Dead-Hang Biceps Curl

The dead-hang biceps curl is an isolation exercise for the biceps and forearms. The forward hanging position maximizes the isolation of the biceps by removing assistance from the back and shoulders.


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    Stand in front of a preacher curl bench with your legs shoulder-width apart. Push your chest down into the top of the bench, allowing the arms to hang freely against the 90-degree portion of the bench. Using a narrow grip, grab the EZ-Bar.
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    Curl the bar up towards face. Pause, then slowly lower back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure to squeeze the biceps at the top of the lift.
  • Be sure to lower the weight all the way until your arms are fully extended.
  • Keep your back flat throughout the movement. Do not initiate the movement by arching the back.