Cable Curl With Curl Bar

Pro Tip

If a curved curl bar like the one animated makes your wrists feel uncomfortable, substitute it for a straight bar attachment instead.

How To

  1. Stand upright with your arms fully extended, gripping the bar shoulder-width apart where the bar curves inward with palms facing away from you.
  2. Keeping your upper arms by your side, exhale and raise the bar up towards your shoulders by flexing your arms. Avoid using your legs or back to lift.
  3. Continue until your arms are fully flexed and the bar cannot be curled any further.
  4. Inhale and lower the bar back down, returning to the starting position.

Primary Muscle Groups

Inner Bicep

Inner portion of your bicep.

Secondary Muscle Groups

Inner Forearm

A group of muscles on the inside of your lower arm.

Lower Back

Center region of your back, spanning from the pelvis to just below the neck. However, parts of it are hidden beneath other muscles. The lower portion is the most visible.

Outer Bicep

Outer portion of your bicep.


Curl Bar

This bar is called a curl bar, but can be used for things other than curling. If a substitute is needed and there are no other options, you can try using a straight bar instead.

Single Pulley Tower

If unavailable, you can go to a machine with two towers instead. If you do this, just use one of the two towers.


Exercises that target the same primary muscle groups and require the same equipment.


Exercises that target the same primary muscle groups with different equipment