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The Bicep Curl

The bicep curl is one of the most basic strength-training moves to master. Make sure you start with weights that allow you to keep proper form throughout your set; if you find yourself swaying back and forth while you're making a curl, try a lighter weight or stand in front of a wall, keeping your back straight while you do the exercise. Here's how to do a bicep curl.

  • Start by holding a dumbbell in each hand at the sides of the body.
  • Keeping your elbows close to your side, slowly raise the dumbbells to the chest.
  • Moving with control, lower back to the starting position.
  • This counts as one rep.

Once you've gotten the hang of the bicep curl, try multitasking with lower-body moves (like a squat or lunge) to save time in the gym.

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