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How To Train: Drag Curls

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The drag curl is an amazing exercise to improve the size of your biceps yet it is rare to see in the gym mostly because it doesn’t allow for a lot of weight to be lifted and some egos just can’t deal with that.

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The drag curl emphasizes the brachialis (outside of the bicep) and the long head of the biceps. The number one rule is this: squeeze extra hard at the top.

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How to do a Drag Curl

1, Start with the bar in contact with your upper thigh. Keep your shoulders, hips and knees on the same line.

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2, As you curl the weight up, bring your elbows back slightly. The bar is kept in contact with the body at all times, hence the name. You literally drag the bar up your torso.

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3, The range of motion for this exercise is shorter than a regular curl, especially if you have big arms. Compensate by squeezing extra hard in the peak contraction position.

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4, Lower the bar the same way, by keeping it in contact with the body. Both a regular and reverse grip can be used effectively.

For this exercise to work you should also use a controlled tempo. You will also need lower weights

Good Luck Beasts and BeautiesĀ I hope you enjoy!

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