Strength

Single Arm Cable Overhead Press

The Single Arm Cable Overhead Press enhances shoulder stability and arm strength by lifting a cable above the head consecutively. This exercise is ideal for building upper body strength and muscle tone.
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Single Arm Cable Overhead Press instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand near a cable machine, and adjust the cable pulley to the lowest height.
2
Grab the handle with one hand and move a step back to create enough tension in the cable.
3
Raise your hand straight up until your arm is fully extended above your head. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart for better balance.
4
Slowly lower your arm back down until your elbow is bent at a 90 degree angle.
5
Repeat the movement for the desired number of reps before switching to the other arm.
Stand near a cable machine, and adjust the cable pulley to the lowest height.
Grab the handle with one hand and move a step back to create enough tension in the cable.
Raise your hand straight up until your arm is fully extended above your head. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart for better balance.
Slowly lower your arm back down until your elbow is bent at a 90 degree angle.
Repeat the movement for the desired number of reps before switching to the other arm.
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