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 Seated Dumbbell Biceps Curls

  1. Sit on a flat bench with a dumbbell on each hand being held at arms length. The elbows should be close to the torso.

  2. Rotate the palms of the hands so that they are facing forward. This will be your starting position.

  3. While holding the upper arm stationary, curl the weights upward. Make sure that you contract the biceps as you breathe out and make sure that only the forearms move. Continue the movement until your biceps are fully contracted and the dumbbells are at shoulder level. Hold the contracted position for a second as you squeeze the biceps.

  4. Slowly begin to bring the dumbbells back to the starting position as you breathe in.

  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.


  • Focus on keeping the elbow stationary and only moving your forearm.


  • You can perform the exercise standing and also by alternating arms; first, lift the right arm for one repetition, then the left, then the right, etc.

Alternative Exercises for Seated Dumbbell Biceps Curls

  • Barbell Curls

  • Cable Biceps Curls

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