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Zottman Preacher Curl

This Bicep Exercise uses Dumbbells and a Twisting Motion to Isolate your Biceps

Welcome to our Zottman Preacher 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:Zottman Preacher Curl
Main Muscle:Biceps
Secondary Muscle(s):Forearms
Exercise Type:Pull, Isolation
Equipment Required:Dumbbells, Preacher Curl Bench

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This Bicep Exercise is one of our dumbbell exercises and uses a twisting motion and a preacher curl bench to work a slightly different area of your biceps and forearms than the standard Dumbbell Bicep Curl.

zottman preacher curl
zottman preacher curl

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Sit at a Preacher Curl Bench and grasp a dumbbell in your hand with your palms facing up.
  2. Extend your arm fully along the bench.
  3. Curl your arm up turning your wrist so it faces down as the dumbbell reaches your chest.
  4. Pause for a moment and then return to the starting position and switch arms.


  1. Keep your elbows in locked positions and do not raise them off of the preacher curl bench.


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