Close-Grip Barbell Curl

The close-grip barbell curl is a strength training exercise that targets the biceps muscles in the upper arm.


Close-Grip Barbell Curl
Close-Grip Barbell Curl

To perform the exercise, follow these steps:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a barbell with an underhand grip, hands about six inches apart.
  2. Keeping your elbows close to your body, curl the barbell up towards your shoulders.
  3. Squeeze your biceps at the top of the movement, then slowly lower the barbell back down to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of reps.


It’s important to keep your back straight and shoulders relaxed while performing the close-grip barbell curl to avoid strain on your lower back and shoulders. You should also make sure to use a weight that is appropriate for your current strength level. If the exercise is too easy or too difficult, adjust the weight accordingly.

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