Using a close grip, lift the EZ bar and hold it with your elbows in as you lie on the bench. Your arms should be perpendicular to the floor.Don´t hold your hands too close,this will only affect your wrists. If your spread thumbs touch it will be your starting position. Keeping the upper arms stationary, lower the bar by allowing the elbows to flex. Pause once the bar is directly above the forehead.Lift the bar back to the starting position by extending the elbow.
Barbell Curl Tips:
- The single biggest mistake lifters make on this exercise is swinging the body back to assist in moving the weight up. This is cheating! Your body should remain fixed and only your biceps should be used to move the weight.
- Another mistake is not keeping the elbows fixed and in at the sides. You should not let your elbows come forward when moving the weight up.
- And finally, you need to control the weight throughout the set. This means not letting it drop quickly!
- Arm-exercises: Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc