The Biceps Curl (seated) is used to strengthen and develop biceps of the arms. There are a variety of ways you can perform seated biceps curls including with a barbell, dumbells, a cable machine, on an adjustable bench or also preacher curl bench. Our example is shown with a GPCB329 Preacher Curl Bench.
START by grabbing the barbell with a shoulder-width, underhand grip and position yourself on the preacher bench so the top of the pad almost touches your armpits. Start with your upper arms against the pad and your elbows slightly bent.
Keep your back straight as you curl the weight up until your forearms are just short of perpendicular to the floor. Return to the starting position
Variations of the Biceps Curl include:
- Alternating dumbells
- Concentration curls
- With a cable machine
- Prone over an inflatable exercise ball
- Prone on an adjustable bench
- Reverse grip