December’s Move of the Month
Trainer Travis is walking us through a basic bicep curl this month. “Working your biceps helps contribute to a tighter, more defined and toned look for these highly functional muscles.”
How to Safely Perform the Basic Bicep Curl
Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides, palms facing forward, keeping your back straight, chest up and a slight bend in your knees. Without moving your upper arms, bend your elbows and curl the weights toward your shoulders. Slowly lower the weights back to starting position, straightening your arms. This is one rep. Remember to breathe and focus on your bicep muscle, Sioux Falls Trainer Travis recommends. Remember to breathe as you do your basic bicep curls. If you’re just getting started, grab a lighter weight and build to a heavier weight. Complete 2 sets of 10 reps each working up to 3 sets of 15 reps each.
Remember that proper form is always crucial when performing any exercise. Keep your body in a neutral alignment and avoid compensation when performing the movement. For this move, your shoulders should remain stable and fixed to the side of the body. The elbows should be a hinge joint and remain pinned to the side of your body. Keep it slow and controlled.
If you’re not sure where to start or are looking for someone to keep you accountable, contact us at 605-271-9600 or click the image below. Contact our trainers and set up your free fitness consultation. We’ll take the time to talk about your goals, nutrition, and lifestyle to help you find a plan that works for you.