2. Hammer curls
Hammer curls — they just sound badass, don’t they? Scott Herman Fitness helps us with the video demonstration on this one, and he gives a good explanation and run-through of how to do the exercise. What separates hammer curls from your traditional dumbbell curls is how you pull the weight toward your body. You’ll bring the dumbbell to your chest with your palms remaining vertical to the ground so that the motion of the lift is not unlike swinging a hammer (hence the name). This exercise, like the others, specifically targets your biceps and relies on them to do the brunt of the lift.