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Far-Away Cable Flies?

This was listed in the latest newsletter. I think it would be cool if the Exercise of the Weeks were like articles, where people can comment on them and stuff. That and, so people can reference them when they don’t get the newsletter.

This is a good exercise, but why aren’t they just called decline cable flies? Far-away is too vague, and it’s basically just a decline fly with cables.

[quote]tyciol wrote:
This was listed in the latest newsletter. I think it would be cool if the Exercise of the Weeks were like articles, where people can comment on them and stuff. That and, so people can reference them when they don’t get the newsletter.

This is a good exercise, but why aren’t they just called decline cable flies? Far-away is too vague, and it’s basically just a decline fly with cables.[/quote]

  1. It’s not performed on a decline bench, but on a flat bench.

  2. The far-away thing is only to get the message across that the bench is set up far away from the cable stations.

I also call it a lying cross-over.

How are they ‘better’ than normal flies? :slight_smile:

[quote]Misterhamper wrote:
How are they ‘better’ than normal flies? :)[/quote]

CT, will give you a better explanation.

It depends on what part of the chest you’re trying to hit. The Far-Away Cable Flies seem very effective if you’re trying to hit, for lack of a better term, the outer and lower part, of the sternal head (lower pec fibers).

Also, putting the bench far-away from the cables will allow you to get a good stretch in the muscle. I understand, this will recruit more fast-twitch muscle fibers (correct me if I’m wrong).