Who doesn’t want biceps like Hrithik Roshan or Salman Khan right? In fact, strong biceps are perhaps the first things that come to the mind when one is thinking about strength. Well toned bicep muscles also play a great role in your overall appearance. But the bicep muscles aren’t all about the show!
Strong biceps can come in handy when performing day to day tasks, especially when it involves lifting heavy objects. In terms of fitness training as well, strong bicep muscles play an important role. Take the example of a workout like the pull ups – having strong arms definitely give you an edge when performing this workout.
Not just body weight exercises, bicep muscles also play a role whenever strength training comes into the picture involving heavy weights. So today, with the help of the trainers at Power World Gyms, let’s look at one of the most popular workout to train the bicep muscles – The Barbell Curl.
Why Barbell Curl?
The barbell curl has long been the favourite for fitness trainers around the world. Besides training the bicep muscles, the Barbell Curl also targets the brachialis muscle which is located under the bicep and the brachioradialis muscle which is located on your forearm. The shoulder and back muscles receive some of the benefits with every rep! Let’s have a look at how to do the Barbell Curl step by step with the help of Power World Gyms trainers.
How To Do:
Step 1: Stand upright while holding the barbell at a shoulder-width grip such that your palms face your body.⠀
Step 2: Keep the elbows close to your torso and curl the weights upward while exhaling.⠀
Step 3: Slowly bring the body to the starting position.⠀
Step 4: Repeat
There is a reason why the barbell bicep curl still remains a hot favourite with many fitness trainers. Not only does it help you build the strong arms you always wanted but it is also super simple to perform which can be performed any time anywhere requiring only a barbell and a set of weights. However, if you are a first timer we recommend some supervision. Some of the gyms like Power World Gyms even have a special ‘Help Me’ badges which help their master trainers pay attention to the beginners so that they get the form correct. It is a welcome step by this international gym chain and we really hope more gyms would step up to the needs of a first-time gym goer.