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Seated Dumbbell Curl

Exercise Data

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

Main Muscle: Biceps

  1. Sit on a flat bench with a dumbbell on each hand being held at arms length. The elbows should be close to the torso.
  2. Rotate the palms of the hands so that they are facing your torso. This will be your starting position.
  3. While holding the upper arm stationary, curl the weights and start twisting the wrists once the dumbbells pass your thighs so that the palms of your hands face forward at the end of the movement. Make sure that you contract the biceps as you breathe out and make sure that only the forearms move. Continue the movement until your biceps are fully contracted and the dumbbells are at shoulder level. Hold the contracted position for a second as you squeeze the biceps.
  4. Slowly begin to bring the dumbbells back to the starting position as your breathe in and as you rotate the wrists back to a neutral grip.
  5. 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.



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Mar 21, 2014 2:36 PM: Great



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Jan 17, 2011 12:21 PM: Try it as a hammer curl and then when you reach the top turn your pinky's inward and squeeze as hard as you can. You will really feel it. If you dont then look at your form and see if your form is messed up.



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May 7, 2010 3:06 PM: Great...I just love it



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Mar 8, 2010 10:31 PM: Its my favorite exercise but I do it one by one



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Nov 8, 2009 3:58 AM: Great exercise for targeting the biceps. I only go 1 arm at a time though not both as shown in the picture. This allows you to keep your form at your heaviest weight...



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