lying cable curl
The lying cable biceps curl is a cable exercise that targets the biceps. It is performed lying on the back, either on a bench or the ground, with the feet facing toward a cable stack. This movement is usually performed for moderate to high reps for a burn and pump as part of an arm-focused workout.
LYING CABLE CURL BENEFITS:
- Builds strength and size in the biceps
- Lying down eliminates the possibility of using momentum from the lower body to raise the weight
- The cables provide constant tension on the muscles
- Serious biceps isolation if performed with strict form
Video Source: InstructionalFitness
- Type: Strength
- Main Muscle Worked: Biceps
- Equipment: Cables
- Level: Intermediate
STEP BY STEP GUIDE:
- The lying cable curl is a good exercise for isolating the biceps. Set up for the exercise by attaching a straight bar to a low pulley cable and selecting the weight you want to use.
- Sit on the floor in front of the cable machine with your feet resting against it.
- Grip the bar with an underhand grip (palms facing up) at around shoulder width and lay back on the floor. Your body should be flat on the floor.
- Keeping your upper arms on the floor, slowly curl the bar up as far as possible.
- Squeeze the biceps, and then slowly lower the bar back to the starting position.
REPEAT FOR DESIRED REPS