Part of the
You Can Learn Weightlifting series.
By Ken Brown
Updated: August 21, 2005
The Preacher Curl with Barbell
workout helps you target the biceps. This high intensity big bicep workout will
help you to develop massive biceps.
This exercise will help you focus your bicep workout. It forces you to limit
your range of motion to just the limit you need to work the bicep muscle. It
also prevents you from swinging your arms as you do when you do cheater curls.
You should breathe out as you raise the dumbbell toward your body.
The preacher bench helps isolate the biceps by locking the elbow into place.
You can switch up the exercise by replacing the barbell with dumbbells.
Whenever you see people with large biceps, you can bet they include the
preacher curl in their workout.
Include the preacher curls with barbell workout in your weekly routine, to help build
huge biceps. Breathe out when lifting the weights toward your body and
breathe in when the weight is going down. The downward swing of the weight
should be slow and controlled. You build larger bicep muscles on the downward
As always, if you haven't exercised in a long time or you
have long standing medical problems, be sure and see a doctor before starting
this or any exercise routine.