Free Motion Dual Cable Cross, Cable Crossover High & Low Cables
Why should you
include the Cable Exercise Videos into your Workout Regimen?
all, there can be some confusion when talking about 'cable exercises'. If you
are new to the gym and fitness equipment you may think 'cable exercises' are all
exercises using weight machines that have a cable but this is not the case.
Ask anyone who has regularly attended a gym at one point of
their life or someone who is familiar with gym lingo and they will describe
'cable exercises' as exercises on free cable pulley machines
cable crossovers and now new Free Motion Equipment.
When you do cable exercises they feel a lot more like free weight exercises
than exercise on selectorized machines. In fact, if you incorporate these cable
exercise videos in your workout regimen you will benefit in very much the same
ways as you would from free weights (dumbbells and barbells). Any adjustable
cable set-up which allows you to at the very least select a high or low cable
will enable you to do most of these exercises.
While cable exercises have a very similar motion to all other forms of
exercises, there are subtle differences. Knowing the primary differences will
shorten your learning curve when trying new cable exercises in your workout
Cable Exercises vs. Free Weights
The resistance from free weights is completely dependent on gravity. The
force of gravity is always pulling the weights straight down towards the floor.
This means for exercising with free weights your body is always at the mercy of
the weights meaning exercises always involve you moving in certain positions to
target specific muscles.
With cables, the resistance is still coming from the force of gravity, but
this ends at the weight stack as the cables and pulleys allow you more freedom
of motion as you can position yourself in various positions in relation to the
cables. Unlike dumbbells which can rest certain positions with little or no
resistance, with cables as soon as you pull or push the cable to raise the
weight stack, you will always have equal resistance going through the full range
Cable Exercises vs. Resistance Bands
You will notice a similarity between these cable exercise videos
from resistance bands. The cable and resistance both allow you to have
more control over your body position in relation to the resistance as opposed to
free weights. The primary difference between bands and cables is the cable
pulley provides equal resistance throughout the range of motion while the
resistance from the bands due to its elastic properties always increases as you
increase range of motion.
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