Doing the same exercises over and over again can be a bit boring, so here’s something you can try next time you hit the gym.
It’s called the drag curl, and it’s a great alternative to your traditional bicep curl exercise with a barbell or EZ-curl bar. Keep in mind though that this is an isolation exercise, so make sure you’re doing your chin-ups, rows, and deadlifts first.
How It Works
It’s simple actually. Using a traditional barbell or EZ-curl bar, you simply keep the bar as close to your body by “dragging” it upwards the whole time your lifting it. If your elbows are behind your body when doing the exercise, then you’re doing it right. If your elbows are in front of you, or even by your side, then you’re still doing a regular curl.
Things to Keep In Mind
- Squeeze your biceps at the top of the movement
- Just like regular curls, stay in control and don’t swing your body
- You’re going to have to use a lighter weight than usual, so leave your ego at the door
- A reverse (overhand) grip can be used as well
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