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Biceps Curl on a Machine

Major Muscles and Actions Involved

Biceps Curl on a MachineThe elbow flexors are strongly involved in the mid-range in this exercise. In this exercise the forearm moves toward the upper arm, which is fully stabilized.

Sports Uses

The sports uses are the same as in other biceps exercises.

Did you know...

  • When you do this exercise, all the action takes place at the elbow. However, in this version it is important to not fully extend your arms when they are in the bottom position.
  • The ability to supinate your hands in this exercise makes the exercise feel more natural through its full range of motion. If this is not possible, hold your hands in a supinated position. This is still very effective for development of the biceps.