The cable pull-through is a very effective exercise for the hamstrings and glutes which make up of the posterior chain. Now, this is a simple exercise and anyone can do it effectively with proper form. But the great thing about using cables is that they keep constant tension on the muscle and this is necessary for muscle hypertrophy.
The cable pull-through is a great posterior chain exercise variation which is a great addition to any workout routine, and it’s ideal for lifters of all levels of experience. So, try it out and see how it improves your leg development!
In This Exercise:
- Target Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Gluteus Maximus
- Type: Strength
- Mechanics: Compound
- Equipment: Cables
- Difficulty: Beginner
- Set up a rope attachment to a low cable pulley.
- Then, face away from the cable machine and grab the rope attachment with both hands between your legs. Keep your knees slightly bent. Walk a few feet away from the machine.
- Now, thrust your hips forward until you’re standing straight up while contracting your hamstrings and glutes.
- Repeat for the desired number of reps.
Variations & Tips:
- Drive your hips forward with your heels during the concentric (Positive) portion of the exercise.
- Pull with your glutes and hamstrings and avoid using your back.
- Cables keep tension on the muscles which is important for muscle growth.
- The cable pull-through targets the hamstrings, glutes, and spinal erectors.
Watch: How to do the cable pull-through
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