Low Pulley Cable Fly

Exercise / Chest

Low Pulley Cable Fly overview

The Low Pulley Cable Fly is a targeted chest exercise that utilizes cable resistance to isolate and strengthen the pectoral muscles. This movement, performed at a low pulley station, provides constant tension throughout the range of motion, promoting enhanced chest development and definition. Explore the specifications, step-by-step instructions, and variations to optimize the benefits of the Low Pulley Cable Fly in your chest workout routine.

The Low Pulley Cable Fly focuses on isolating the pectoral muscles, emphasizing the lower and outer chest for a comprehensive workout.

Low Pulley Cable Fly – how to perform

  • Step 1: Set up a cable machine with the pulleys at the lowest setting. Stand in the center, facing the machine.
  • Step 2: Grasp a handle in each hand with an overhand grip, and take a step back to create tension.
  • Step 3: Adopt a staggered stance for stability, and slightly bend your knees.
  • Step 4: Start with your arms extended forward at shoulder height, palms facing each other.
  • Step 5: Open your arms in a wide arc, bringing the handles together in front of your chest.
  • Step 6: Squeeze your chest muscles at the peak of the movement, then return to the starting position.

Perform each repetition with controlled movements, focusing on the contraction and stretch of the chest.

Starting position

Final position

CAUTION: Rember to consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any pre-existing conditions.

Exercise Tips

  • Engage your core to stabilize your body throughout the exercise.
  • Control the speed of the movement to maximize muscle engagement.
  • Keep a slight bend in your elbows to avoid hyperextension.
  • Choose an appropriate weight that challenges you without sacrificing form.


  1. Single-Arm Low Pulley Cable Fly: Isolate each side of the chest independently for balanced development.
  2. Inward-Focused Flyes: Rotate your palms toward each other to target the inner chest.
  3. Paused Reps: Introduce a brief pause at the bottom of each repetition for increased time under tension.
  4. Decline Low Pulley Cable Fly: Perform the exercise on a decline bench for a different angle of chest activation.