Barbell Curls Lakeville MN

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(952) 898-0743
1178 Burnsville Center
Burnsville, MN
 
Runners Gate
(952) 997-2353
7676 160th St W
Lakeville, MN
 
Excelsior Bay Charters
(952) 435-1078
17466 Inland Cir
Lakeville, MN
 
Ken Gorgs Golf Shop
(952) 892-7170
14348 Burnhaven Dr
Burnsville, MN
 
Golf Ect
(952) 432-0076
14949 Florence Trl
Saint Paul, MN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(612) 869-0200
1700 West 78th Street
Richfield, MN
 
Lakeville Athletics Incorporated
(952) 469-2880
20168 Heritage Dr
Lakeville, MN
 
Days Sport Stop
(888) 427-8173
1401 E 20 Th A
Farmington, MN
 
Westwood Sports
(952) 431-5590
14805 Granada Ave
Saint Paul, MN
 
Prior Lake Tours
(952) 447-4499
15862 Eagle Creek Ave Ne
Prior Lake, MN
 

Barbell Curls

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

Purposebarbell_curls

Barbell curls is a standard exercise for increasing the strength and size of your biceps muscle group. Performing the barbell curl correctly is essential for developing big biceps while minimizing your potential for injury.

Equipment Needed

  • Barbell
  • Free weights

Muscle Groups Worked

  • Biceps (biceps brachii)

Instructions for Performing Barbell Curls

  • Grasp the bar using an under handing grip (palms facing you) with your hands positioned shoulder width apart (hands should be about 18 - 22 inches apart.. 
  • Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart.
  • Allow the barbell to hang at arm's length in front of you, with your hands, arms, and shoulders aligned.
  • While focusing on your biceps and keeping your upper-arms still, raise the weights in a semi-circle upwards at a medium speed, being careful not to move the position of your elbows.
  • Lift the bar upwards to your chest.
  • Once you've lifted the bar as high as you can, squeeze your biceps and then begin slowly lowering the bar down until your arms are nearly straight, again.
  • Repeat

Comments / Tips Regarding Barbell Curls

  • Squeeze at the top of each movement for maximum gain.
  • Do not swing the weight. Keep constant steady control. It's important not to shift the stress of the weights to other muscle groups. You're focusing on your biceps, so let them do the work until you can't work them anymore.
  • It's crucial that you don't lean backwards or swing the weight during barbell curls. Leaning back causes you to cheat by using your back to lift the weight, and swinging the weight causes you to cheat by using momentum to get the bar to the top of the lift. Both cheating methods deemphasize your biceps during the lift.
  • If you're having trouble with leaning back and/or swinging the weight, you might want to place your back against a wall or other vertical surface and position your feet about 2-3 ft in front on you for balance. Doing this will help you to keep the emphasis entirely on your biceps.
  • Don't lower the weights too quickly. Much of the benefit in doing curls is in the lowering of the weights back down.
  • Grabbing the bar wider will work the outer head of the bicep more. Grabbing the bar closer (less than shoulder width grip) will start to work the inner portion of the bicep.

Bicep Curl Variations

Wide-Grip Barbell Curls. Wide-Grip Barbell Curls is a variation of barbell curls that emphasizes the inner portion of your biceps. The grip is typically wide enough so that your wrists are slightly turned outward. Typically 6 inches past shoulder width.

Close-Grip Barbell Curls. Close-Grip Barbell Curls is a variation of barbell curls that emphasizes the outer portion of your biceps. Performing Close-Grip Barbell Curls is sim...

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