University Recreation


Preacher Curl

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Biceps
Secondary Muscles: Forearms
Body Area: Legs
Modality Types: Machines Machines, Free Weights Free Weights, Accessories Accessories, Accessories Accessories, Accessories Accessories, Accessories Accessories, Accessories Accessories, Accessories Accessories
Equipment: Barbell, Dumbbells, Hammer Strength Plate Loaded Bicep (PLBI)

Preacher Curl Preacher Curl

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Using a preacher bench and an EZ curl bar, make sure seat is adjusted to right height
  • The seat should not be so low that shoulders are elevated nor so high that you are hunched over
  • Place the hands at either the innner or outer grips depending on which area of the bicep you want to work
  • Curl the bar upward while keeping your elbows stationary
  • As you begin, be careful not to swing or rock to get it moving
  • Curl the bar towards your chin; the resistance is greater at the beginning of the rep
  • Go down SLOWLY and work the muscle on the way down as well
  • Can also be done with two dumbbells, a machine or on a stability ball


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