Cable Seated Chest Press

Cable Seated Chest Press


This exercise involves sitting on a cable machine and pushing the handles forward to work the chest muscles. It is a great alternative to traditional bench press exercises and allows for a wider range of motion.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Seated Chest Press Instructions

  1. Adjust the seat height so that the handles are at chest level when you are seated.
  2. Sit on the machine with your back flat against the pad and your feet flat on the floor.
  3. Grasp the handles with an overhand grip and bring them to the sides of your chest.
  4. Push the handles forward until your arms are fully extended, but do not lock your elbows.
  5. Slowly bring the handles back to the starting position, keeping your elbows slightly bent.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Cable Seated Chest Press Form & Visual

Cable Seated Chest Press

Cable Seated Chest Press Benefits

  • Targets the chest muscles, specifically the pectoralis major and minor
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional bench press exercises
  • Provides constant tension throughout the movement, leading to increased muscle activation and growth
  • Engages the triceps and shoulders as secondary muscles, leading to a more well-rounded upper body workout
  • Can be easily adjusted to accommodate different fitness levels and goals
  • Offers a safer alternative to free weight exercises, as the cable machine provides a controlled and stable environment

Cable Seated Chest Press Muscles Worked

  • Pectoralis major
  • Anterior deltoids
  • Triceps brachii

Cable Seated Chest Press Variations & Alternatives

  • Dumbbell Seated Chest Press
  • Barbell Seated Chest Press
  • Machine Seated Chest Press
  • Resistance Band Seated Chest Press
  • Single Arm Cable Seated Chest Press