How to Do a Hammer Curl to Lateral Raise
The Hammer Curl to Lateral Raise should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the Hammer Curl to Lateral Raise.
Beginning Hammer Curl to Lateral Raise
1. Hold a dumbbell in each hand.
2. Hands should be rotated so that the palms face the thighs. You'll notice that the thumbs are facing forward as a result.
3. Flex (bend) the elbows while keeping the elbows fixed so that the lower arms lift up and toward the shoulders.
Hammer Curl to Lateral Raise Movement
1. As you work, keep your shoulders relaxed. Maintain a firm grip and wrists in line with the forearm.
2. Thumbs should be close to the shoulders at the top of the movement, palms facing in toward the midline of the body.
3. Return the weights to their original positions.
Hammer Curl to Lateral Raise Benefits
The hammer curl is only one method for developing stronger biceps muscles. The most common exercise for strengthening this muscle is the traditional biceps curl.