Close-grip barbell curl

The close-grip barbell curl is a curl variation where the hands are closer than shoulder width. It is thought that this helps build the outer biceps head and the peak. This curl variation is usually performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set.


  1. Targets the long head of the biceps, which makes up the biceps peak
  2. Builds forearm and grip strength
  3. May be more wrist-friendly than wider grip variations

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