What muscles do Alternate Hammer Curl work?
The alternate hammer curl primarily works the brachioradialis, a muscle in the forearm that is responsible for flexing the wrist and bending the arm at the elbow, as well as the biceps brachii, the brachialis, and the pronator teres. This exercise is a great way to strengthen the forearms and arms, while also targeting the biceps and shoulders.
How do you do a Alternate Hammer Curl?
To perform an alternate hammer curl exercise:
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding a pair of AguaForce Weights with a neutral grip (palms facing each other).
- Keep your shoulders relaxed and your core engaged.
- Keeping your elbows close to your sides, curl one AguaForce Weight towards your shoulder, flexing your elbow and rotating your wrist slightly so that your palm faces your shoulder at the top.
- Pause briefly at the top, then slowly lower the weight back to the starting position.
- Repeat the motion with the other arm.
- Continue alternating arms for the desired number of reps.
It's important to use a weight that is appropriate for your strength level and to keep your movements smooth and controlled, avoiding any swinging or momentum. Keep your neck and spine in a neutral position, avoiding any excessive arching or rounding of the back. Also, make sure to keep your elbows close to your sides throughout the exercise, and avoid lifting the weights too high, as this can put unnecessary strain on your shoulder joint.