preacher curls

Muscle Groups

arms lower biceps
Preacher curls is a weight training exercise performed with a barbell or dumbbells on a preacher bench, designed to target the biceps muscles in the upper arms. During this exercise, the user sits on the bench with their arms extended over the bench pad while holding the weight in an underhand grip, then lifts the weight towards their shoulders while keeping the elbows stationary. This exercise primarily isolates the biceps brachii muscle, which is responsible for flexing the arm at the elbow joint, and can help develop strength and size in the upper arms. Preacher curls are generally performed for multiple sets of 8-12 repetitions at a moderate to heavy weight load, which can help stimulate muscle growth by creating small tears in the biceps fibers that require repair during recovery. However, it is important to maintain proper form during this exercise to avoid injury to the elbows or shoulders, and to avoid using momentum or swinging the weight to complete the lift. Variations of this exercise can also be done with cables or resistance bands, which can offer a more consistent level of resistance throughout the movement and further isolate the biceps muscles. Preacher curls can be a valuable addition to any arm workout routine and can be performed by individuals of varying levels of experience, but should not be relied on as the sole exercise for bicep development.