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Stephen Johnson wrote: nygmen wrote:
Stephen Johnson wrote:
A good back routine will provide the majority of biceps development in most people.
I wish I was one of those people. But alas, I had a 500lb pull and could TBar 6+ plates, and had 15" arms..
"Most people" doesn't mean "all people." It is easier for the average trainer to gain an inch on his arms by adding 7-10# of solid bodyweight throughout his body rather than do endless sets of curls. . Many formerly scrawny old timers who used the 20-rep squat routine found that not just their legs grew.
Count your blessings. Most people can't pull 500# regardless of the size of their arms.
Yeah, I owe most of my size, to the big lifts, I just never got much carryover to my arms.
My neck on the otherhand... Good God. I might need 19" shirts pretty soon.
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I love bent over bicep curls
Plus I've broke the habit of doing "___ sets of ___ with _____ weight"
I used a different amount of weight and different amount of reps for each set and I'll do 3-6 sets.
I might change the type of exercise for that muscle half way though my workout or change it the next time I work that muscle.
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yeah but who wants an arm that looks like that?
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Doing some back work with an underhand grip is a big part of it, and it's all that is needed for beginners and most intermediates. Isolation for biceps becomes important when you start getting towards a more advanced level. Advanced bodybuilders need it for sure.