Standing Biceps Curl with Cable

This version of the biceps curl uses a cable instead of a barbell to work the muscles of the arms.


  1. Attach a short bar to a cable pulley to the bottom of the weight stack.
  2. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, your knees slightly bent and your abs drawn in.
  3. Grasp the bar with palms facing up, and hands fairly close together.
  4. Lower your arms fully to above your thighs and bending only your elbows, raise the bar to your upper chest.
  5. Pause for a moment and then return to the starting position.

Note: Do not swing your hips or back during this exercise.

Exercise images by Everkinetic.