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    Default Bar Curls - Core Stability

    Whenever I do EZ-Bar / Barbell Curls I'm really wobbly and feel my core having to stabilize as opposed to feeling a burn from tension in my biceps. So instead I just do concentration curls and other stuff sitting down.

    My question is: Would doing standing bar curls improve my core stability i.e. will it get better over time?
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    Yes. But not very much. Let's see how good your core stability is when squatting twice your bodyweight


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    So I take it i'll steer clear from standing bar curls? good, I get a better pump from sitting down anyway


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    Any exercise done standing with proper form will incease the strength of muscluture supporting the spine over a protracted period.

    The standing barbell curl is an underated exercise seldomly worked hard.

    A template focusing on single joint movements and exercise performed seated should only be considered by trainees who have been training for many years and have built a strong body from standing multiple joint movements.
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    What Silverback said!!

    Stand up and do it with the bar. If you find you're hip thrusting to assist then drop the weight a bit until the thrust is gone. Just bend your knees a little bit so they're not locked out, tense your glutes and core, start the rep at the bottom with a slight bend in your elbows so its not full hang extension and concentrate through the contraction to the top.

    Its an easy form exercise with huge benefits, do not neglect it.

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    I will often at the end of a workout load the bar at the squat rack - go to fatigue reduce the weight and repeat - finishing with negatives; I swing the bar up and slowly lower it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    I will often at the end of a workout load the bar at the squat rack - go to fatigue reduce the weight and repeat - finishing with negatives; I swing the bar up and slowly lower it.
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    Good plan, that would really flog your arms working to failure and then the negatives. Not sure about bicep curls in the squat rack though, I presume that's your home gym and your not really a rack hog.

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    I only sit down to rest when training.


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