Reverse Preacher Bench Curls - Muscles Worked & Benefits
Exercise Type: Single-joint
Primary Muscles Worked: Biceps
Secondary Muscles Worked: Forearms
Working the biceps and forearms, the Reverse Preacher Bench Curl exercise is particularly great for developing mass and power on top of the forearm. Using a Preacher Bench, the movement can be executed a lot easier than when using free weights. This is a great starting point in training your forearms and biceps.
Reverse Preacher Bench Curls - Exercise Workout & Technique
- Take a seat at the preacher bench and adjust it so that you can safely and comfortably extend your arms over it.
- Grasp the barbell at shoulder-width apart, your palms facing downwards and your thumbs wrapped around the bar.
- Extend your arms over the preacher bench.
- Exhale and draw the weight up, locking your elbows in the same position throughout.
- Contract the biceps at the top of the movement and hold.
- Inhale and bring the barbell down to the starting position maintaining control throughout.
- Repeat for the desired repetition range.
Reverse Preacher Bench Curls - Tips & Safety
- Don’t swing your body throughout the movement.
- Keep your elbows firmly placed in the same position throughout.
Reverse Preacher Bench Curls - Alternatives
- Try Standing Reverse Bicep Curls to vary your training.
- Try using different bars such as the Ezy-Bar and different width grips to work different areas of the bicep and to broaden your training program.