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Lateral Biceps-Curl

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Human
muscles:BicepsMuscle
synergists:DeltoidsMuscle
required:Dumbbells (2)
optional:Seat
fitness level:Normal
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (23)
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General And Specifics

  • in opposite to the known Biceps-Curl, which is significantly more effective for the biceps, the shoulders are also required in this exercise
  • because of that it is appropriate for a varied workout at home
  • you can stand or sit (for a better stability)
  • difficulty: holding the weights up against the gravity

Starting Position

  • take a dumbbell with each hand
  • the arms are angled, bring the arms up in a wide lateral bow until the upper arms are parallel to the ground
  • the palms of the hands point to the head
  • keep the back straight

Correct Execution

  • hold the upper arms in their position stretch them out almost completely
  • afterwards, invert the motion and bring the weights back in direction to the ears
  • avoid swinging or gaining momentum
  • shoulders remain inactive and stable
  • repeat several times

tip for the workout

  • alternatively you can do the exercise in front of your body, the chest is also worked out then