Curl Barbell

Curl Barbell

Curl Barbell is an exercise doing curls with a barbell. By doing this you will exercise your arms, mostly the biceps, and your whole body.


To do curls with barbell is a classic exercise when you are training. A barbell is good because they allow you to lift heavier and to do more explosive exercises. 

THE MUSCLE YOU EXERCISE WITH BARBELL CURL

To do curl barbell is a good way to develop the size of your biceps, the muscle in the front of your arm. The biceps contains of two muscles and is in the front of the arm. You are using the biceps when you are rotating your arm or when you are lifting something. When you do a curl with barbell you are lifting a barbell to exercise your arm. For other exercises for your arms, look here. 

But doing curl barbell, you are not only exercising your arms. If you do the curl with barbell right, you will train the core, upper back and your shoulders also. 

CURL BARBELL

Take a barbell and put on weight. Stand up and have your hands shoulder-width apart, keep your elbows on the side on your body and keep them locked there. Curl the barbell up and contract your biceps. Stop the curl when the barbell is at shoulder height, and lower the barbell slowly back down again. 

WHAT TO THINK OF WHEN DOING A CURL BARBELL

Your body should be in the same position, its only your forearms that is suppose to move, not even your shoulder should move. Your elbows will move but still keep them at the side, don't let them move upwards. 

Also think that about that it's better to do the exercise correct than to have a lot of weights, so it you really want to improve, first use lighter weight and than add on more, when you feel you know the right technique. 

DIFFERENT WAYS OF DOING CURL BARBELL

You can change your grip at the barbell curl. Put your hands closer together, that will target the outer part of your biceps. Or the other way around, put the hands further from each other to target the inner part of your biceps. The regular shoulder-width grip is effective and exercises both of the muscles in your biceps equally.  

You can also alternate between these three grips to challenge your biceps and to get a full and complete development when you are doing the curls with barbell.

DO A CURL BARBELL AT HOME

You can buy a barbell and do this exercise at home. Sometimes it is better to have a barbell than a pair of dumbbells because you can do so many types of exercises with a barbell. You can buy a bar, then plates and even a rack where you can have the plates and a bench. But make sure you know what you are doing, if you are new to this type of training, ask someone for advice. 

PAIN BY CURLS

If the regular barbell curl cause your forearm or wrist pain, you can try to use another type of barbell, like the smaller EZ curl bar with a bent shape. 

REST FROM CURLS WITH BARBELL

To build muscles you also have to rest. Take a break of a day or two between doing this exercise, that will allow your biceps to recover and your muscle to grow. Focus on another part of your body such as your gluteus  or quadriceps. 
You should also stretch your biceps after doing the curl barbell. A simple stretch is to put the palm of your hand against a wall, with a straight arm and then turn your body away from the arm.

A GOOD CURL WITH THE BODYWEIGHTBAND

There are several cool exercises you can do using the Bodyweight Training System. One of them is the Biceps Curl. You can choose to do the exercise upright (easy) och lying down (really hard). This is how its done: Grab the handles and lean backwards. Pull yourself up using your biceps, keep your body rigid.

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