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Bicep Curl Challenges Increase Stability, Strength, and Balance

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Friday, Aug 07, 2015

Whether it’s for your own workout or a client’s, your toolbox should include a number of time-efficient corrective exercise progressions that target core stability, structural alignment, and balance. This video demonstrates a great exercise to prevent many lower extremity and back injuries associated with poor muscular strength and balance. Take your exercise programming to the next level by practicing hands-on techniques and fill up your toolbox with various exercise progressions during our 2-day Corrective Exercises for Injury Prevention.

To perform ...

Single Leg Stance with Curl

  • Prepare: Stand upright with a dumbbell in each hand by the side of the body facing in.
  • Movement: Slightly shift weight to one leg and lift the other leg until the top of the thigh is parallel to the ground. Maintaining balance and keeping the hips level, perform a bicep curl.
  • Notes: During the exercise the individual can be challenged by adding additional movements such as a curl to shoulder press. The individual may also be challenged by utilizing a dumbbell on only one side of the body.

Lateral Step to Single Leg Stance with Curl

  • Prepare: Stand beside a step in an upright position with a dumbbell in each hand by the side of the body facing in.
  • Movement: Lift the foot closest to the step and place firmly on the step. Shift weight to the foot on the step and lift the opposite leg off of the ground until the top of the thigh is parallel to the ground. Maintaining balance and level hips, perform a bicep curl. Step back down with both feet and repeat.
  • Notes: During the exercise the individual can be challenged by adding additional movements such as a curl to shoulder press. The individual may also be challenged by utilizing a dumbbell on only one side of the body.

Register today to discover not only how to use but also how to optimally sequence corrective exercises during The Cooper Institute’s Corrective Exercises for Injury Prevention, August 20-21, 2015 in Dallas.