Shopping Bag Bicep Curls

Grocery Bag CurlsThumbnail

We’ve all tried to carry in the groceries in one trip, and our biceps have complained in the process. Dr. Bret McIff with the Utah Department of Health shows us how to make your arms strong by using one of those grocery bags in a bicep curl.

You can do this standing upright, working one or both arms, or by leaning against a cabinet or refrigerator to prevent excessive movement at the shoulder. Extend your arm fully, engage your abdominal muscles, and while keeping your wrist straight and strong bring your hand up to your shoulder, keeping your elbow against the refrigerator the entire time. Extend your arm back to the full starting position. Repeat about 8-12 times, 1-3 sets on both arms.