Fitness Tip of the Day: A Better Bicep Exercise
Don’t get me wrong, bicep curls are a good exercise but it if you are pinched for time or want a more effective full body exercise that still hits your biceps, try pull-ups with your palms facing you instead (also known as a reverse-grip pull-up).
Bicep curls have a common flaw in that many people try to lift too much weight and end up swinging their entire body to “throw” the weight up, which isn’t very effective.
By performing pull-ups with your palms facing towards you, you can not only work your biceps, but also hit some of the larger muscle groups like your latissimus dorsi, meaning pull-ups are an effective exercise for your biceps and back!
Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.