Preacher Curls

How to do the Preacher Curls

Start with an ez-curl bar sitting at a preacher bench (as shown). Adjust the preacher bench so that it is comfortably in your armpit. With your arms extended and holding on to the bar, contract your biceps lifting the weight. The movement should not involve a jerking motion.

Spotter Information:
Spotter can be used by standing in front of the participant

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Biceps Brachii
  • Brachialis
  • Forearm
  • Arms
  • Isolation
  • Barbell

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
65 lbs9.6 83.9 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 65 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 32 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Preacher Curls

Purpose Type Level
Hypertrophy Advanced
Muscular Definition Beginner
Sport Specific Advanced
Sport Specific Intermediate
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Sport Specific Beginner

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.