How To Do Barbell Curl ?


Want to know how to do Barbell Curl exercise? Read on further for detailed workout instructions, notes, video and pro tips for learning proper form and train better for it.

 

WHAT IS BARBELL CURL EXERCISE ?

The barbell curl exercise is the one that works upon the biceps brachii, situated on the front part of the arm between the shoulder and the elbow.

 

WHAT MUSCLES DOES BARBELL CURL WORKOUT ?

Primary muscle: Biceps are the primary muscles which are benefited by the Barbell Curl exercise. Secondary muscle: Forearms form the secondary muscle group affected by performing Barbell Curl exercise.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES A BARBELL CURL EXERCISE REQUIRE ?

A Barbell Curl exercise requires Barbell / EZ-Bar to perform it.

 

HOW TO DO BARBELL CURLS PROPERLY ?

Following the beneath mentioned 6 steps, you can perform the Barbell Curl exercise:

  1. First of all, being in the standing position, hold the barbell with an underhand grip of hands. Your hands should be shoulder width apart, legs straight and your arms extended downwards in a straight line feeling the gravitational pull.
  2. Starting position: Place your elbows by your sides with your palms facing away from you.
  3. Allowing only the forearms to move, lift the barbell in the upward direction. Do not move your upper arms at all.
  4. Final position: While lifting the barbell in the upwards direction, and exhaling your breath bring the barbell to your shoulder level while squeezing your biceps. Hold on in this position till the count of one.
  5. While inhaling return to the initial/starting position.
  6. Repeat the above steps till you complete your reps.

 

IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY TO PERFORM BARBELL CURL EXERCISE ?

Yes, you can also perform Barbell curl exercise by using a cable station with a straight bar attached to the lower pulley.

 

WHAT IS THE WORKOUT DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF BARBELL CURL EXERCISE ?

The workout difficulty level for Barbell curl exercise ranges between being moderately difficult to hard.

 

WHO ALL CAN PERFORM BARBELL CURL EXERCISE ?

Males and Females both can perform Barbell curl exercise.

 

ARE THERE ANY OTHER RELATED .EXERCISES WHICH EFFECT THE SAME PRIMARY MUSCLE GROUP AS BARBELL CURL EXERCISE DOES ?

5 other exercises can work over the same primary muscles:

      1. Standing Bicep Cable Curls
      2. One Arm Dumbbell Preacher Curl
      3. Hammer Curls
      4. Overhead Cable Curl

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