Cable Curl

Cable Curl


The cable curl is an exercise that targets the biceps muscles. It involves using a cable machine with a handle attachment to perform a curling motion, which helps to build strength and size in the biceps. The exercise can be modified by adjusting the weight, grip, and angle of the cable machine to target different areas of the biceps.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Curl Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a cable handle in each hand.
  2. Keep your elbows close to your sides and curl the handles up towards your shoulders.
  3. Hold for a second at the top of the movement, then slowly lower the handles back down to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Cable Curl Form & Visual

Cable Curl

Cable Curl Benefits

  • Targets the biceps muscles, helping to increase arm strength and size
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional dumbbell curls
  • Provides constant tension on the biceps throughout the entire movement
  • Can be easily adjusted to target different areas of the biceps by changing the grip or angle of the cable
  • Helps to improve grip strength and forearm development

Cable Curl Muscles Worked

  • Biceps brachii
  • Brachialis
  • Brachioradialis

Cable Curl Variations & Alternatives

  • Single-arm cable curl
  • Double-arm cable curl
  • Low-pulley cable curl
  • High-pulley cable curl
  • Reverse-grip cable curl
  • Wide-grip cable curl
  • Narrow-grip cable curl
  • Standing cable curl
  • Seated cable curl
  • Cable hammer curl