Bicep Curls – Martial Arts Strength Exercise
This page looks at how to perform Bicep Curls. Unlike reverse curls where your palms face downward, you hold a dumbbell or barbell in a biceps curl with your palms facing up.
This exercise will increase the strength of your biceps and forearms. Therefore, you will improve your overall martial arts punching and grappling strength. Nevertheless, bicep curls are often combined with triceps exercises (such as triangle push-ups), shoulder exercises (i.e. military press), etc. in order to maximize a martial artist’s upper body strength and power.
All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises and strengthening ideas, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training section.
Alternating Dumbbell Bicep Curls
Dumbbell Bicep Curls
Bicep Curls With A Barbell