standing cable curl
The standing bicep cable curl takes a classic bodybuilding exercise, the standing barbell curl, and replaces the barbell with a handle attached to a cable. This is a common burnout move performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set, as part of an upper-body or arm-focused workout.
STANDING CABLE CURL BENEFITS:
- Builds stronger, more muscular biceps
- Unlike a barbell, the cable allows for continuous tension
- Easy to change the load quickly for dropsets
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- Type: Strength
- Main Muscle Worked: Biceps
- Equipment: Cables
- Level: Beginner
STEP BY STEP GUIDE:
- Set up for the cable curl by attaching a straight bar to the low pulley cable and selecting the weight you want to use on the stack.
- Stand facing the cable machine with your legs shoulder width apart.
- Grasp the bar with an underhand grip (palms facing up), and your hands about shoulder width apart.
- Keeping your elbows tucked in by your sides, slowly curl the bar up as far as possible.
- Squeeze the biceps at the top of the movement, and then slowly lower it back to starting position.
- Do not pause, but go straight into the next rep!
REPEAT FOR DESIRED REPS