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Barbell Curls / Standing Biceps Curls

Barbell Curls / Standing Biceps Curls
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  1. Stand straight holding a barbell with an underhand grip, your hands shoulder width apart and your arms fully extended towards the floor.
  2. Keep your elbows close to your sides.Your palms should be facing away from you. This is the start position.
  3. Keeping your upper arms stationary, curl the barbell forward and up in a smooth arcing motion while exhaling. Only your forearms should move.
  4. Continue upwards until  the bar is at shoulder level with your biceps fully contracted. Hold for a count of one while squeezing your biceps.
  5. Inhale as you return to the starting position.
  6. Repeat.
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Barbell curls / standing biceps curls is a gym work out exercise that targets biceps and also involves forearms. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Machine bicep preacher / concentration curls, exercise / swiss ball bicep curls and seated alternating incline bench dumbbell curls are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as barbell curls / standing biceps curls. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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