Barbell Cheat Curls

The barbell cheat curl will demolish your biceps all-around and won’t leave a muscle fiber unactivated. It is recommended that you properly utilize the cheating technique, which will help you squeeze out a couple of extra repetitions.

I recommend that you pick a weight that you can lift for 4 reps with good form, and then "cheat" your way for 4-6 more reps.

What I don't recommend is that you pick a weight so heavy that you have to cheat it up on rep one. This can cause injury!

execution

  1. 1
    Load the barbell and un-rack it, holding it at shoulder width
  2. 2
    Get into a stable position and keep your torso straight
  3. 3
    Lean forward ever so slightly, then as you come back, curl the barbell up
  4. 4
    Contract the biceps up top and go back down slowly

Keep in mind that you should not rock back and forth uncontrollably. The cheating technique is only used to get you out of the “dead point” where you’d usually reach failure.

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