Cable Shoulder Press

Cable Shoulder Press


This exercise involves using a cable machine to perform a shoulder press, which targets the deltoid muscles in the shoulders. The cable machine provides constant tension throughout the movement, making it a great option for building strength and muscle in the shoulders.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Shoulder Press Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on a bench with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor.
  2. Hold a cable in each hand with your palms facing forward and your elbows bent at a 90-degree angle.
  3. Slowly press the cables upward until your arms are fully extended above your head.
  4. Hold this position for a few seconds, then slowly lower the cables back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Cable Shoulder Press Form & Visual

Cable Shoulder Press

Cable Shoulder Press Benefits

  • Targets the shoulder muscles, specifically the anterior and medial deltoids
  • Improves shoulder stability and mobility
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional shoulder presses
  • Engages the core muscles for added stability and balance
  • Can be easily modified for different fitness levels and goals

Cable Shoulder Press Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids
  • Triceps
  • Trapezius
  • Rotator Cuff

Cable Shoulder Press Variations & Alternatives

  • Single Arm Cable Shoulder Press
  • Seated Cable Shoulder Press
  • Standing Cable Shoulder Press
  • Alternating Cable Shoulder Press
  • Cable Front Raise
  • Cable Lateral Raise
  • Cable Rear Delt Fly