Cable Close Grip Curl

Cable Close Grip Curl


This exercise involves holding a cable with a close grip and curling it towards your body, targeting the biceps muscles. It is a great isolation exercise for building arm strength and size.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Close Grip Curl Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a cable attachment with an underhand grip, palms facing up.
  2. Keep your elbows close to your sides and curl the cable attachment towards your shoulders, exhaling as you lift.
  3. Pause at the top of the movement and squeeze your biceps.
  4. Slowly lower the cable attachment back to the starting position, inhaling as you lower.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Cable Close Grip Curl Form & Visual

Cable Close Grip Curl

Cable Close Grip Curl Benefits

  • Targets the biceps brachii muscle
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional dumbbell curls
  • Engages the brachialis muscle, which can help increase overall arm size and strength
  • Can be easily adjusted to target different areas of the biceps by changing the grip width or angle
  • Provides constant tension on the biceps throughout the entire range of motion
  • Can be performed with heavier weights than traditional curls, leading to greater muscle growth and strength gains

Cable Close Grip Curl Muscles Worked

  • Biceps brachii
  • Brachialis
  • Brachioradialis

Cable Close Grip Curl Variations & Alternatives

  • Barbell Close Grip Curl
  • Dumbbell Close Grip Curl
  • Reverse Cable Close Grip Curl
  • Reverse Barbell Close Grip Curl
  • Reverse Dumbbell Close Grip Curl