Tip: The Forward Leaning Biceps Curl

For a new stimulus, manipulate the force vector to change the point of maximal tension in the biceps.

The standard biceps curl is hardest at the mid-range, where the lever arm is the longest. But for variety we can change that, making the top or peak contraction the toughest part of the movement.

  1. Lean forward at a 45-degree angle.
  2. Don't drop the elbows down. Keep the upper arm in line with the body.
  3. Perform curls in this position, squeezing hard at the top.