How to do a Loop Band Hammer Curl

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About Loop Band Hammer Curl

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Biceps Strength
63 mSCORE 49th
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Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

Similar to other hammer curls, this isolation exercise targets the biceps, and emphasizes the long head of the biceps. The use of a loop band gives you plenty of freedom with your range of motion, while also increasing the tension as you progress through the movement. This increasing tension makes this a fantastic exercise for building strength at the top of your curl.

  1. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart with toes pointed slightly outward.
  2. Place the band under the midfoot area and grab the loop with palms facing in and grip roughly shoulder-width apart.
  3. Keep this hand orientation throughout the movement.
  4. Start the movement with hands near the hip and keep arms to the side.
  5. Bend the elbows at a normal pace to raise the band towards the shoulders.
  6. Control the resistance back to the starting position at a normal pace and repeat the movement.

Common Mistakes

  • Varying Tension with Bands

    Resistance increases as you stretch a band. Make sure you’re using a band that allows you to move through your full range of motion. The resistance may feel too light during parts of the movement.

  • Limit Range of Motion at the Top

    There should always be tension on your biceps. It’s very common to lose tension at the top of the movement when the resistance is directly over your elbow. Limit your range of motion so your biceps stay engaged for the entire exercise.