Cable Crossover

Cable Crossover Variation


This exercise involves using cable machines to perform a crossover movement, targeting the chest muscles. The variation may involve adjusting the height of the cables or the angle of the movement to target different areas of the chest.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Crossover Instructions

  1. Stand in the center of a cable crossover machine with one foot in front of the other.
  2. Grasp the handles of the cables with your palms facing down and your arms extended out to the sides.
  3. Bring your hands together in front of your chest, crossing the cables over each other.
  4. Slowly release the cables back to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Cable Crossover Form & Visual

Cable Crossover Variation

Cable Crossover Benefits

  • Targets the chest muscles from different angles, leading to better muscle activation and growth
  • Improves upper body strength and power
  • Increases range of motion in the shoulder joint
  • Helps to correct muscle imbalances in the chest and shoulders
  • Can be easily modified to target specific areas of the chest, such as the upper or lower portions

Cable Crossover Muscles Worked

  • Pectoralis major (upper and lower fibers)
  • Anterior deltoids
  • Triceps brachii

Cable Crossover Variations & Alternatives

  • Single-arm cable crossover
  • Low-to-high cable crossover
  • High-to-low cable crossover
  • Reverse-grip cable crossover
  • Standing cable crossover
  • Seated cable crossover
  • Decline cable crossover
  • Incline cable crossover
  • Wide-grip cable crossover
  • Narrow-grip cable crossover