Wide Grip Barbell Curl

Pro Tip

Try to avoid using your legs or back to lift the barbell.

How To

  1. Stand upright with your feet shoulder-width apart holding the barbell with an underhand grip wider than shoulder-width apart.
  2. Exhale and curl the barbell up toward your shoulders while keeping your upper arms by your sides.
  3. Continue to raise the barbell until it reaches the level of your shoulders.
  4. Inhale and lower the barbell by extending your arms, 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.

Lower Back

Center region of your back, spanning from the pelvis to just below the neck. However, parts of it are hidden beneath other muscles. The lower portion is the most visible.

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.


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