FACTOID # 5: Minnesota and Connecticut are both in the top 5 in saving money and total tax burden per capita.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Biceps Curl
The biceps curl is sometimes performed on the preacher bench, which helps to keep the upper arm motionless.
The biceps curl is sometimes performed on the preacher bench, which helps to keep the upper arm motionless.
Standing barbell curls exercise for biceps
Standing barbell curls exercise for biceps

The biceps curl is any of a number of weight training exercises which target the biceps brachii muscle in order to develop one or more of the following attributes: Image File history File links Thanks go to the model, Emily. ... Image File history File links Thanks go to the model, Emily. ... Image File history File links StandingBarbellCurl. ... Image File history File links StandingBarbellCurl. ... This article is about strength training using weight (gravity) to generate resistance to contraction. ... In human anatomy, the biceps brachii is a muscle located on the upper arm. ...

  • size
  • definition
  • strength
  • stamina

Biceps curls can be done using any of the following equipment:

Although the exercises differ, a common factor of each is a 'curling' motion, where a weight—attached to an item of equipment listed above—is moved through an arc, primarily using the strength of the biceps. The bicep is contracted to lift the weight upward through the arc, to a point where further movement is not possible. The biceps is then extended, lowering the weight back through the arc, to the start position. This contraction and extension together constitute a single repetition. A pair of spinlock dumbbells with 2 kg plates. ... A U.S. Army soldier uses a barbell with Olympic plates (but no collars) to perform a bench press. ... The upright row is one exercise that can be performed on the cable machine. ... Look up Repetition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


For example, when performing a biceps curl with a barbell, stand straight, with feet a few inches apart, grasping the bar with an underhanded grip and curling the bar upwards and inwards towards the upper part of the arms. Elbows should be kept close to the body. The biceps should be flexed when the bar has reached the top of its journey. Lower the bar slowly and with control.


Variations

A hammer curl is the same as a biceps curl in everything but the grip. Whereas a biceps curl is performed with the palms supinated (palms up), the hammer curl is performed with the palms facing inward, neither supinated nor pronated. This variation is done specifically to put the biceps brachii at a disadvantage and therefore force the brachioradialis to do more work. [1] Another variation is the reverse curl which is done with the palms pronated. This also decreases the work done by the biceps and increased the work done by the brachioradialis. [2] In human and zoological anatomy (sometimes called zootomy), several terms are used to describe the location of organs and other structures in the body of bilateral animals. ... In human and zoological anatomy (sometimes called zootomy), several terms are used to describe the location of organs and other structures in the body of bilateral animals. ... Brachioradialis is a muscle located in the forearm, that acts to flex the forearm. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Biceps curl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (270 words)
The biceps curl is sometimes performed on the preacher bench, which helps to keep the upper arm motionless.
The biceps is contracted to lift the weight upward through the arc, to a point where further movement is not possible.
For example, when performing a biceps curl with a barbell, stand straight, with feet a few inches apart, grasping the bar with an underhanded grip and curling the bar upwards and inwards towards the upper part of the arms.
Arm Exercises, Bicep Exercises, Tricep Exercises (1385 words)
Beneath the biceps is the brachialis, a flat muscle group that runs about half way up the upper arm bone from the elbow joint.
This exercise is similar to the barbell curl.
This exercise is similar to the dumbbell curl.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m