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Incline Bicep Curl

Try this Bicep Curl Variation, which uses an Incline Bench to Isolate the Biceps from an Angle

Welcome to our Incline Bicep Curl Exercise Instruction Guide!

On this page you'll learn how to do this version of the bicep curl using the correct technique. Below you'll find pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of this and other bicep exercises so you can immediately add to your bicep workouts.

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Exercise Summary

Exercise Name:Incline Bicep Curl
Main Muscle:Biceps
Secondary Muscle(s):Forearms
Exercise Type:Pull, Isolation
Equipment Required:Dumbbell, Incline Bench

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This version of the Bicep Curl is done on an incline bench. It uses dumbbells and the angle of the bench to work a slightly different area of your forearms and biceps.

incline bicep curl
incline bicep curl

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Adjust and incline bench to a 45 degree angle.
  2. Grasp dumbbells in each hand and sit down with your back against the bench, with your feet resting on the floor for support and allow your arms to hang down at your sides.
  3. While keeping your elbow straight, raise the dumbbells up towards your head, contracting your biceps.
  4. Lower the weight in a slow and controlled manner and repeat the prescribed number of repetitions.


  1. Keep your elbows in a locked position at your sides
  2. Execute the dumbbell exercise in a slow and controlled manner and concentrate on your biceps contracting.


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