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The cable machine is one of the most underrated bits of equipment in the gym, with most guys either ignoring it or using it incorrectly. Cable machines are good because they're functional and when used properly allow you to do exercises that mimic everyday movements, such as lifting, twisting, reaching and bending. Exercises done with a cable machine engage your core and force your body to use a variety of muscle groups to distribute the stress of the weight, leading to greater overall strength.