🚨BARBELL CURL FORM
❌INCORRECT: This is what we see all the time! You normally see this from people who are attempting too much weight and using their body to create more momentum to assist with the exercise.
3 Things to Avoid:
☑️Too Much Momentum- throwing your shoulders forward and backward to assist with the curl is only taking away from targeting your biceps.
☑️Multiple Joints Being Used- moving way more than just the forearms.
☑️Neck Over-Extended- during the negative, shoulders come forward, neck over-extends causing the spine to break alignment.
✅CORRECT: This form most likely will require going lighter, especially if your form currently looks more like the first example. What people don’t realize is performing an exercise with lighter weight but correct form is actually going to tear down your muscle fibers more effectively and promote faster muscle growth. Keep in mind minimal swinging when reaching failure can be effective, but for the most part, you should focus on maintaining correct form.
3 Things to Include:
☑️Minimum Momentum- focusing on using only the biceps to lift the weight and controlling the weight back down for a 2-3 second negative.
☑️Stacked Joints- your body should maintain complete alignment and your forearms should be the only part of your body moving.
☑️Tight Core- Keep your core engaged and scapula retracted for a strong, steady movement.