January 15, 2015 by Shuichi Take
Dumbbell Bicep Curls
Dumbbell Bicep Curls is an intermediate level upper body exercise. There are two versions of the dumbbell/medicine ball bicep-shoulder press:
- Seated: Because you are in a seated position you will have back support and more stability. Therefore I recommend anyone who is new to fitness start with the seated press. With the dumbbells in each hand down by your side, curl them up to shoulder height while breathing out. Once you have reached the top of the range of motion, slowly lower the dumbbells down to the start position as you breathe out. Be sure to keep your head back, chest up and back straight as you perform this exercise.
- Standing: Because you don’t have the bench to provide back support, the standing dumbbell bicep curl requires more core work. To compensate for lack of support you want to have your feet split apart, one forward and one back, with most of your weight on the front foot. As you perform the exercise make sure you have a slight lean forward to support your lower back and prevent hyperextension and keep your back straight and chest up.
Upper Body | Intermediate | Biceps | Dumbbells, Bench (optional)