We gave this exercise as an example for keeping the elbows behind the body.
Keep in mind this is a relatively heavy movement, so don’t be afraid to up the intensity on this one.
Now let’s take an in-depth look at it and see why it is so good for bicep peak development.
- 1Grab the barbell with a shoulder-width, underhand grip
- 2Stand up straight and place feet in a balanced way
- 3Look up and avoid slouching your shoulders
- 4Place the elbows behind the body
- 5Keep the bar close to your body
- 6Curl up, contracting the biceps up top
- 7After briefly holding the peak flexion, return down slowly on the eccentric phase
Note: Maintain a static position of the wrists – If you flex the wrists too much, a LOT of the tension will go to the forearms!