How do I perform a standing cable chest press with 2-arms?

Wendy Batts
When performing a standing, 2-arm cable chest press exercise, first select the amount of weight on the cable machine that you want to use. Next, stand with your feet hip-width apart and pointed straight ahead.  Be sure to draw in your belly button and keep your neck relaxed. With both arms fully extended and cable machine behind you, hold the cables in each hand with your palms facing down. Slowly bend your elbows, making sure to keep them below armpit level. Pause and then press the cables forward until your elbows are fully extended. Perform this exercise for the desired number of repetitions.
Stand with your back to a weight stack, keeping your feet straight and placed shoulder-width apart. Keep your knees slightly bent as you hold a cable in each hand at chest level, palms facing down. Bend your elbows and keep them slightly below shoulder level. Press the cables forward and together, fully extending your arms and being careful not to jut your head forward. Return your hands to the starting position.

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