Band Individual Curls

Primary Muscle Group: This is a single joint exercise designed to isolate the muscles in the front of the upper arms in a hand lifting movement, flexing at the elbow.

Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Front of upper arms (biceps).

Preparation: Place the resistance band under the arches of both feet. Position yourself with feet hip-width apart, and in the correct standing exercise posture. Keep abdominal muscles tight. Take hold of the handles with an underhand grip. Place your ams straight by your side.

Breathing: Breathe out as you bring your hands up, breathe out as you lower them back to start.

Execution: Slowly elevate your hand in front of you by flexing at the elbow, keeping a strict position with your upper arm locked by your side. Pause when your hand is at chest height, but not touching your chest, and then slowly straighten your arm back down to the starting position, stopping when your hand reaches the side of your leg.  After finishing all reps, repeat with other arm.

Comments:  Although it's a bit more time-consuming to work each arm individually, it allows you to concentrate on each arm. If you need more of a challenge, move your feet further apart. If you need to work up to the starting level, move your feet a little closer together.

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