How do I perform a standing cable chest press with 1-arm?

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Wendy Batts
Fitness
When performing a standing, single-arm cable chest press exercise, you want to 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 the arm fully extended and cable machine behind you, hold the handle in one hand and start with it in front of your body around eye level. From this position, slowly bend your elbow making sure to keep it below armpit level. Pause and then press the cable forward until your elbow is fully extended. Return to the starting position. Perform this exercise for the desired number of repetitions and then repeat on the other side.
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 your hand at chest level, palm facing down. Bend your elbow and keep it slightly below shoulder level. Press the cable forward, fully extending your arm and being careful not to jut your head forward. Return the cable to the starting position and then press forward. Repeat the exercise with the same arm.


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