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Cross Body Hammer Curl

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Biceps
Other Muscles: Forearms
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Cross Body Hammer Curl Guide

Main Muscle: Biceps

  1. Stand up straight with a dumbbell in each hand. Your hands should be down at your side with your palms facing in.
  2. While keeping your palms facing in and without twisting your arm, curl the dumbbell of the right arm up towards your left shoulder as you exhale. Touch the top of the dumbbell to your shoulder and hold the contraction for a second.
  3. Slowly lower the dumbbell along the same path as you inhale and then repeat the same movement for the left arm.
  4. Continue alternating in this fashion until the recommended amount of repetitions is performed for each arm.

Variations: You can also perform this exercise in between two pulleys using the end of a rope attachment on each arm.



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Review: Cross Body Hammer Curl

Exercise Rating
10/10

Aug 29, 2013 8:16 PM: Such an Amazing exercise for the biceps aka side curls. Did these for like almost the first time ever and couldn't believe the contraction I was getting. Use moderate weight and I prefer focusing on one arm at a time. This has to be my favorite bicep exercise for now.



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Jun 18, 2013 6:45 PM: Excellent



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Apr 28, 2013 6:35 PM: This exercise works well but ya gotta go heavy



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Review: Cross Body Hammer Curl

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8/10

Mar 4, 2013 11:21 PM: Quite good I think....



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Tip: Cross Body Hammer Curl

Exercise Rating
9/10

Sep 10, 2012 10:26 PM: Awesome forearm/bicep exercise! Don't go to heavy though.. If you're not bringing it right above the nip, than you're likely not fully contracting your bicep and getting nothing from it.. in my opinion



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Exercise Rating
10/10

Jul 21, 2012 1:23 AM: good



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Tip: Cross Body Hammer Curl

Exercise Rating
9/10

Jul 5, 2012 7:03 AM: can also be done incline (one hand at a time): by holding a TRX cable with left hand and leaning the whole body away from it in a 60 degree angle or so, while right hand curls the db



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Review: Cross Body Hammer Curl

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jun 18, 2012 7:18 AM: nc



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Review: Cross Body Hammer Curl

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10/10

Jun 6, 2012 2:31 PM: Good one.



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Review: Cross Body Hammer Curl

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7/10

Mar 14, 2012 8:03 AM: this is an excellent to finish your workout with



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