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How to Perform Cable Shoulder Extensions

How to Perform Cable Shoulder Extensions

The Cable Shoulder Extensions is a resistance training exercise for beginners to improve strength of the back and shoulder musculature.

Make sure you use appropriate weight so you can control the action throughout the entire range of motion. Otherwise you may only reap half the benefits.

Very often, people use too much resistance. They pull the weight towards the hips and then just release it on the way up.

No eccentric phase, the weights basically just drop to the floor. Make the most out of your training time and work your way up to weights that make you look respectable.

It may also be a good idea to work the chest equally as hard as your back to avoid strength imbalances. Apart from looking weird strength imbalances can also lead to injuries.

Cable Shoulder Extensions Description

Cable Shoulder Extensions
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  1. Take on athletic stance and hold the bar in both hands.
  2. Flex the hips until arms are next to your ears.
  3. Extend the shoulders and pull the bar towards your knees/shins in a controlled fashion.
  4. Slowly flex shoulders and return to starting position.

Cable Shoulder Extensions Targeted Musculature

  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Deltoids

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Horizontal Pull Up
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