Cable vs. Dumbell Flys

  1. New Member
    mcQ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    16
    Rep Power
    152
    Level
    5
    Lv. Percent
    8.17%

    Question Cable vs. Dumbell Flys


    Another newb question here - I'm looking to expand my chest workout a bit. I've primarily been doing flat, incline and decline DB and BB (varies w/each workout, typically 3 sets of 4 exercises). In any event, I'd like to add a fly exercise to my routine, and I would appreciate any member feedback on DB flys vs Cable flys - what you do or don't like about them and any differences you've noted in results between the two.

    Thanks for any responses.

  2. New Member
    Zack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    64
    Rep Power
    174
    Level
    8
    Lv. Percent
    32.68%

    what about pec dec?
  3. Senior Member
    windwords7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    2,297
    Rep Power
    1558
    Level
    35
    Lv. Percent
    32.87%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    I like dumbell anything over cable anything but I'm old school like that.
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    msclbldrguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    344
    Rep Power
    319
    Level
    20
    Lv. Percent
    56.87%

    i'm with ww7...except about being from the OLD school..heh ahem...anyways, i like db because you get a better stretch. Also, cable flyes are rough on my shoulders so i tend to avoid 'em. I use peck deck as a change of pace. Besides, you can do incline, decline, flat bench flyes so theres more variety.
  5. New Member
    Flavor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    66
    Rep Power
    179
    Level
    7
    Lv. Percent
    70.4%

    Well, you can do any angle with cables as well. When in doubt, go with DB's, with any exercise. Free weights are simply better. The cable version does offer resistance at full contraction, which is obviously a plus. It doesn't have the benefits of free weights, though. Try em both, rotate between the two, experiment.
  6. Registered User
    jweave23's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  237 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    2,612
    Rep Power
    1455
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    30.89%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    I alternate between pec deck and DB fly's (flat and incline). I don't put too much stress on them though, basically and end of chest workout thing to ensure fatigue
  7. New Member
    mcQ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    16
    Rep Power
    152
    Level
    5
    Lv. Percent
    8.17%

    Yeah, I tried incline DB flys last night, really stretched the hell out of my chest - definitely feeling more sore than normal today.

    Thanks for the advice.
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. dumbell fly vs crossover
    By nightmare1234 in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 10-05-2013, 11:46 AM
  2. Seated Rear Delt Machine vs. Seated Cable Rows
    By TruffleShuffle in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-04-2008, 04:08 PM
  3. will decline dumbell flys wreck shoulders?
    By Bendiesel in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-30-2008, 03:48 PM
  4. Flat Bench VS Dumbell Bench
    By The Flash in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 02-28-2008, 03:32 AM
  5. DSL vs cable.
    By wojo in forum General Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-10-2007, 01:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in