STANDING DUMBBELL BICEP CURLS
Why This Move Is Awesome: Borden says that while she generally likes her clients to do compound moves like the lat pulldown, she uses bicep curls after those exercises to give the biceps an extra kick (and the arms some extra tone). Whether you’re doing bicep curls solo or as a follow up to a “pull exercise,” make sure you don’t “death grip” the handles. Focus on squeezing your biceps at the top of the move as though you’re crushing a nut between each of your biceps and the tops of your forearms, says Borden.
How to Do It: Grab a pair of dumbbells and let them hang at arm’s length next to your sides. Turn your arms so that your palms face forward.
- Without moving your upper arms, bend your elbows and curl the dumbbells as close to your shoulders as you can. Pause
- then slowly lower the weights back to the starting position. Each time you return to the starting position, completely straighten your arms.
Exercise how-tos adapted from The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises and the Women’s Health Big Book of Abs. Did you know more moves for Sculpted Arms share with us via below comment section.