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Old 08-13-2005, 11:55 AM
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To quote the Prez, "Cable pullovers are one of the best all around and technique sound exercises I know of. Its unfortunate that they are not used more often."

I must admit that, prior to my workout this morning, I was one of the unfortunate souls who had not taken advantage of this great exercise. Rest assured, however, it will be neglected no more by this trainee!

<font color="blue">CABLE PULLOVERS</font>

Begin by positioning a flat bench in front of a low cable pulley with a triceps rope attachment, ensuring that the bench is far enough from the pulley to get a good stretch in your lats. Lie supine with your head nearest the weight stack. To force your chest musculature to do more of the pulling, utilize a straight-arm technique, pulling the weight over as if you were driving a heavy sledge hammer into a huge railroad nail (as described by OldSchool). Squeeze your chest for a peak contraction, then return slowly to the start position. Make sure you keep your back flat on the bench throughout the movement. Note: Your triceps are going to burn like mad too!!!

I can't wait to use the other variations of this exercise with a cable (incline, decline, bent-arm, other attachments, etc.)!

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That is a good one. I use pull-overs tons in my workout. Typically I do at least 3 exercises 5 sets each per workout. It has worked wonders or my serratus.

I have never tried decline on cables, though. I'll have to try that out!
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Thanks for sharing tuf!!!
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I have never tried decline on cables, though. I'll have to try that out!

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Did a huge strip on these today for lats and it was sick! Get your butts in the gym and try it out, ladies! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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I do pullovers with dumbbells...I will try this variation.

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