Hammer Curl

What is a Hammer Curl?

The Hammer Curl is a quintessential weightlifting exercise that targets the biceps and forearms. The exercise is performed with dumbbells, and it strengthens the three largest muscles along the front of your upper arms. To gain all the benefits of the exercise, make sure not to lean back or swing the weights.

How do you do a Hammer Curl?

  • Step 1

    Stand up straight with a dumbbell in each hand, holding them alongside you. Your palms should face your body. Keep your feet hip-width apart and engage your core to stabilize the body.

  • Step 2

    Keep your biceps stationary and start bending at your elbows, lifting both dumbbells.

  • Step 3

    Lift until the dumbbells reach shoulder-level, but don’t actually touch your shoulders. Hold this contraction briefly, then lower back to the starting position and repeat.

How do you modify a Hammer Curl?

  • Hammer Curl for Beginners

  • Advanced Hammer Curl

What are the benefits of Hammer Curl?

  • Arm Strength

  • Core Strength

  • Arms Stretch

Expert opinion

If you can connect the mind and body together while performing the movement, you’ll get the best results.

People need to remember that it’s not the amount of weight you lift, it’s how you lift it.

Scott St. John,Pearl Street Fitness in Denver

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