Barbell Curl

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Barbell Curl

Instructions

Preparation

Grasp bar with shoulder width under hand grip.

Execution

With elbows to side, raise bar until forearms are vertical. Lower until arms are fully extended. Repeat.

Comments

When elbows are fully flexed, they can travel forward slightly allowing forearms to be no more than vertical. This additional movement allows for relative release of tension in muscles between repetitions. Exercise can also be performed with straight barbell. Movement with cambered bar as shown above is also known as EZ Barbell Curl or EZ Bar Curl. Also see mechanical analysis of arm curl.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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