Barbell Curl

Free Weights / Beginner

1 ratings

Equipment Needed

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

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  • Male
  • Female
  • 58.67 lb
    average weight
  • 145.00 lb
    best weight
  • 299
    times logged
  • #20
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Barbell Curl Weight

  • 62.13 lb
    average weight
  • 145.00 lb
    best weight
  • 199
    times logged
  • #0
    popularity rank

Average Male Barbell Curl Weight

  • 32.10 lb
    average weight
  • 55.00 lb
    best weight
  • 22
    times logged
  • #0
    popularity rank

Average Female Barbell Curl Weight

How to do the Barbell Curl:

Muscles Worked

Forearms secondary Biceps primary Muscles diagram

Details

The barbell curl is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the biceps and to a lesser degree also targets the forearms ...more

The barbell curl is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the biceps and to a lesser degree also targets the forearms.

The only barbell curl equipment that you really need is the following: barbell. There are however many different barbell curl variations that you can try out that may require different types of barbell curl equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper barbell curl form is easy with the step by step barbell curl instructions, barbell curl tips, and the instructional barbell curl technique video on this page. The barbell curl is a pull exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the barbell curl video, learn how to do the barbell curl, and then be sure and browse through the barbell curl workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Keep the palms of your hands facing forward.
  2. Your elbows should be held close to your body throughout the exercise.

Variations

  1. Instead of using barbells, hook a straight bar attachment to a low pulley.
  2. Use a closer grip on the barbell.

Other Names

  • Barbell Bicep Curl

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation

1 Review

  • AaronV
    over 3 years ago
    #

    I actually don't like these as much as EZ bar curls, since it can be hard on the wrists.

Equipment Needed

Tips

  1. Keep the palms of your hands facing forward.
  2. Your elbows should be held close to your body throughout the exercise.

Variations

  1. Instead of using barbells, hook a straight bar attachment to a low pulley.
  2. Use a closer grip on the barbell.

Other Names

  • Barbell Bicep Curl

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation