Here’s How to Build the Cable Machine into Workout Routines

Do you want to know how to build a cable machine into your workout routine? Sure, free weights are great, but you need to spend quality time with the cable machine. These multifaceted pulley systems allow you to pull, press, twist, and hinge, and you can use them for both functional and strength training — you need to know how to use them.

There are various attachments, like the rope, single stirrup handles, and revolving lat bar; depending on what body part you’re working on and what exercise you’re doing, you may use several of them in your workout. For example, some of the most popular exercises on a cable machine are biceps curls, either with the stirrup handle or the revolving curl bar, seated lat pull down with the lat bar, and a single-leg glute press with the ankle strap. But don’t stop there! Here is an infographic of how to use a cable machine with confidence:

Look at this handy infographic for 21  workout routines you can do on the cable machine — including what attachments to use for each one.

Cable Machine Workout Routine


Kellie Davis ran before she crawled and constantly fed her insatiable appetite for competition. Finally, in 2009, she competed in her first figure bodybuilding show. Davis subsequently started a fitness blog titled to help other moms and career women make positive fitness and lifestyle habits. Her blog started her fitness writing career, and shortly after, she was in the gym coaching clients.

Davis discovered the perfect marriage of fitness and writing. She has since co-authored the famous women’s strength training book Strong Curves. Davis also launched a handful of online fitness programs. Kellie is the co-founder of, a comprehensive intermediate resistance training system.

As a fitness writer and personal trainer, we know her for helping hundreds of women achieve optimal health. She does this through her innovative fitness programs designed for busy lifestyles. Davis dotes on her amazing husband and two children in her spare time. She also attends George Washington University as a graduate student. In addition, she competes in powerlifting, takes the field in co-ed softball, and spends time with her two adoring dogs and brood of backyard hens.

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