How To Do Cable Kickbacks | Form Fix Friday

howtodocCable kickbacks are an excellent isolation exercise that works all gluteal muscles and hamstrings. They should be used to finish off your leg day instead of as a main exercise.  I’ve seen cable kickbacks with horrendous form so bookmark this post for reference!

First, let me say that cable kickbacks are not a necessary part of your routine.

“So why did you make a video about them?”

Because ya’ll are going to do them anyway, and I want you to do them without hurting your back. Also, even thought my workouts are created to focus on compound I love exercises like this when I want to spice my routine up.

Cable kickbacks are an excellent isolation exercise that works all gluteal muscles and hamstrings. They should be used to finish off your leg day instead of as a main exercise.

I’ve seen cable kickbacks with horrendous form so bookmark this post for reference!

The most important thing to remember is that your back should remain neutral. Lean forward to create a 90-degree angle with your body to prevent low back arch (or anterior pelvic tilt). Otherwise, this exercise will hurt your back.⠀

Why do it at the end of leg day?⠀ ⠀

Isolation exercises are less demanding than compound or multi-joint exercises - that means that the exercises use multiple muscle groups like squats, deadlifts, lunges. You want to start out with the more demanding exercise and finish with the least demanding to get the most out of your workout.⠀

Tiffany Ima