Barbell Drag Curls

Many of your reading this will have performed numerous exercises to hit the Biceps, however, I'm pretty sure not many of you will have tried Drag Curls; not many of you will have even heard of it. In fact, even those that have seen me perform it in the gym, may not have visibly recognised the difference between a Barbell Drag Curl and a regular Barbell Curls.

Here's how to perform it:

1. With a supinated (palms up) grip hold the barbell with a wide grip (shoulder-width + 2 hand-widths) and pull your elbows in close to your torso. NB: I use my Globe Gripz invention for wrist comfort.

2. As you exhale, curl the bar up and draw your shoulders back simultaneously, "dragging" the bar up your torso to the bottom of your chest. Mid-position.

3. Inhale, and slowly "drag" the bar down your torso to the start-position and repeat for the required number of repetitions.

Why to perform Drag Curls: lifting a weight in a different way is a great way to create a different muscle stimulus. Turning your arms out greater utilises the more visually prominent long-head of your Biceps and drawing your arms back changes the strength curve so that it's harder as your reach full-flexion

Here's a video demonstration for you: 

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