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Close-Grip Standing Barbell Curl

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Biceps
Other Muscles: Forearms
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Close-Grip Standing Barbell Curl Guide

Main Muscle: Biceps

  1. Hold a barbell with both hands, palms up and a few inches apart.
  2. Stand with your torso straight and your head up. Your feet should be about shoulder width and your elbows close to your torso. This will be your starting position. Tip: You will keep your upper arms and elbows stationary throughout the movement.
  3. Curl the bar up in a semicircular motion until the forearms touch your biceps. Exhale as you perform this portion of the movement and contract your biceps hard for a second at the top. Tip: Avoid bending the back or using swinging motions as you lift the weight. Only the forearms should move.
  4. Slowly go back down to the starting position as you inhale.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: Can also be done with a medium or wide grip, using dumbbells and cables.



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7/10

Nov 25, 2012 9:30 AM: It is not that bad.



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Mar 8, 2012 4:48 PM: NC



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Dec 25, 2011 6:53 AM: good



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Apr 16, 2011 11:19 AM: very good for inside



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Apr 16, 2011 11:19 AM: very good for inside



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10/10

Aug 2, 2010 6:55 AM: good for peak



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Tip: Close-Grip Standing Barbell Curl

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10/10

Jul 21, 2010 8:07 AM: this gets the outside of the bicep, great for peak



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Review: Close-Grip Standing Barbell Curl

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Jun 19, 2010 4:22 PM: Great for inside biceps.



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Mar 3, 2010 2:03 PM: very good



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