Incline Offset Dumbbell Curls

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Incline offset thumb dumbbell curl
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Dumbbells, incline bench
  • Muscles Targeted: Biceps, forearms
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-4 with 8-10 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

The incline offset dumbbell curl is similar to the basic version except that you do it by changing your grip. It not just improves the muscularity of your biceps but also increases your grip strength. You may perform it along with the standard form or do it as an individual exercise.

Incline Offset Dumbbell Curls Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Incline offset thumb dumbbell curl
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Dumbbells, incline bench
  • Muscles Targeted: Biceps, forearms
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-4 with 8-10 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

How to do Incline Offset Dumbbell Curl

Start the incline offset dumbbell curl by holding a dumbbell (about 20-40 lbs) in each hand and sitting on an incline bench adjusted to an angle of about 45 degrees. Grab the weights with an off-center grip so that your palms are facing out while the thumb touches the outer weight plate of the dumbbell. Curl the dumbbells up toward your shoulders until your biceps are fully contracted. Pause for about 1-2 seconds at the point of maximum contraction and then bring the weights down to the initial position.

Tips

  • Perform the exercise without flaring your elbows out to the sides. Keep them close to your upper body throughout the movement.
  • Slowly move the weights so that you can avoid your body’s momentum to contribute.

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