Fellow tall guys, don’t look down on band curls. These easy to do anywhere, bicep blasters are also friendly for our long limbs and injury prevention.

The advantages, including variable resistance suitable for extended ranges of motion, joint-friendly characteristics, and the versatility of resistance bands, make band curls an accessible choice for those seeking optimal bicep development. 

With no specific disadvantages and a step-by-step guide, tall guys can seamlessly integrate this exercise into their routines, fostering sculpted and well-defined arms without the limitations of traditional weights.

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Understanding Band Curls

Band curls involve using resistance bands to create tension and resistance during a bicep curl movement. This exercise offers a dynamic and adaptable approach, making it an excellent choice for tall guys seeking effective arm workouts without the constraints of traditional weights.

how to do band curls for tall guys

Band Curl Advantages For Tall Guys

Variable resistance

Resistance bands offer variable resistance, meaning the tension increases as the band is stretched. This accommodates the longer range of motion typical for tall individuals.


Band curls are generally joint-friendly, making them suitable for tall guys who may experience discomfort during certain free-weight exercises.

Versatility in training

Resistance bands are portable and versatile, allowing for easy integration into home workouts or gym routines. This versatility is especially beneficial for tall individuals looking to diversify their training regimen.

Less chance of injury

With band curls there is no heavy weight to pick up off the floor, and you are also less likely to swing the bands during the lift which takes strain off your back.

Band Curl Disadvantages For Tall Guys

Focus on form

Other than the usual needing to watch our form, there are no specific disadvantages doing a band curl.

Tools You'll Need

  • Resistance Band
this is a photo of a resistance band to do band curls

How To Do Band Curls For Tall Guys

1. Bands curls set up

  • Secure the resistance band under your feet, ensuring a stable foundation.
  • Hold the other end of the band with an underhand grip, palms facing forward.
this is a photo of tall Paul securing the resistance band under his feet for band curls
this is a photo of tall Paul holding a resistance band with underhand grip for band curls

2. Proper posture

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, maintaining an upright posture.
  • Keep your core engaged for stability.

3. Initial position

  • Start with your arms fully extended, allowing the resistance band to provide light tension.
this is a photo of tall Paul with his arms fully extended to start the band curl

4. Curling movement

  • Begin the curling movement by flexing at the elbows and bringing your hands toward your shoulders.
  • Ensure a controlled and deliberate motion, focusing on engaging the biceps.
this is a photo of tall Paul beginning the band curl

5. Full contraction

  • At the top of the curl, fully contract your biceps to maximize muscle engagement.
  • Hold the contraction for a brief moment before lowering the hands back down.
this is a photo of the band curl at the top of the curl position with tall Paul

6. Lowering phase

  • Lower your hands back down in a controlled manner, fully extending your arms.
  • Maintain tension in the resistance band throughout the entire range of motion.
this is a photo of the band curl at the fully extended bottom curl position with tall Paul

7. Repetitions and sets

  • Reps and sets all depend on your goals for the gym & what other lifts you have done that day to complement the dumbbell hammer curls.
  • I create tall guy workout plans, click through and message me your fitness goals and I can tell you the reps and set you will want to hit.

8. Progressive resistance

  • As your strength improves, progress to a band with higher resistance (usually different colors for resistance levels) to continue challenging your muscles.