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Zottman Curl


Note:  As with all curling exercises, keep the upper arm still.

The rotator cuff has the important job of stabilizing the shoulder as well as elevating and rotating the arm.

If you have weak wrists or elbows, begin with lighter dumbbells. Build your strength by doing both barbell curls and reverse barbell curls until you can perform Zottmans successfully.

Concentrate on keeping your elbows in tight to avoid any deviations in form.

How to perform The Zottman Curl Exercise:

  1. Start with your weights in your hands, arms straight down and palms facing upward.
  2. At the top of the curl, rotate your wrists so your palms are facing the floor.
  3. Slowly lower the weights with your hands in that position then turn your palms back up to start the next repetition.

Zottman Curl Exercise

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