Barbell Preacher Curl

Pro Tip

If your wrists feel uncomfortable, you can substitute a regular barbell for the EZ curl bar.

How To

  1. Sit down with your arms fully extended, gripping the barbell shoulder-width apart with palms facing away from you.
  2. Keeping your upper arms pressed to the pad, feet on the floor, and butt on the bench, exhale and raise the barbell up towards your shoulders by flexing your arms.
  3. Continue until your arms are fully flexed and the barbell cannot be curled any further.
  4. Inhale and lower the barbell back down, returning to the starting position.

Primary Muscle Groups

Inner Bicep

Inner portion of your bicep.

Secondary Muscle Groups

Inner Forearm

A group of muscles on the inside of your lower arm.

Outer Bicep

Outer portion of your bicep.



Make sure to always use weight clips whenever you use a barbell, to prevent the plates from sliding off.

Preacher Curl Bench

Some versions of this bench require you to stand, while others require you to be seated. If standing, placing one foot in front of the other to help keep yourself stable while you curl.


Exercises that target the same primary muscle groups and require the same equipment.


Exercises that target the same primary muscle groups with different equipment