Tip: Add a Band To Your Preacher Curl

Add accommodating resistance to curls for new growth. Get a band and angle it so it provides maximum resistance at the top of the movement.

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The strength curve and resistance curve are inversely proportionate. When resistance is low, strength is higher. When resistance is high, strength is lower.

But the highest point of resistance/tension isn’t uniform across all exercises. Tension increases and decreases at certain points during a movement. Knowing this will help you manipulate the resistance curve to create more continuous tension, and thus, more gains.

As a bonus, in the banded curl, the chest pad works as your built-in counterbalance against gravity, so you’re forced to stay strict.