Fitness

Barbell Curl Guide

Barbell Curl Guide

FEATURES

MUSCLES

Biceps, Forearms

EQUIPMENT

Barbell, Ez-Bar

DIFFICULTY

Easy

The barbell curl has stood the test of time as a great isolation workout that works both the upper arms and forearms to build strength and stimulate muscle growth in that region.

MEDIA

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Load up the barbell or e-z bar to your desired weight. Start with an empty bar if you're new to ensure proper form.

Start

Stand upright while holding the barbell at shoulder width grip. Keep an underhand grip and keep the barbell close to the thighs.

Movement

Slowly lift the barbell while contracting only your upper arms and fore arms Ensure that your upper arms remain stationary. Bring the barbell up close to your shoulders.

Pause for a moment and slowly bring the barbell down to start position.

End

Once completing your set, re-rack the weights as needed or wipe down the equipment used.

TIPS

You can use the e-z bar for a much more concentrated movement for your upper arms.

You can use a machine, pulley or a curl rack to mimic and further isolate this movement.

Start with low weights and avoid using your back to hurl the weight upwards. Focus on quality of movement and form while engaging the correct muscle groups.

Do you have more tips? Post in the comment below.

ALTERNATIVES

  • Easy
  • Moderate

Cable Curl

Preacher Curl

Share this
Older Post Newer Post