Close-Grip Barbell Curl

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Equipment Needed

  • Barbell

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How to do the Close-Grip Barbell Curl:

Muscles Worked

Forearms secondary Biceps primary Muscles diagram

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The close-grip barbell curl is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the biceps ...more

The close-grip barbell curl is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the biceps.

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

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

Tips

  1. Keep your upper arms and elbows stationary throughout the exercise.
  2. Do not bend back or swinging the bar as you lift it. Your forearms should be the only part of your body in motion during the exercise.

Variations

  1. Try a medium or wide grip.
  2. Use cables or dumbbells if you wish.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation

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Equipment Needed

  • Barbell

Tips

  1. Keep your upper arms and elbows stationary throughout the exercise.
  2. Do not bend back or swinging the bar as you lift it. Your forearms should be the only part of your body in motion during the exercise.

Variations

  1. Try a medium or wide grip.
  2. Use cables or dumbbells if you wish.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation