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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:10 am 
Hi, When I do 2 hand cable bicep curl, (60% of my body weight) i seems to put stress on my shoulder joints like I'm lifting too much. I don't notice that on other exercises. Has anyone ever noticed that?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:32 am 
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Are you moving your elbows during the lift? Or are you keeping them still close to your body?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:12 am 
mmmmm sometimes i dont pay attention, i try to keep them the same position but elbows are never pressing against my body


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:57 am 
Sounds like poor form to me. I see people do that all the time. They use a lot of weight and lift it with their shoulders and swing their body a little.

Only let your elbows move. Go all the way down too. You will find you can't do as much weight when you do it like this.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:26 pm 
Are you doing curls with both hands holding one handle, or with two seperate handles attached to seperate pulleys.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:10 am 
its a bar that i attach to the cable machine. Maybe 1.5 feet long? each hand grabing each side. Just like a BB only attached to a cable.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:53 pm 
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If you are like most men in the gym you are probably using too much weight.
I see it all the timeā€¦ bad form and too much weight and no muscle development. I have 18 inch arms and I use 90 to 100 pounds barbell curls on a good day. I weight 215 pounds. That is less than half my body weight. My philosophy is form over substance. You should always use proper form in an exercise. The increase in poundage will come as the body adapts to the exercise.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:37 pm 
that sounds like me then, I'm 130 and am doing 80 LBS


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:31 pm 
How many reps are you doing? I usually use fairly high reps for curls (10-12), which tends to keep the weight down somewhat.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:36 pm 
Of course, good form is also extremely important.


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