Chest Exercise Database -> Band Cross Over

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Band Cross Over

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Band Cross Over

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Chest

Detailed Muscle Group : Inner Chest

Other Muscle Groups : Biceps , Shoulders

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Bands

Difficulty : Beginner

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Targeted Muscle Group

Chest

How To Perform Exercise

This exercise uses unique and variable resistance to target your chest and biceps.

Steps :

1.) Take a resistance band and wrap it around a straight pole or the post of an exercise machine. Keeping the band at around chest level, face away from the post and hold the handles in each hand, spreading them out to your sides.

2.) Once you have wrapped the band around the pole, step back until you feel resistance, standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, and keep your knees bent and abs tight.

3.) To perform the exercise, slowly allow your hands to come in towards each other, keeping your arms extended out in front of you, until you feel a stretch in your chest.

4.) Hold this position for a few seconds then return back to the starting position with your hands extended out and handles spread out at your sides.


Tips :

1.) By using a straight pole, it provides stability to perform the exercise and less likely to slip thus injuring yourself.

2.) You are able to vary the resistance by either stepping towards or away from where the band is wrapped around.