The side-lying biceps bodyweight curl is a poor exercise. However, it can help you to work your biceps in the absence of dumbbells and barbells.
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The biceps leg curl is a poor exercise, with a limited range of motion. Use it only as a last resort if you do not have anything else to curl.
The EZ bar reverse curl is great for building both your forearms and upper arms. Unlike what most people think, it targets your brachioradialis, not your...
Compared with the dumbbell and barbell curls, the cable curl can apply tension on the elbow flexors throughout more of the exercise's range of motion.
Unlike the dumbbell preacher curl, with the cable preacher curl, the level of resistance does not change throughout the range of motion.
Use the dumbbell reverse curl, an isolation exercise, to build your forearms and elbow flexors. It targets your brachioradialis, not your biceps brachii.
Use the Smith machine underhand Yates row to build your upper back and arms, and develop upper-body strength.
Target and build your brachialis with the standing dumbbell preacher curl, an isolation pull exercise. Your biceps brachii acts as a synergist.
The decline cable fly isolates your lower pecs, while synergistically working your upper pecs, anterior delts, and the short head of your biceps brachii.
The overhead cable biceps curl targets your brachialis, not your biceps brachii, which acts as a synergist, along with your brachioradialis.
The cable wide grip upright row targets your lateral deltoid. If performed in a certain way, it can lead to shoulder impingement in some people.
An advanced bodyweight exercise, the bodyweight fly (aka rollout fly) can be an isolation or compound exercise depending on whether you extend your elbows.