Cable Drag Curl

Cable Drag Curl


This exercise involves using a cable machine to perform a bicep curl while dragging the cable along the body. It targets the biceps and forearms.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Drag Curl Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent.
  2. Attach a rope handle to a low pulley cable machine.
  3. Grasp the rope with an underhand grip, with your palms facing up and your hands shoulder-width apart.
  4. Step back from the machine to create tension in the cable.
  5. Keeping your elbows close to your sides, curl the rope towards your chest by flexing your biceps.
  6. Pause at the top of the movement and squeeze your biceps.
  7. Slowly lower the rope back to the starting position.
  8. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Cable Drag Curl Form & Visual

Cable Drag Curl

Cable Drag Curl Benefits

  • Targets the biceps brachii muscle, helping to increase arm strength and size
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional bicep curls
  • Engages the brachialis muscle, which can help create a more defined and aesthetically pleasing arm shape
  • Can be easily modified by adjusting the weight or cable height to accommodate different fitness levels
  • Helps to improve grip strength and forearm endurance

Cable Drag Curl Muscles Worked

  • Biceps brachii
  • Brachialis
  • Brachioradialis

Cable Drag Curl Variations & Alternatives

  • Single Arm Cable Drag Curl
  • Reverse Cable Drag Curl
  • Standing Cable Drag Curl
  • Seated Cable Drag Curl
  • Wide Grip Cable Drag Curl
  • Narrow Grip Cable Drag Curl
  • Low Cable Drag Curl
  • High Cable Drag Curl