Free Weights – The Open Curl

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Fitness expert Michelle Beaumont demonstrates how to use free weights to do the open 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: I'm Michelle and I'm demonstrating an open curl or supinated bicep curl with free weights. You are going to roll your arms up, so your elbows are tight to your hips and your rib cage, keep it nice and snug and slowly with control, curl in again, leading with the pinkies, you are opening up to the side angle and that will help further shape the bicep muscle. If you are trying to build strength and you are with that heavier weight and you are going to go nice and slow in control, about four counts up and four counts down. If you are trying to tone your biceps you may want to pick up the tempo a little bit and go with your higher reps and that's how you do an open curl with free weights.