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Cable One Arm Biceps Curl

Exercise Profile

Body PartBiceps, Upper Arms
Primary MusclesBiceps Brachii
Secondary MusclesBrachialis, Brachioradialis
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Introduction to the Cable One Arm Biceps Curl

The Cable One Arm Biceps Curl is a strength-building exercise targeting the biceps and providing an intense isolation workout. It's suitable for individuals at all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced athletes, who are looking to improve their upper body strength and muscle definition. This exercise is especially beneficial for those who want to focus on muscle symmetry and balance, as it allows for the independent workout of each arm, helping to prevent or correct any strength imbalances.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Cable One Arm Biceps Curl

  • Grab the handle of the low pulley with your right hand, keeping your elbow close to your torso at all times.
  • Exhale and curl the weight while contracting your biceps, continue to lift the weight until your biceps are fully contracted and the pulleys are at shoulder level. Hold this contracted position for a brief moment as you squeeze your biceps.
  • Inhale and slowly begin to bring the pulleys back to the original position as your biceps are now being stretched.
  • Repeat this process for the desired number of repetitions, then switch to the left arm and perform the same steps.

Tips for Performing Cable One Arm Biceps Curl

  • Proper Grip: Grasp the cable handle with a firm underhand grip (palm facing upward). Your arm should be fully extended and directly under your shoulder. Avoid gripping the handle too tightly as this can lead to wrist strain and overcompensation with your forearm, rather than focusing the effort on your biceps.
  • Controlled Movement: Slowly curl the cable handle up while keeping your elbow stationary. The only part of your arm that should be moving is your forearm. A common mistake is to use a swinging or jerking motion to lift the weight, which can lead to injury and reduces the effectiveness of the exercise.
  • Full Range of Motion: Make sure to fully extend your

Cable One Arm Biceps Curl FAQs

Can beginners do the Cable One Arm Biceps Curl?

Yes, beginners can do the Cable One Arm Biceps Curl exercise. However, it's important to start with a lighter weight to ensure proper form and prevent injury. It's also beneficial to have a personal trainer or fitness professional demonstrate the exercise first to ensure it is being done correctly.

What are common variations of the Cable One Arm Biceps Curl?

  • Dumbbell One Arm Biceps Curl: This variation uses a dumbbell instead of a cable, allowing for a different range of motion and muscle engagement.
  • Preacher One Arm Biceps Curl: This variation involves using a preacher bench for support, which helps isolate the bicep muscle during the curl.
  • Hammer One Arm Biceps Curl: This variation changes the grip to a neutral or "hammer" grip, targeting different parts of the bicep and forearm muscles.
  • Incline One Arm Biceps Curl: This variation is performed on an incline bench, changing the angle of the curl and emphasizing the long head of the bicep muscle.

What are good complementing exercises for the Cable One Arm Biceps Curl?

  • Tricep Pushdowns: While this exercise primarily targets the triceps, it complements Cable One Arm Biceps Curls by providing balance in your arm workout, as it focuses on the muscle group opposite to the biceps.
  • Concentration Curls: This exercise complements Cable One Arm Biceps Curls by isolating the biceps muscle and allowing for a focused, intense workout, which can help increase bicep strength and size.

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