Standing Alternating Dumbbell Curls

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Standing Alternating Dumbbell Curls

Each exercise 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 this exercise.

Beginning

Beginning Standing Dumbbell Alternating Curl

Stand with feet approximately shoulder width apart with toes pointing straight in front of you and knees slightly bent.

Arms are in a relaxed position against your thighs, palms pointing outwards with gripping the dumbbells.

When performing the standing bicep curl with alternating arms, be sure you keep your form throughout the entire movement. Make sure to keep your shoulders back and not use momentum to push you through the exercise.

Movement

Standing Dumbbell Alternating Curl Movement

1. Without moving your elbows from your sides, slowly flex your elbows and lift a dumbbell up, stopping just when they are level to your shoulder.

2. At the peak of the movement, hold for two breaths before slowly lowering to the starting position.

3. Repeat the same motion with the other arm.

4. When alternating arms, you can either perform the alternation from at the peak of the movement, when your dumbbells are raised to shoulder height, or when at the starting position, when arms are at your sides.

Benefits

Standing Dumbbell Alternating Curl Benefits

Strengthening and growth of the biceps.

Exercise Aliases

How To Do Standing Dumbbell Curls, Biceps Curl, Bicep Curls, Standing Curls

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