Building bigger and stronger biceps has always been desired by men throughout the world. The standing barbell curl is an effective isolation exercise that works your bicep muscles, along with training the muscles in the shoulders and the forearms. The fundamental of all bicep building routines, the barbell curl enhances and strengthens the muscles in the arms, thereby helping you to perform strenuous lifting works easily.
|Equipment Needed||Straight barbell|
|Muscles Involved||Biceps, brachialis, brachioradialis, trapezius (upper and middle), deltoid (anterior)|
|Variations/Other Forms||An E-Z attachment fixed to a pulley, E-Z bar, or dumbbells and cables can be used|
|Alternative Exercises||Dumbbell bicep curl, dumbbell alternate-bicep curl|
Performing this form of barbell curl is similar to doing the conventional barbell curl exercise given above, except that you need to hold the barbell as wide as you feel comfortable. This workout targets the inner part of the biceps.
A variation emphasizing the outer part of the biceps, the close grip barbell curl is done by holding the barbell with only a few inches of separation between the hands.