Barbell Bicep Curl

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Coach's Tips

It can handle heavier weights than dumbbells. You also know a tip that if you hold the barbell narrow, the inside of the triceps will be more targeted, and if you hold it wide, the outside of the triceps will be targeted!

How to Barbell Bicep Curl

Starting Position

1. Make sure to keep your elbows close to your body throughout the exercise, as this will help to isolate your biceps and reduce the risk of injury.

2. Avoid swinging the barbell or using momentum to lift the weight.

3. Ensure your back and core remain engaged throughout the exercise.

Proper Form

1. Exhale and curl the barbell up towards your chest, keeping your elbows close to your body and your upper arms still.

2. Squeeze your biceps at the top of the curl and hold for a moment.

3. Inhale and slowly lower the barbell back to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you curl the barbell.

2. Inhale as you lower the barbell.


1. Begin standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, a barbell in your hands, and your palms facing up.

2. Hold the barbell just above your knees, with your arms extended. Keep your back straight and your core engaged.

3. Take a deep breath in and brace your core.

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