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Alternating Dumbbell Curls

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back straight
  • Make sure you do an even amount on each arm

Alternating Dumbbell Curls

This exercise targets your biceps and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Biceps

Equipment: Dumbbells

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Biceps

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, letting your arms hang down by your sides, palms facing you.

  1. 1 Exhaling, curl one hand up to your chest, turning your wrist so your palm is facing up. Keep your elbow close by your side.
  2. 2 Hold for a one count, then inhale and slowly return your arm to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat steps one and two with your other arm.
  4. 4 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, alternating arms.