Bicep Exercises for Weight Training
Bicep exercises are weight training exercises that are designed to strengthen the muscles located in front of your upper arms.
The muscles located in your upper arms are called the biceps brachii, or biceps for short. Biceps are actually made up of two main muscle strands:
1 - the long head located on the outside of your upper arms and
2 - the short head located on the inside of your upper arms.
Your bicep muscles are solicited whenever you are engaged in a pulling motion where you are curling your elbows and when you are engaged in the rotation of your forearms. As such, bicep exercises will usually require the use of neighbouring muscle, notably the inside forearm muscles as well as the back of your shoulders (rear deltoids). Because upper arms are prominently positioned on your body and are visible when you are at the beach bicep exercises they tend to receive a great deal of attention at the gym and are extremely popular.
Bicep exercises can be performed using a wide variety of fitness equipment but most of them can be done using a simple set of dumbbells. The most known bicep exercise is the dumbbell bicep curl in which you use a pair of dumbbells and you pull them up by curling your elbows.