Virtual Fitness: Standing Cable Chest Fly
The Standing Cable Chest Fly is a strength training exercise that works the chest muscles.
INSTRUCTIONS: Adjust the pulleys to shoulder height. Select your weight. Using a neutral grip, take hold of each handle, one at a time. Step forward with one foot into a split stance. Bring arms together into the start position. Inhale as you slowly release the pulleys back as shown in the video. Exhale as you bring the pulleys forward. There is a slight bend at the elbows during movement.
SPLIT STANCE: Step your right foot forward and bend your kneee. Lift the heel of the left foot while keeping your left knee straight.
BENEFITS: The Standing Cable Fly strengthens the pectoral muscles.
RELEASING THE HANDLES: To release the handles, bring arms together, bend elbows. Place your arms on your chest. Take a step back toward the cable machine. Step to the right. Release the right handle. Move to the left and release the left handle.
ERRORS: Using too much weight. Lifting shoulders up. Moving too fast.
EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider