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Cable Incline Close grip Curl

Cable Incline Close grip Curl

The Cable Incline Close Grip Curl is a powerful exercise that targets the muscles in your biceps, forearms, and upper arms. By incorporating a cable machine and an inclined bench, this exercise challenges your muscles from a unique angle, providing a dynamic and effective workout. To perform the Cable Incline Close Grip Curl, you'll need to adjust the cable machine to a low position and attach a close grip bar. Then, position an inclined bench against the machine with your feet planted firmly on the ground. As you sit back on the bench, grab the bar with an underhand grip, hands shoulder-width apart. With your upper arms resting against the incline, begin the movement by curling the bar up towards your chest, making sure to keep your elbows locked at your sides. Focus on squeezing your biceps at the top of the movement and gradually lower the bar back down to the starting position under control. By performing the Cable Incline Close Grip Curl, you can enhance your biceps' strength and size, which can improve your overall upper body strength and aesthetics. To maximize the benefits of this exercise, it's important to maintain proper form and control throughout the movement. Remember to start with a weight that challenges you without sacrificing your technique, gradually increasing the resistance as you advance. Incorporate the Cable Incline Close Grip Curl into your regular workout routine, aiming for 3-4 sets of 10-12 repetitions, with a short rest period between sets. As with any exercise, it's essential to listen to your body and adjust the intensity and weight according to your fitness level and goals. Keep in mind that variations of this exercise can include using different grip attachments, such as an EZ bar or D-handles, to target your muscles in slightly different ways. Always consult with a fitness professional or trainer if you're unsure about the proper execution or if you have any specific concerns or limitations. Enjoy the burn and the gains from the Cable Incline Close Grip Curl!


  • Begin by setting the cable pulley at the lowest position on the machine.
  • Attach a straight bar or a rope attachment to the cable pulley.
  • Stand facing away from the machine and position yourself about two feet in front of the cable pulley with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Bend your knees slightly and lean forward at the waist, keeping your back straight.
  • Grasp the bar or rope attachment with an underhand grip, with your hands shoulder-width apart and your palms facing upward.
  • Keeping your upper arms stationary and close to your torso, exhale as you curl the bar or rope attachment towards your chest.
  • Contract your biceps at the top of the movement and hold for a brief pause.
  • Inhale as you slowly lower the bar or rope attachment back to the starting position, fully extending your arms.
  • Repeat for the recommended number of repetitions.
  • Remember to maintain proper form and control throughout the exercise.
  • To target different areas of your biceps, you can also try using different grips or handles.

Tips & Tricks

  • Focus on maintaining proper form throughout the exercise to target the biceps effectively.
  • Gradually increase the weight to progressively challenge your muscles and promote growth.
  • Engage your core muscles for added stability and control during the movement.
  • Control the entire range of motion, allowing for a slow and controlled eccentric (lowering) phase as well as a concentric (lifting) phase.
  • Incorporate variety in your grip widths and angles to stimulate different muscle fibers within the biceps.
  • Utilize a mirror or video recording to check your form and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Avoid using excessive momentum or swinging the weight, as this can reduce the effectiveness of the exercise and increase the risk of injury.
  • Breathe continuously throughout the movement, exhaling during the concentric phase and inhaling during the eccentric phase.
  • Ensure that your elbows stay close to your sides and avoid flaring them outwards.
  • Listen to your body and give yourself adequate rest and recovery time between workouts to prevent overtraining.


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