How to Do a Seated Incline Dumbbell Curl
The seated incline dumbbell curl 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 seated incline dumbbell curl.
Beginning Incline Db Curls
Before you begin, adjust the bench to a 45-degree angle, or up to 60 degrees if necessary.
Incline Db Curls Movement
1. Sit against the workout bench with your back straight and abdominal muscles tight. To begin, place your weights at your sides, one in each hand.
2. Lift each dumbbell, palms up, toward your shoulders once you've mastered the starting position. It is critical to keep your upper arms tight so that you can isolate the biceps brachii muscle while only moving your lower arms.
3. Slowly return the dumbbells to their starting position. Don't let go of the weights too quickly or you'll strain your muscles. This should be a deliberate movement.
4. Repeat the movement up to 15 times for a total of three sets.
Incline Db Curls Benefits
The incline dumbbell curl is a more difficult biceps workout than the classic. It works the biceps brachii, the longest muscle in your upper arm, in particular. While standing works this muscle as well, the incline helps to target the entire muscle.