Standing Dumbbell Biceps Curl

The standing dumbbell biceps curl is a traditional bodybuilding move that develops density and strength throughout the biceps region. This exercise should always be performed with a controlled motion.


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    Grab a pair of dumbbells, stand up straight and with a braced core. Allow the dumbbells to hang at arms length with palms facing forward.
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    Without moving your upper arms, bend your elbows and curl the dumbbells as close to your shoulders as you can. Pause for a second and slowly allow the weights to return to the starting position with arms fully extended.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your elbows stationary and tucked at your sides.
  • 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.