Watch the video below to see a demonstration of proper form and technique for the barbell preacher curl exercise. You can also check out some more biceps exercise videos or find exercises for other muscle groups.
Instructions for Barbell Preacher Curl
To perform a set of barbell preacher curl:
Set the height of the preacher curl bench so that your elbows will
rest comfortably on the pad and your shoulders remain in a neutral position. Hold a barbell with both
hands, in a supinated grip spaced shoulder width apart. You should have your arms straight, feet on the
ground and your trunk in a neutral position.
Concentric (Upward) Motion
Bend your elbows to raise the bar under control to
shoulder height. Remember to squeeze the bar tightly and breathe normally throughout the
Pause at the top position for a 1sec count while maintaining full body
tension and squeezing your biceps.
Eccentric (Lowering) Motion
Lower the bar under control back to the arms straight
position while continuing to breathe and squeeze the bar tightly.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed the desired number
of barbell preacher curl repetitions before resting.
This completes one set of barbell preacher curl.