Exercise Of The Month: November 2012
BARBELL BICEP CURL
TYPE: Standing Barbell Exercise
EQUIPMENT: Barbell, Plates, Non-Skid Rubber Mat
- Wear sturdy athletic shoes, and standing on a non-skid rubber mat.
- Use weight that you can handle.
- Using too much weight may cause one or more of the following: loss of balance, dropping the weight by losing your grip, falling on your knees.
- Do not swing the bar as you lift it up.
- On the downward move, release the barbell slowly with control.
- Do not arch your back or neck.
- Do not throw your head back, or round your shoulders forward.
- The only thing moving is the barbell and your arms.
MUSCLES WORKED: Biceps
How To Do The Standing Barbell Biceps Curl
- Stand with feet hip-width apart in the start position.
- Hold the weight in front of the thighs using an underhand grip (palms face up).
- Bend your elbows while slowly lifting the weight up towards your shoulders.
- Slowly lower the weight keeping a slight bend at the elbows as shown in the start position. Don’t lock the elbows.
- Perform 2 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions.
The exercise described in this post is informational, and not meant to replace the guidance of a personal trainer in a live setting. Exercises performed incorrectly may result in injury.
Copyright 2012 Irene Pastore and Blue Moon Personal Training