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Dumbbell Bicep Curl

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

Main Muscle: Biceps

  1. Stand up straight with a dumbbell in each hand at arm's length. Keep your elbows close to your torso and rotate the palms of your hands until they are facing forward. This will be your starting position.
  2. Now, keeping the upper arms stationary, exhale and curl the weights while contracting your biceps. Continue to raise the weights until your biceps are fully contracted and the dumbbells are at shoulder level. Hold the contracted position for a brief pause as you squeeze your biceps.
  3. Then, inhale and slowly begin to lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: There are many possible variations for this movement. For instance, you can perform the exercise sitting down on a bench with or without back support and you can also perform it by alternating arms; first lift the right arm for one repetition, then the left, then the right, etc.

You can also do the exercise starting with both palms of the hands facing the torso and then rotating forward as the movement is performed. At the top of the movement the palms should face forward and the small finger should be higher than the thumb for a peak contraction.



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Mar 13, 2014 11:42 AM: im a thin guy and been doing these for a while but haven't seen much results. i would appreciate any tips. maybe im just doing them wrong. help please.....



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10/10

Mar 12, 2014 1:17 PM: Getting jacked.



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9/10

Jan 18, 2014 12:52 PM: Fabulous Fabulous arms!



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7/10

Jan 3, 2014 9:06 AM: i felt a great burn with the bicep workouts, i got good pumps, , i love this,,,



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10/10

Oct 3, 2013 9:16 PM: The pause in each rep is what I think is a very important part of this exercise.



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Sep 30, 2013 9:27 AM: stronger



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Aug 2, 2013 6:56 AM: Good, fun, pain. :-)



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Jun 18, 2013 6:19 PM: Good



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Apr 23, 2013 3:41 AM: I think I was wrong. I have always thought that one should sway a little with the dumbbell in order to avoid back injury besides you can lift more weight if you swinging :)) The wisdom comes with the age :)



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Review: Dumbbell Bicep Curl

Exercise Rating
10/10

Feb 16, 2013 1:20 AM: Wow! Awesome exercise! If you love pain, then you choose it. It burns the biceps. Do 4-6 sets with increase in weights. It suits me and I hope you too.



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