How to Do Incline Dumbbell Curl: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Incline Dumbbell Curl exercise technique

Muscles Worked in the Incline Dumbbell Curls

Muscles worked in Incline Dumbbell Curl

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Incline Dumbbell Curls

  1. Grab a pair of dumbbells, and sit down on an inclined bench. Let your arms hang straight down by your sides.
  2. Lift the dumbbells with control, by flexing your elbows.
  3. Reverse the movement and lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.


Incline dumbbell curl is an exercise where biceps brachii works at a slightly longer muscle lengths than in regular bicep curls. This is because the biceps originates from the shoulder blade, and is thus extended when your arm is behind your body, like in this exercise. This position can potentially lead to greater muscle growth than regular curls. Another consequence is that it is slightly harder to cheat with your technique in this exercise.

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