Close Grip Standing Barbell Curl Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • Barbell
  • Isolation
  • Pull (Bilateral)
  • Beginner
  • Forearms
Biceps Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

Exercise Instructions

  1. Select the desired weight, load it onto the bar, and assume a narrower than shoulder width grip.
  2. Using a supinated (palms up) grip, take a deep breath and curl the barbell towards your shoulders.
  3. Once the biceps are fully shortened, slowly lower the weight back to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Exercise Tips

  1. Don’t allow the elbows to shift behind the body. Similarly, make sure the shoulder doesn’t shift forward in the socket as you lower the weight.
  2. Maintain a slight bend in the elbow at the bottom of the movement to keep tension through the biceps.
  3. Using a slow eccentric (lowering portion) of the exercise can help to improve tension and mind muscle connection.
  4. If you experience forearm or wrist discomfort while using a barbell, switch to an EZ curl bar or dumbbells.