How to Do Leg Exercises With Cables

Doing leg exercises with cables is one of the most common leg exercises. They are easy to handle, and extremely effective in workouts. Unlike machines or rods that move only in a specific direction, cables can be used to workout in different styles. There are several attachments available to help one exercise more accurately and in a better way. Some of the exercises that can be done comfortable with the help of cables and ankle attachment are as follows.

Instructions

  • 1

    Outer Thigh Lift:

    Move the cable to the bottom position before attacking the ankle strap. Stand with your left side towards the cable and weight stack. Lift your right leg in a straight line, out to the side, and try to turn your foot inwards while let your heel lead.  Make sure that you do not tip your body sideways. Stay in an upright position. Resist the weights, and lower your leg back down slowly. Stop lowering your leg before the weight touches down. Lift your leg up yet again and repeat the process to complete a set. Make sure that the weight does not pull your leg down to the floor throughout the set. Repeat the process on the other leg as well.

  • 2

    Inner Thigh Lift:

    Keep your ankle strap on, and keep the cable in the same position that you used for the outer thigh lift. However, this time around, you have to stand left side towards the cable and weight stack. Try bringing your right leg across your body, and let the heel lead the way. Make sure that you avoid twisting your hips. Keep them facing forward. Resist the weights and lower down your leg back slowly. Stop before the weight touches down. Repeat the process to complete a set. Make sure that the weights do not pull your leg back down on the floor throughout the set. Repeat the process on the other leg as well.

  • 3

    Buttocks Lift:

    Keep the cable and ankle strap in the same position. However, change your standing position. In this exercise, you will be facing the cable and weight stack. Lift your leg in a straight manner right towards the back. Make sure that your toes remain pointing forward while your leg does not drift out sideways. In addition, prevent your body from tipping forwards to add extra effort. Remain standing straight throughout the set. Lower your leg downwards, but stop before the weight touches down.

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