Barbell Curl


Gym Equipment Needed

Musle Group


Starting Position

Curl the barbell towards your upper chest keeping your elbows tight by your sides. Return to the starting position by lowering the barbell in a slow controlled manner.

Tips on doing this exercise
  • Exhale while curling the weight. Inhale on the way down.
  • Keep your elbows tucked in your sides.
Common Mistakes

Elbows flaring out when you curl

Leaning forward and swinging the weight up instead of curling the weight up

Not lowering the barbell all the way back to starting position

Recommended Ranges

We recommend using this exercise for strength or hypertrophy purposes

For strength aim for 6-8 reps, 3-4 sets

For hypertrophy aim for 10-15 reps, 3-4 sets

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