How should I do the intercostal cable pull-down exercise?

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The intercostal section of your abdominals runs along your ribs. This exercise targets those muscles, as well as the obliques, which are located near your abdomen. The intercostal cable pull-down allows you to use a larger range of movement, targeting both the inner and outer obliques and serratus to the fullest.

Using one side of the cable crossover machine, connect a rope or strap to the top cable. Kneel on the floor in the middle of the machine, with your back to the weight stack, holding the rope above your head. Keep your butt off your heels, with your torso bent slightly forward. Your elbows should be somewhat angled out and bent at a 35-degree angle. This arm position allows you to keep your lats flexed, which helps the muscles work synergistically to tie them together. Contract your obliques, bringing your upper torso down toward the floor and your elbows to your knees as if you're curling over a barrel.

Perform 3 sets of 25-50 reps

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