Preacher Curl with Barbell

A Preacher Curl uses a special bench to support the triceps and isolate the biceps to build the arms.


  1. Adjust the seat of the bench so that your arms are level with the top of the bench.
  2. Grasp the bar with palms facing up, shoulder width apart.
  3. Picking up the bar, rest your arms against the bench and extend them fully.
  4. Keeping your arms on the bench at all times, curl the bar up towards your head.
  5. Pause for a moment and then lower the bar back to starting position.

Note: Perform this exercise in a slow controlled manner for best results.

Exercise images by Everkinetic.