Crosses On Incline Bench To Cables: Types Of Exercise

The inclined bench cable crossover exercise is also known as the inclined bench cable crossover

Type Of Exercise

Crosses on incline bench with cables is a One-joint/accessory exercise


  • Incline bench presses with dumbbells

Crosses On Incline Bench To Cables: Execution

The starting position sees the athlete seated on a bench inclined at 20° and 45°, with his back in his strength position, legs apart and feet firmly resting on the ground behind the knees to help maintain the three natural curves of the back and to support weight more effectively. The elbows are slightly flexed, the wrists straight or flexed, and the shoulders are extended and partially adducted in different proportions depending on the incline of the bench. The handles are held at the same height as the sternum with a neutral grip. The execution consists in flexing and abducting the shoulders so that the handles trace an arc of a circle on the same vertical plane perpendicular to the floor (not to the bench) on which they were at the start.

Muscles Involved In The Exercise Incline Bench Crosses To The Cables

Group 0

  • Pectoralis major
  • Anterior deltoid
  • Coracobrachialis
  • Biceps brachii (weak)

Shoulder flexion

Group 1

  • Lateral deltoid

Shoulder abduction action

Group 2

  • Inferior bundles of the thoracic serratus major
  • Inferior bundles of the trapezius
  • Intermediate bundles of the trapezius

Scapular superior rotation

Function of stabilizer muscles: Stability of the shoulder, scapula, elbow, socket, torso, hip, knee, ankle and foot

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