You can do so many different bicep exercises with cables. The one arm high cable curls are a great exercise to build up the biceps while adding in a little core stability.
Whenever you go from 2 arms to 1 arm for any upper body exercise you increase the core stability challenge.
When you only have weights in one hand there is no counter balance so your core muscles must work harder to stabilize your body and keep it in good alignment.
Pictures and instructions for one arm high cable curls are below.
Starting Position: Attach a handle to the top portion of a cable machine. Adjust the weight, grasp the handle, and position yourself in the middle of the cable machine.
Form: Exhale and bend your elbow so that your fist almost touch your ear. Hold for a brief second and then slowly return to the starting position.
Personal Trainer Tips: The squeeze at the end of the range of motion is one of the most important parts of this exercise.
You'll get more out of it if you move in a slow and controlled manner and hold briefly at the end of the range of motion.
You can also do this exercise with both arms at the same time-- 2 arm high cable curls.
Cables are a great way to work the biceps, and whenever you only use one arm you get a little extra core work.
Mix up your workout from time to time and try different exercises for your biceps.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT
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