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How To Target Your Inner Biceps To Build Big Arms

How To Target Your Inner Biceps

Here’s what you need to know in order to build your inner biceps.

The biceps are comprised of two heads.
The short head is the inner side of your biceps.
The long head is the outer side of your biceps.

Slight variations in grip on the ever popular barbell curl will allow you to target these two heads of the biceps individually.

Wide Grip Barbell Curls

A wider than shoulder-width grip on ther barbell will place a greater emphasis on the short (inner) head of the biceps.
If you've got a decent bicep peak but your arms are lacking that overall thickness then you'll benefit from mixing some wide grip curls into your routine.

The wide grip barbell curl is best performed utilizing the widest pre-set grip on a EZ-Curl bar as your wrists will not be as stressed as if you assumed the same grip on a straight olympic barbell, if you encounter any elbow pain with the wider grip I recommend lowering the weight and slowly building your way back up.

Hit Your Regular Barbell Curls Too!

The regular barbell bicep curl utilizes a shoulder-width grip.

This grip placement allows an even emphasis on both the short and long head of the biceps.
The shoulder-width grip is without a doubt the most comfortable grip to use as there's no additional pressure or stress on the wrists which many guys find to be a sticking point as they progress with the barbell curl.

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The shoulder-width barbell curl is best performed with an olympic barbell.

A Quick Guide To Curls & Grip Placement

The biceps are comprised of the inner (short) and outer (long) heads.

A shoulder-width grip targets both the inner & outer heads of the bicep.

Want to smash the inner head of your biceps? Utilize a wider than shoulder-width grip.

Want to smash the outer head of your biceps? Utilize a narrower than shoulder-width grip.

Want to build grip & forearm strength? Perform your curls with an overhead (palms facing away) grip.

What's Your Take On Hitting Your Inner Biceps? Let Me Know Below! 

Scott J.
Scott J.
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

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