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Dumbbell Half Curl-Down

Dumbbell Half Curl-Down

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Muscle Groups
  • Abs and Core
  • Abdominal strength


The dumbbell half curl-down targets the core muscles. The half curl-down is a challenging and fun way to strengthen the abdominals. Do not perform this exercise if you have any low back issues. Half curl downs should be performed after full sit ups have been mastered. Select a weight that is within your capabilities.


  • Sit with your legs tucked in front of you and feet flat on the floor.
  • Keeping your face forward and holding the dumbbell on the chest, slowly lower your trunk.
  • Stop at half way, hold for a second.
  • Return to the start position.


  • Going back too far
  • Holding the dumbbell too low toward the stomach