A barbell biceps curl is a staple isolation exercise. It's a classic move that's guaranteed to show up in any workout that focuses on building size in your arms—but if you're not doing it right, the biceps curl can easily lead to strain and injury.
Here are a few tips on form and technique that you'll want to keep in mind when performing a barbell biceps curl:
- Keep elbows tucked throughout
- Squeeze bicep at the top of the move
- Lower and fully extend arms
- Do not use momentum