SETUP: Stand upright, chest out and shoulders back, and hold the bar with your arms hanging straight down.
REP BY YOURSELF: Keeping your elbows tight to your sides, curl the bar up towards your shoulders by squeezing your biceps HARD. Once at the top, control the weight back down to the start position.
TIP: There are 2 common mistakes to avoid on this exercise. First, we want to elimiate momentum from the lift. If you feel your lower back moving, and it feels like you’re trying to “swing” the weight rather than lift it, this is a sign you went too heavy. You can try switching to a split-stance position, but if the issue persists just lower the weight a bit. Second, we should take the bar all the way down on every rep. When these curls start burning, you’ll be tempted to stay within the top half of the rep because it’s the easiest part. So remember my golden rule: you should be able to flex your triceps at the end of every rep!