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Exercise Technique: The Zottman Curl

Melrose, Don PhD, CSCS*D

Section Editor(s): Dawes, Jay PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318297a092
Exercise Technique
Abstract

ABSTRACT: THE ZOTTMAN CURL IS A MODIFICATION TO THE COMMONLY PERFORMED BICEP CURL EXERCISE. THIS VARIATION MAY HELP IMPROVE BOTH FOREARM AND GRIP STRENGTH DUE TO ENHANCED ECCENTRIC OVERLOAD OF THE FOREARM MUSCLES DURING THE MOVEMENT. THE PROPER FORM AND TECHNIQUE REQUIRED TO PERFORM THIS EXERCISE ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS COLUMN.

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Department of Kinesiology, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas

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The Exercise Technique Column provides detailed explanations of proper exercise technique to optimize performance and safety.

COLUMN EDITOR: Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Don Melrose is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and directs the Sports Performance Lab at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi.

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