December 10, 2022

How to Use the Cable Machine

The cable machine has been the subject of more hilarious gym fail videos on YouTube than we can count. But the truth is, the cable machine is one of the most misunderstood pieces of equipment in the club, and even individuals who believe they’re utilizing it correctly might be making form mistakes that may make workouts less effective, or worse, lead to injury.?

Cable machine crunches are one exercise that Planet Fitness trainer Maria Almonte sees done wrong constantly. Within this video, she shows you the proper way (and the wrong way) to perform this ultra-effective ab burner.?

First, kneel underneath a machine with rope cables. Grab the rope handles and produce these to your forehead. Contract your abs and bend over until your chest meets your thighs. That’s one rep.

Here’s more to do: Don’t contain the rope near your chest. Grip the rope at the forehead, and it there through the exercise. You also have to be sure you don’t arch your back. And finally, don’t pull your elbows all the way to the ground. They should not go past the knees during the crunch.?