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Preacher Curl

Free Weights / Beginner
  • Biceps
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How to do the Preacher Curl - Learn Proper Preacher Curl Form

  1. Step 1: Place a barbell on the preacher bench barbell holder and sit on the preacher bench.
  2. Step 2: Place your torso against the preacher bench padding and rest your arms against the arm padding.
  3. Step 3: With your palms facing up, grasp the barbell with arms no wider than shoulder width apart. This is your starting position.
  4. Step 4: Exhale as your raise the barbell to your shoulders.
  5. Step 5: Hold the contraction for a moment as you squeeze the biceps.
  6. Step 6: Inhale as you lower the barbell back toward the starting position.
  7. Step 7: Repeat for a complete set.

Preacher Curl Variations and Preacher Curl Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Use dumbbells or an EZ bar instead of a barbell.
  2. Variation 2: Use a low pulley with an EZ bar instead of a barbell.
  3. Variation 3: Use a wide grip to vary the targeted muscle area.

Preacher Curl Tips

  1. Tip 1: 12 to 15 repetitions make 1 set. Do this exercise for 3 sets per workout and up to 3 times per week.
  2. Tip 2: Use controlled motions to raise and lower the barbell.

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Preacher Curl Muscles Worked

Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
Muscles front back Biceps orange

Preacher Curl Equipment

Preacher Curl Training Details

The preacher curl is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the biceps and to a lesser degree also targets the .

The only preacher curl equipment that you really need is the following: barbell and preacher curl. There are however many different preacher curl variations that you can try out that may require different types of preacher curl equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper preacher curl form is easy with the step by step preacher curl instructions, preacher curl tips, and the instructional preacher curl technique video on this page. The preacher curl is a pull exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the preacher curl video, learn how to do the preacher curl, and then be sure and browse through the preacher curl workouts on our workout plans page!

Preacher Curl Sports

Preacher Curl Force Type: Pull
Preacher Curl Mechanics Type: Isolation
Preacher Curl Other Names: Barbell Preacher Curls
1 Review
  • AaronV
    over 3 years ago #

    Can't beat the isolation you get from a preacher curl.