Cable attachments can be used on cable machines, Smith machines and other similar units. Workout buffs and athletes can use them to work practically any muscle part. The cable attachment provides individuals with unique angles for working various muscles. For example, a person can work biceps and triceps by holding the cable in front or above the head, respectively.
These cables also allow people to hit all three heads of the deltoids: The front, side and rear. Rear delt workouts can be performed by crossing the cables in front of the body, or while bending over with the cables at their lowest setting.
Cable exercises are generally easier on the joints than barbells and weight machines. Movements can be performed more smoothly. Those who work out also cannot drop cables on their feet like dumbbells or weight plates. Cable crossovers for the chest also help shape the pectoral muscles, which enhances their overall look.