Barbell Curls / Standing Biceps Curls
- Stand straight holding a barbell with an underhand grip, your hands shoulder width apart and your arms fully extended towards the floor.
- Keep your elbows close to your sides.Your palms should be facing away from you. This is the start position.
- Keeping your upper arms stationary, curl the barbell forward and up in a smooth arcing motion while exhaling. Only your forearms should move.
- Continue upwards until the bar is at shoulder level with your biceps fully contracted. Hold for a count of one while squeezing your biceps.
- Inhale as you return to the starting position.
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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. Behind-the-back standing bicep curls, trx suspension strap bicep curls and machine bicep preacher / concentration 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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