Lever Preacher Curl (arms high)

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Lever Preacher Curl (arms high)

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on curl machine. Grasp lever handles with underhand grip. Align elbows at same pivot point as fulcrum of lever while placing back of arms up on pads.

Execution

Pull lever handles toward shoulders. Return handles until arms are fully extended. Repeat.

Comments

Back of upper arms should remain on pad throughout movement. If machine has secondary lever (as shown), it is not as essential to position elbows in-line with the primary fulcrum, as would otherwise be required.
 
Long head (lateral head) of biceps brachii is activated significantly more than short head (medial head) of biceps brachii since short head enters into active insufficiency as it continues to contract. Long head of Triceps Brachii is only significantly activated as antagonist stabilizer when it approaches passive insufficiency as elbow nears full flexion. See exercise performed on alternative machine. Also see movement on preacher machine with arms positioned lower.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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Stabilizers

Antagonist Stabilizers (see comments)

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