Big Ass Book Dumbbell
The irony is not lost on us that this exercise is known as a “concentration curl,” in the body-building industry. After all, it takes concentration to read a book, right? Now, HipFit will show you how to move the concentration to your biceps with our dumbbell book curls. Whether you’re reading War and Peace for enjoyment or studying Chem 1A, the bigger the book, the better the workout. The idea is to get a full range of motion in the biceps- really get some blood flowing into the muscle, doing a good concentrated curl.
Find a heavy book. Sit at the edge of the couch with book in hand and spread your legs with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Start by holding the book between your knees. Hold your upper arm against your torso and curl the book forward while contracting the biceps. You should only be moving your forearm. Stop when the book reaches shoulder level. Slowly return the book back to the starting position. Try not to swing your arms. Repeat several repetitions before switching the book to your left hand.