Dumbbell Hammer Curl

How to Dumbbell Hammer Curl

Dumbbell hammer curls are an excellent isolation movement for the biceps. In the “hammer curl” position, both heads are targeted but more emphasis is placed on the long (outer) head of the bicep.


: Arms (Biceps)


: Beginner


: Dumbbells


: Strength, Toning

How to do Dumbbell Hammer Curls:

Start Dumbbell Hammer Curl Exercise

Dumbbell Hammer Curls Finish

  1. Select the appropriate dumbbells and start in either a standing or seated position.
  2. With the dumbbells at your sides and palms facing towards your torso, keep your upper arm stationary and curl the dumbbell forward, raising the weight until the biceps are contracted and the weight is at shoulder height.
  3. Hold the position for a moment and squeeze your bicep. Lower the dumbbells back down to the original position at your sides. You can do each arm individually, rotate back and forth between each arm or do them simultaneously.
  4. Repeat for the suggested amount of repetitions.

Demonstration Video:

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