Strength

Half Cable Curl

The Half Cable Curl boosts biceps strength and power. It uses a controlled curling motion against a cable machine for increased arm strength. Ideal for toning upper arms.
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Half Cable Curl instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand facing the cable machine. Attach a bar to a low pulley.
2
Grab the cable bar with your palms facing upwards. Stand about a foot away from the pulley.
3
Keep your elbows close to your sides and don't move them during the exercise.
4
Curl the bar as far as possible without moving your upper arms, pausing once your biceps are fully contracted.
5
Slowly begin to bring the cable bar back to the original position as your breathe in. Repeat for the programmed number of reps.
Stand facing the cable machine. Attach a bar to a low pulley.
Grab the cable bar with your palms facing upwards. Stand about a foot away from the pulley.
Keep your elbows close to your sides and don't move them during the exercise.
Curl the bar as far as possible without moving your upper arms, pausing once your biceps are fully contracted.
Slowly begin to bring the cable bar back to the original position as your breathe in. Repeat for the programmed number of reps.
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