Strength

Cable Overhead Press

The Cable Overhead Press is a strength-building exercise enhancing your shoulder, arm, and back muscles. It improves your capacity to lift and carry objects overhead.
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Cable Overhead Press instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand midway between two pulleys set at the lowest position, facing away from the machine, and hold one handle in each hand.
2
Raise your hands to shoulder height, elbows bent at a 90-degree angle and palms facing forward.
3
Press your hands straight up, fully extending your arms above your head.
4
Slowly lower your arms back down to shoulder height in a controlled manner.
5
Repeat for the programmed number of reps, always keeping your core tight and body upright.
Stand midway between two pulleys set at the lowest position, facing away from the machine, and hold one handle in each hand.
Raise your hands to shoulder height, elbows bent at a 90-degree angle and palms facing forward.
Press your hands straight up, fully extending your arms above your head.
Slowly lower your arms back down to shoulder height in a controlled manner.
Repeat for the programmed number of reps, always keeping your core tight and body upright.
Equipment needed
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Bosu
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Cables
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EZ Curl Bar
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Machine
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Muscles used
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