Back in the early days at the height of the industrial revolution there were a few physical culturists who gained fame by writing course after course on physical fitness and health. Some of these were doctors, gym owners, gymnasts, wrestlers and strongmen. During that time period cable training was relatively new at the time when machines weren't big yet and some of these cables you can use just about anywhere. Within them were steel springs that that the cables were attached to and you can stretch them as long as 18 inches. Some of the biggest names in Physical Culture at the time used them such as Eugene Sandow, Earl Liederman, Charles Atlas, Joseph Greenstein a.k.a The Mighty Atom and Grip Extrodinare Thomas Inch.
As time went on throughout America the cables sometimes were the stable of a person's fitness program and for good reason. Two Strongmen from two different eras held courses on this type of training. They were Joe Bonomo and Reg Park. Bonomo a legendary strongman was also in films as an actor and stuntman and performed feats of strength. Reg Park was and still is today considered one of the greatest bodybuilders of his generation winning major titles such as a multiple time Mr. Universe. He was one of the first bodybuilders to bench press 500 lbs. and one of the remaining few at that time that concentrated on physique as well as strength.
Nowadays the steel spring cables are replaced by one of the biggest manufacturing fitness companies in the world at Lifeline USA ran by Father and Son Bobby & Jon Hinds. They have invented some of the best peices of fitness equipment that some people have replaced weights with in using rubber cables. The new and improved Chest Expnder is one of the focal points on upper body strength and conditioning. With enough colored cables to replace an entire rack of dumbbells you can build strength and progression within seconds. I have played around with it every now and then and it always gives me a great workout and why? Because the chest expander hits your upper body from a variety of angles that nor weights or bodyweight exercises can touch.
With the thousands of dollars on a weight rack you can get these bad boys for a fraction of the price and they last a long time. You save money from going to the gym, you can pack them up in a breifcase and travel anywhere in the world and get a workout in. Believe me when I tell you this it can make your life a whole lot easier and convient for your workouts so you don't have to waste time waiting to get to a machine or which dumbbell or barbell to use. You can work out on the lake, in the sand, at home, in a hotel room, in your office hell you can even workout in the damn woods if you chose to do so there are endless possibilities for you to train in. Also it doesn't take much time either. 10 minutes with the Chest Expander would be all you need to get a brutal workout where you'll be breathing hard and gaining flexibility while putting on strength and functional muscle. If thats not enough for you then check out my friend Bud Jeffries and his course Alternative Conditioning Series where he teaches a simpler and convient way to train using clubs, hammers, maces, an Iso Ring, the Portable Power Jumper and even a more indepth look into the (drum roll please.....) chest expander.
Go and take a look. You will see that the chest expander will do wonders for you and your body. Learn as many as 20+ exercises with this one peice of equipment. You can have a whole gym in just this one bad boy. Go ahead take a peak.