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curls...what exercise is best?

Post by xshawnxearthx » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:02 pm

i'm adding a set of biceps curls to the end of my routine(doing a compound leg/pull/push) and i'm wondering what is the best one? what is the most bang for the buck..ez curl, straight bar, or dumbbell?

should i rotate the three them or stick with one of another?

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Post by dale2177 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:07 am

Each of them has their advantages so it would be good to switch between them, bearing in mind the biceps will be/should be getting a good workout on your pull days, you could change which bicep exercise you do each pull day for variation.

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Post by quadfrog » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:32 pm

Straight bar with shoulder-width grip = thick biceps
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Post by robertscott » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:23 am

personally if i was going to do a curl I'd do a concentration curl, harder to cheat that way

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Post by xshawnxearthx » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:39 am

quadfrog wrote:Straight bar with shoulder-width grip = thick biceps
this is what i'm finding to be the most concentrated. like i really feel it when i do straight bar. it's uncomfortable on my one wrist at first since i tweaked it while bridge jumping, but once i do a set it's fine.

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Post by Ironman » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:47 pm

quadfrog wrote:Straight bar with shoulder-width grip = thick biceps
That's what I mostly do.

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Post by hoosegow » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:52 am

I'd squat.

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Post by hari » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:06 am

for me, it is best to do just barbell row and chin-up for biceps.

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Post by quadfrog » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:56 pm

hari wrote:for me, it is best to do just barbell row and chin-up for biceps.
Brings up a good point: If you're doing plenty of heavy back work, you've got the guns covered. Chin-ups, regular or wide-grip are probably the best for bicep growth.
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Post by xshawnxearthx » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:01 am

just started doing barbell rows....palms up or down?

also, i can't do a pull up/chin up yet without the assisted machine. feels great though!

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Post by hari » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:42 am

xshawnxearthx wrote:just started doing barbell rows....palms up or down?
like this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usqk2Kbt58k

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Post by brook011 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:47 am

My arms flexed are at 15 3/4", nothing ridiculous, but big enough to be noticed that I workout, and all I do are straight bar shoulder width followed immediately by tension dumbbell curls. Ideally -

95x5-9 "try to do to fail on each set" and 25lbx5 (602 tempo)

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Post by Rucifer » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:41 pm

Palms facing inward (towards your face), close grip chin ups or palms facing each other with a close grip chin up seems to stimulate my biceps the best. Wide grip seems to use more of the lats. Palms facing outward seems to basically not use much bicep at all. But I have noticed the best gains doing chin ups with specific grips for biceps rather than curls. I'm sure 99.99999999% of men would disagree though. But you have to add weight with a belt or something once the chins get too easy.

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Post by hoosegow » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:40 pm

Okay, if yall curl, just stay out of the power rack.

I still say you'd be better of squatting.

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Post by hari » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:39 pm

Okay, if yall curl, just stay out of the power rack.

I still say you'd be better of squatting.

Seriously question,,Is it really that just doing squat you can have big biceps???

I respect you, but i still cant belive that.

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