Barbell Preacher Curl

Barbell Preacher Curl


This exercise involves using a barbell while seated on a preacher bench to perform bicep curls. The preacher bench helps isolate the biceps and reduces the involvement of other muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Barbell Preacher Curl Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on a preacher bench with your feet flat on the floor and your arms extended over the bench, holding the barbell with an underhand grip.
  2. Slowly curl the barbell towards your shoulders, keeping your elbows close to your body and your wrists straight.
  3. Pause at the top of the movement and squeeze your biceps.
  4. Lower the barbell back down to the starting position, keeping your movements slow and controlled.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Barbell Preacher Curl Form & Visual

Barbell Preacher Curl

Barbell Preacher Curl Benefits

  • Targets the biceps brachii muscle, helping to increase arm strength and size
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional bicep curls
  • Helps to isolate the bicep muscle, reducing the involvement of other muscles in the movement
  • Can be performed with heavier weights, leading to greater muscle activation and growth
  • Improves grip strength and forearm development

Barbell Preacher Curl Muscles Worked

  • Biceps brachii
  • Brachialis
  • Brachioradialis

Barbell Preacher Curl Variations & Alternatives

  • Dumbbell Preacher Curl
  • Machine Preacher Curl
  • Reverse Preacher Curl
  • Close-Grip Preacher Curl
  • Standing Preacher Curl