Lever Preacher Curl

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Lever Preacher Curl

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on curl machine placing back of arms on pad. Grasp lever handles with underhand grip. Align elbows at same pivot point as fulcrum of lever.

Execution

Raise lever handles toward shoulders. Lower handles until arms are fully extended. Repeat.

Comments

Seat should be adjusted to allow arm pit to rest near top of pad. Back of upper arm should remain on pad throughout movement. If machine has secondary lever (as shown), it is not as essential to position elbows in-line with the primary fulcrum, as would otherwise be required.
 
Long head (lateral head) of biceps brachii is activated significantly more than short head (medial head) of biceps brachii since short head enters into active insufficiency as it continues to contract. Long head of Triceps Brachii is only significant activated as antagonist stabilizer when it approaches passive insufficiency as elbow nears full flexion. Also see movements performed on machine with no seat and arms positioned higher.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

Muscles

Target

Synergists

Stabilizers

Antagonist Stabilizers (see comments)

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