If you have read my blog for a while, you must have figured out that I love biceps workout. In this blog post, I will be explaining how to do dumbbell curls that right way.
Doing the proper bicep curl to build your biceps is necessary because it helps to build your biceps that you have always dreamed of.
In this blog post, I will explain how you can do dumbbell curls the right way. My last post was about alternate dumbbell curls and let me be honest, I am not a fan of that exercise because I think when you are alternating the dumbbell curl movement, you are giving some time to rest your biceps.
This takes the tension off the biceps and this is something that you don’t want. You always should be building continuous tension to your biceps or any other muscle you are building.
So what is the right way to do dumbbell curls?
You can do dumbbell curls standing, sitting or on an incline bench.
Let’s talk about how you can do this movement when you are standing. To do this movement standing, you should pick up the dumbbells that you can lift and your dumbbells should be facing the mirror whenever you are doing this. In a curling motion, lift the weight up until they reach your shoulder.
When the dumbbells reach the shoulder, you should flex your biceps and then drop the dumbbells slowly. You have to do the movement slowly and you have to feel the tension in your biceps all the time when you are doing this movement.
When you are doing this movement standing you can cheat a little which helps when you are working on building muscle mass.
If you want to do some perfect movement and you don’t want to cheat, then I would advise you to do this movement sitting on a bench. This provides some extra isolation and it will be good for your biceps when you do this movement.
When you are doing dumbbell curls sitting or a seated bicep curl, you do the movement the same I have explained above. Only difference will be that you will be doing this movement when you are sitting on the bench.
So when you are thinking of defining your bicep muscle, you can always do dumbbell curls sitting and when you want to build your muscle and expand it, you can then do this exercise when you are standing.
Other alternative way to do this exercise is that you can do incline dumbbell curls. For doing this you will need a inclined bench that you use for exercising your upper chest. You will lie down on the incline bench and your dumbbells will be on the side. This exercise will train the muscle fibers which were not possible when you do the standard dumbbell curls movement. The reason is that you are using a longer range of motion when you are doing incline dumbbell curls.