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The stronger muscle?

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:58 pm
by GoLdeN M 07
Which muscle is stronger the biceps or triceps? Or another question would be in which exercise would i be able to lift the bicep curl or skullcrusher?

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:03 pm
by DubDub
It depends, one could be very lopsided, if one's training was deliberately uneven, for me my strength is about the same, I think a 3:2 ratio of triceps to biceps strength is standard... I could be wrong though.

Why do you want to know? You should aim to improve each, whichever is naturally stronger over time and with work for you is probably so for most people...

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:26 pm
by GoLdeN M 07
no its just that im going to start doing skullcrushers and i bicep preacher curl 75 lbs so i wanted to know if i can do more or less when skullcrushing. I was hoping more.

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:38 pm
by DubDub
You should be fine to start with more, sorry I misunderstood. BTW, you will know if the weight is too light by some minor pain in your elbows. Don't mistakenly see this as using too much weight. It's kinda counter-intuitive, but using the right weight for skullcrushers feels best anyway.

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:51 pm
by GoLdeN M 07
ok thanks. hopefully im gonna be able to do around 80 or 90 lbs.

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:59 pm
by DubDub
Yeah sure, I usually barbell/preacher curl 65, and I do 85 for skullcrushers, you should start with at least 85 I guess. Well, then again, if you're just beginning work on the triceps you might want to start lower. Whatever you can do three sets of eight with is best.


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