Free Weights – The Alternating Bicep Curl

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Fitness expert Michelle Beaumont demonstrates how to use free weights to do the alternating bicep curl.

    Michelle Beaumont

    For more than fifteen years Michelle has been making her mark on the health, beauty and fitness industry. Michelle’s success has brought her recognition as a national level fitness authority. Her elite physique has earned her many top level standings in national beauty, figure and fitness competitions. Her innovative workout programs have been implemented into some of the nation’s leading health and fitness organizations. Her articles have been published by many leading industry magazines. She is an industry speaker on topics including weight management, wellness and group fitness and she specializes in helping large health clubs find and grow new revenue streams.

    Michelle Beaumont: Hi I'm Michelle and I'm demonstrating an alternating bicep curl with free weights. I like to stand with my feet hip distance apart, knees bent, abs tight, shoulders back and down and alternating from the side of my hips. If you notice, the dumbbells are positioned at the very side resting here, so I can pull them up across my chest, towards my heart, as I inhale and exhale and alternate the curl. My middle body is not moving, I'm isolating the muscle group and leading with the bicep, that's what is doing the work, not the arms and make sure your grip isn't too tight so that all the energy is going into the grip. You want to make sure as you are alternating these movements, as you are concentrating fully on just the bicep doing all of the work with the free weights, and that's it.