Monday, October 18, 2010

Great Chest Workouts: How To Do the Cable Press Down With Rope

The Triceps Are Power To The Press



Do you want a strong chest? Sure you do. Why else would you be on this blog, right? Well, I've got news for you: if you want a strong chest, you need strong triceps, too. Benching exercises require powerful triceps muscles to help with the lift. So we need exercises that will develop those muscles. The cable press down with rope is a machine exercise that targets the triceps making them stronger.

How To Perform the Cable Press Down With Rope

You'll need a cable machine and a rope for this exercise. There are variations on the cable press down, you can kneel or stand. This article discusses the standing cable press down exercise. Secure a rope to the cable. Make sure that the rope is at chest level. Place both feet firmly on the floor. Grip the rope in both hands. Your arms should be firmly at your sides. Now, using only your lower arms, press the rope down until your arms are straight. Then raise your arms up to the starting position. That's one rep. Perform ten reps of this exercise then rest. Go for a total of five sets with eight to ten reps per set. Each week increase the weights in five pound increments. After you've become stronger, you'll need to change your routine. In order to get stronger, you'll need to lift heavy weights at lower reps. This causes the body to produce more growth hormone which will increase the size and mass of your triceps muscles. The stronger your triceps, the more support they will lend your chest during your pressing exercises. And this will allow you to have great chest workouts.

Okay, that's all for the cable press down with rope article. Look forward to more articles and tips on my Great Chest Workouts website. The only way to become stronger is to get off the computer and workout. So why are you still sitting around reading? Do your workout. Now.

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