Tip: 3 Tips for a Perfect Curl

Stagger your stance, think bend and extend, and use the pane-of-glass cue to get the best results from standing curls.

The biceps curl is a basic exercise that everybody is familiar with, but many lifters don't know how to do them as well as they think. These three tips will help you get the most gains from curls.

Mechanical tension is the main mechanism behind muscle hypertrophy (growth) and strength gains are joint-angle specific. So, maximizing mechanical tension throughout the entire range of your curl is essential to getting the most out of each rep. These three tips are meant to do exactly that.