This exercise provided courtesy of Billy Polson, founder and co-owner of DIAKADI Body training gym, voted best personal training gym in San Francisco by CitySearch in 2006 and "Best Place to Get Fit" by San Francisco Magazine in 2009.
Targets the chest in a controlled weightlifting environment.
Set the cables a bit above your waist height when standing. Stand between the cables, facing away from the machine, with legs staggered, one front and one back. Take one cable in each hand.
- Keep your chest high and shoulder blades retracted, with a neutral spine. Your palms should face each other with elbows slightly bent as you press your arms together in front of you.
- Your arms should be straight at the end of the movement. As you open your arms back to the starting position, maintain control and don't let the weights slam down.
About Billy Polson: Billy Polson is co-founder of the award-winning Diakadi Body personal training gym and creators of RealJock's 12-week Workout Programs. Billy is a certified Level 1 Practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach through the Paul Chek Institute as well as a Certified Personal Trainer through The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Have burning questions about your fitness that you want Billy and Diakadi co-founder Mike Clausen to answer? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.