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Isometric towel curls can be a great addition to your regular workout routine. Using isometric exercises to build muscle can be a great way to mix up your regular gym routine. Keep reading to discover exactly how to use this simple but powerful exercise…

Biceps are the most common muscles worked out at a gym. When we think of bicep workouts, we tend to think of someone like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson taking two 100-lb dumbbells and curling them with ease.

But even though dumbbell curls are the most common workout for building and strengthening biceps, it is not the only way to build and strengthen your biceps.

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Another very effective biceps exercise that it widely underused are to do isometric biceps curls with a towel.

Isometric towel curls are a simple, but highly effective way to train your biceps.

How to Do Isometric Towel Curls to Build Your Biceps

Take a long towel and stand midway so that the ends are at an equal height to the ground.

Hold both the ends of the towel at 90 degrees angle to the floor.

Contract your core and keep a slight bend in your knees throughout the exercise. Start to curl up the ends of the towel and hold at the upper position.

Hold this position for 10-15 seconds, breathe in and out deeply while doing the exercise.

Do 10-12 repetitions for a total of 3 sets.

Video Demonstration of Isometric Towel Curls

The Bottom Line on Isometric Exercises

Even if you are self-confessed gym rat looking to mix up your routine or a beginner still trying to figure out what workout routine works best for you, you should definitely give isometric towel curls a try. According to draxe.com isometric exercises can even help you build strength, so it’s worth a shot to see how your biceps respond to this exercise and it’s a great way to mix things up.

And you never know, it may end up being a staple part of your regular workout routine.


Chris Cannon
Chris Cannon

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