Machine Preacher Curl: What is it, How to do, Alternatives

By , February 27th, 2018 | Bicep workouts | 0 Comments

What is Machine Preacher Curl

The machine preacher curl, a variation of the standard preacher curl, is an upper arm workout performed on a machine. It hits muscles like the brachioradialis, brachialis, and wrist flexors and should be performed with an incredibly strict form. Otherwise, it will not be useful for improving your stability.

Machine Preacher Curl Benefits

  • The machine preacher curl helps isolate the muscles of your upper arms while the movement totally focuses on the bicep muscles you intend to develop.
  • Since the exercise requires you to rest your arms on the machine, it removes shoulder flexion from the lift.
  • It not just strengthens your arms but also reduces the risks of soreness and injuries of your elbow joints.

Machine Preacher Curl Exercise Information

Other Names Preacher Machine Curl, Machine Biceps Curl
Exercise Type Strength
Skill Level Beginner
Equipment Needed Preacher curl machine
Muscles Worked Primary: Biceps; Secondary: None
Mechanics Isolation
Force Type Pull
Alternative Forms/Substitute Cable Preacher Curl, One-Arm Dumbbell Preacher Curl, Lying Barbell Curl
Variations Barbell Preacher Curl, Dumbbell Preacher Curl

How to do Machine Preacher Curl

  • Sit on a preacher curl machine and choose the desired weight you want to lift.
  • Place your triceps (the back of the upper arms) on the padding and hold the handles with an underhand grip (supinated grip) so that your palms are facing up. It is your initial position.
  • As you breathe out, contract your biceps and then lift the handles. Hold this contraction for 1-2 seconds at the top of the movement.
  • As you breathe in, lower the handles slowly back to your initial position.
  • Repeat the steps for the desired amount of reps.

Machine Preacher Curl Tips

  • Keep your elbows tucked in when placing the back of your upper arms on the preacher machine pad.
  • Move your forearms to lift the handles but make sure to keep your upper arms stationary.

Video: Machine Preacher Curl Proper Form

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