How to Do Machine Bicep Curl: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

A GIF demonstrating how to perform Machine biceps curls with proper form

Muscles Worked in Machine Bicep Curl

Muscles worked in machine biceps curls

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Machine Bicep Curl

  1. Adjust the machine so that you are correctly positioned. Your upper arms should rest on the padding, and your elbows should be in line with the machine’s joint. 
  2. Grab the handles with an underhand grip around shoulder width apart.
  3. Curl the weight up as far as possible. Make sure to do the entire movement at a controlled speed.
  4. Revert the movement, and stop just before the weights hit the stacks.
  5. Repeat for reps.


Machine Bicep Curls are a good exercise for the beginner or if you want to squeeze out the last of your muscles. This since you are being put in the correct position by the machine and don’t have to worry about balance or cheating.

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