Tag: isolation

Lying high cable curl

Target your brachialis with the lying high cable curl, an isolation and pulling exercise. Your biceps brachii and brachioradialis act as synergists.

Cable reverse wrist curl

Use the cable reverse wrist curl to overload your wrist extensors and build your forearms. However, for wrist safety, avoid going very heavy.

Close-grip EZ bar curl

The close-grip EZ bar curl, an isolated pulling exercise, targets the short head of your biceps brachii, helping to build the peak of the muscle.

Lying dumbbell supination

The lying dumbbell supination, an isolated pulling exercise, activates the supinator, a deep forearm muscle, and the biceps brachii.

Dumbbell preacher curl

Use the dumbbell preacher curl to overload your brachialis, brachioradialis and biceps brachii (i.e. your elbow flexors).

Frog crunch

The frog crunch helps to isolate the rectus abdominis and obliques by reducing the contribution of the hip flexors.

Smith machine shrug

Overload your upper and middle trapezius using the Smith machine shrug, an isolated pulling exercise.

Hanging leg raise

The hanging leg raise, an isolated pulling exercise, targets the hip flexors while isometrically working the rectus abdominis and obliques.

Prone hack machine calf raise

The prone hack machine calf raise is an isolated pushing exercise that targets the gastrocnemius, while the soleus acts as a synergists.

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