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Close Grip Barbell Curls

Exercise Tips

  • Use a slow three count on the way up and down
  • Keep your back straight

Close Grip Barbell 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: Barbell

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 barbell with an underhand grip, hands 6 inches apart. Hang your arms straight down in front of you so the barbell is at hip level.

  1. 1 Exhaling, curl the barbell up to your chest, keeping your elbows close to your sides.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return the bar to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.