Exercise Of The Month: November 2012



TYPE: Standing Barbell Exercise

EQUIPMENT: Barbell, Plates, Non-Skid Rubber Mat


  • Wear sturdy athletic shoes, and standing on a non-skid rubber mat.
  • Use weight that you can handle.
  • Using too much weight may cause one or more of the following: loss of balance, dropping the weight by losing your grip, falling on your knees.


  • Do not swing the bar as you lift it up.
  • On the downward move, release the barbell slowly with control.
  • Do not arch your back or neck.
  • Do not throw your head back, or round your shoulders forward.
  • The only thing moving is the barbell and your arms.



How To Do The Standing Barbell Biceps Curl

  1. Stand with feet hip-width apart in the start position.
  2. Hold the weight in front of the thighs using an underhand grip (palms face up).
  3. Bend your elbows while slowly lifting the weight up towards your shoulders.
  4. Slowly lower the weight keeping a slight bend at the elbows as shown in the start position. Don’t lock the elbows.
  5. Perform 2 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions.

The exercise described in this post is informational, and not meant to replace the guidance of a personal trainer in a live setting.  Exercises performed incorrectly may result in injury.

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Copyright 2012 Irene Pastore and Blue Moon Personal Training

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