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Drag Curl

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Biceps
Other Muscles: Forearms
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Drag Curl Guide

Main Muscle: Biceps

  1. Grab a barbell with a supinated grip (palms facing forward) and get your elbows close to your torso and back. This will be your starting position.
  2. As you exhale, curl the bar up while keeping the elbows to the back as you "Drag" the bar up by keeping it in contact with your torso. Tip: As you can see, you will not be keeping the elbows pinned to your sides, but instead you will be bringing them back. Also, do not lift your shoulders.
  3. Slowly go back to the starting position as you keep the bar in contact with the torso at all times.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: You can use dumbbells or the smith machine.



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Review: Drag Curl

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9/10

May 17, 2014 5:58 AM: Destroy the biceps



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Jan 8, 2014 11:58 AM: slow and heavy really works well



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Jun 12, 2013 10:18 AM: Super set slow makes the muscle burn.....



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10/10

May 18, 2012 8:34 AM: feel it mostly in the forearms, but overall good ecercise reommand on doing it in your last exercises.



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Mar 8, 2012 4:48 PM: NC



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Tip: Drag Curl

Exercise Rating
9/10

Oct 2, 2011 12:32 PM: use about 10 lbs less than you would for normal bicep curls when you first start doing this exercise, until you start getting used to it. Be sure to hold at the top of the contraction and lower the bar slowly. Works the top of the bicep really well!



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Tip: Drag Curl

Exercise Rating
10/10

Sep 15, 2011 1:17 AM: I rate this exercise very highly it is the only bicep exercise i do, i make sure i do them slow and get the technique correct. I generally use a 30kg 25kg



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10/10

Aug 29, 2011 2:19 PM: These are great because they take your shoulders out of the movement. I used to do them on a Smith machine.



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Review: Drag Curl

Exercise Rating
8/10

Dec 6, 2009 7:19 PM: The picture shows the exercise in the fully pronated position, whilst the text suggests to do the exercise in the supinated position. I think the pictures need changing, unless you plan on building up your brachialis and not biceps brachii?



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Dec 1, 2009 4:27 AM: ok



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