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Preacher Curl

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Biceps
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Preacher Curl Guide

Main Muscle: Biceps

  1. To perform this movement you will need a preacher bench and an E-Z bar. Grab the E-Z curl bar at the close inner handle (either have someone hand you the bar which is preferable or grab the bar from the front bar rest provided by most preacher benches). The palm of your hands should be facing forward and they should be slightly tilted inwards due to the shape of the bar.
  2. With the upper arms positioned against the preacher bench pad and the chest against it, hold the E-Z Curl Bar at shoulder length. This will be your starting position.
  3. As you breathe in, slowly lower the bar until your upper arm is extended and the biceps is fully stretched.
  4. As you exhale, use the biceps to curl the weight up until your biceps is fully contracted and the bar is at shoulder height. Squeeze the biceps hard and hold this position for a second.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: You can perform this exercise also using a low pulley with an E-Z Bar attachment instead. In this case you will need to position the bench in front of the pulley. You may also use a wider grip for variety purposes.



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Jul 15, 2014 12:02 PM: Always use full length of motion at a paced rate, that way a lot more muscle tissue will be used. Half reps are just half reps.



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May 13, 2014 11:09 AM: great pump... you're on the way to the next bicep exercise..



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Mar 21, 2014 2:34 PM: Great



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Dec 8, 2013 9:46 AM: This exercise is a good foundation for building firm biceps.



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Oct 7, 2013 8:40 PM: Awesome! I can really feel the biceps burn after this exercise.



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Jul 21, 2013 11:41 PM: this is fantastic!!!



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Jul 21, 2013 11:41 PM: this is fantastic!!!



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May 2, 2013 4:35 PM: best bisect work out!



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Apr 27, 2013 5:51 AM: this is fantastic!!!



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Apr 24, 2013 5:55 AM: i dont think u can find an alternative to this one ..... try concentration curl .... having said that doing this preacher curl while standing is the best exercise for biceps i have experienced !!!



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