Cable Preacher Curl

Cable Preacher Curl


This exercise involves using a cable machine to perform preacher curls, which target the biceps muscles. The cable provides constant tension throughout the movement, making it a challenging and effective exercise for building arm strength and size.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Preacher Curl Instructions

  1. Adjust the cable machine to the appropriate height for your height.
  2. Attach a straight bar to the cable machine.
  3. Stand facing the cable machine with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  4. Grasp the bar with an underhand grip, with your hands shoulder-width apart.
  5. Rest your upper arms on the preacher bench, with your elbows at a 90-degree angle.
  6. Keeping your upper arms stationary, exhale and curl the bar towards your shoulders.
  7. Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, squeezing your biceps.
  8. Inhale and slowly lower the bar back to the starting position.
  9. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Cable Preacher Curl Form & Visual

Cable Preacher Curl

Cable Preacher Curl Benefits

  • Targets the biceps brachii muscle, helping to increase arm strength and size
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional preacher curls
  • Provides constant tension on the biceps throughout the entire movement
  • Helps to isolate the biceps and reduce involvement of other muscles
  • Can be easily adjusted to target different areas of the biceps

Cable Preacher Curl Muscles Worked

  • Biceps brachii
  • Brachialis
  • Brachioradialis

Cable Preacher Curl Variations & Alternatives

  • Single-arm Cable Preacher Curl
  • Reverse-grip Cable Preacher Curl
  • Standing Cable Preacher Curl
  • Seated Cable Preacher Curl
  • High-pulley Cable Preacher Curl