How to Do Barbell Preacher Curl: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Barbell Preacher Curl exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Barbell Preacher Curls

Muscles worked in barbell preacher curl

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Barbell Preacher Curls

  1. Grab a barbell and sit down at a preacher curl bench, resting your upper arms against the pad.
  2. Lower the barbell as far as you can, with control.
  3. Reverse the motion and return to the starting position.


The barbell preacher curl is an effective exercise for isolating and focusing on the arm flexors. If fully extending your arms feels uncomfortable, you can avoid that position by reversing the movement earlier.

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