University Recreation


Concentration Curls

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Biceps
Secondary Muscles: Forearms
Body Area: Legs, Arms
Modality Types: Machines Machines, Free Weights Free Weights
Equipment: Dumbbells, Precor DB Bench

Concentration Curls Concentration Curls

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Sit on the end of a flat bench, bring legs apart into a V and lean forward slightly
  • Grasp the dumbbell in one hand with your palm facing toward your midline
  • Rest your elbow on the inside of your thigh and let the dumbbell hang
  • Rest your other hand on the top of your other thigh for support
  • Slowly curl the weight up while keeping the torso, upper arm and elbow still
  • As you lift, twist your wrist so that you finish with your palm facing your shoulder
  • Squeeze the muscle at the top and then slowly lower the weight


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