Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Exercise of the Week: Circular Bicep Curls
There aren't a whole lot of variations for the bicep curl, so when I discovered this one I was quite happy. It had been a while since my biceps had actually been sore, and this exercise did the trick. Grab two dumbbells and stand with your feet hip width apart, with a slight bend in the knees. (If you are looking for a challenge try doing this exercise while standing on one foot.) Place your elbows right up against the side of your body. Press your dumbbells back and up towards your shoulders as far as you can go without moving that elbow. Circle the dumbbells up towards the shoulders and in towards the center of your body. Slowly lower down towards your belly-button, bringing the dumbbells close together and then down and back out making a full circle. Take this exercise really slow and make sure your dumbbells are heavy enough that you are actually feeling it. It should start to burn pretty quickly if you're doing it correctly. Aim for 3 sets of 8-12, & you'll be ready for the gun show in no time!!