1. Stand up straight with a dumbbell in each hand at arm's length. Keep your elbows close to your torso and rotate the palms of your hands until they are facing forward. This will be your starting position.
2. Now, keeping the upper arms stationary, exhale and curl the weights while contracting your biceps. Continue to raise the weights until your biceps
3. Then, inhale and slowly begin to lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.
Variations: There are many possible variations for this movement. For instance, you can perform the exercise sitting down on a bench with or without back support and you can also perform it by alternating arms; first lift the right arm for one repetition, then the left, then the right, etc.
You can also do the exercise starting with both palms of the hands facing the torso and then rotating forward as the movement is performed. At the top of the movement the palms should face forward and the small finger should be higher than the thumb for a peak contraction.
The Dumbell curl is a great bicep exercise for hitting each bicep muscle individually. For years bodybuilders have been using the dumbell curl to develop long and strong bicep muscles. On this page we will dicuss some of the benefits of using the dumbell curl, some dumbell curl variations and dumbell curl tips.
Why use the dumbell curl? The dumbell curl good for isolating each bicep muscle. Generally speaking, a man is stronger on the side he writes with. For me it's the right as I am right handed. When doing barbell curls my left arm is "lazy" so we use to dumbell curl to ensure that both my bicep muscles are getting a full workout.