- Target Muscle Group
- Exercise TypeStrength
- Equipment RequiredDumbbell
- Force TypePull
- Experience LevelBeginner
- Secondary Muscles
Reverse Grip Dumbbell Preacher Curl Overview
The preacher curl is an exercise used to isolate the biceps.
The angle used when performing preacher curl variations allows for a more focused concentric portion of the curl. This is especially helpful when trying to build bicep peaks and promote a pump in the biceps.
The preacher curl is an isolation movement that is best used toward the end of your workouts if your goal is building a more aesthetic physique.
Reverse Grip Dumbbell Preacher Curl Instructions
- Select a pair of dumbbells and sit in an upright position with your chest flat against the preacher bench.
- Keep your upper arm pressed into the pad and grab the dumbbells with an overhand grip (palms facing down).
- Extend your arms until your biceps are fully lengthened. This is the starting position.
- Take a deep breath and curl the weight by bending at the elbows until the dumbbells are at shoulder height.
- Squeeze the biceps at the top of the movement and slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Reverse Grip Dumbbell Preacher Curl Tips
- Keep the motion slow and controlled throughout the set.
- Always use a full range of motion to get the most out of this exercise.