Muscle Group: Biceps
- Grab a barbell with an overhand grip, place your hands about shoulder width apart. Allow the bar hang down in front of you at arm’s length.
- Having your elbows fixed by your sides, curl the bar upward, holding the bar with your thumb over it – NOT below it.
- Bring the bar up right under your chin, squeeze your biceps as hard as possible at the top, then lower the weight slowly down to the starting point.
Note: The video below shows Rich Piana demonstrating the reverse barbell curl. Thumbs over the bar – always! You can do a variation of this exercise by switching the barbell for a pair of dumbbells.