History

Strength Tests With Cables – Strength Magazine – November, 1928

The physical training apparatus known as a cable exerciser is today, without a doubt, the best known and most widely used home exerciser. Like everything else that is popular, there are reasons for it. First, they are inexpensive; second, they do develop muscles and strength; third, they are easy to handle, use, and put out of the way when not in use; fourth, they make a fine appearance so that everyone likes to possess one, and everyone who hasn’t one likes to try their strength on someone else’s whenever the opportunity presents itself; fifth, they are progressive because resistance can be added or taken away.

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