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Started By zoc_man (london, kent, uk)

Started on: 2/4/2004 8:42:59 PM, viewed 1364 times
barbell curls?

when performing barble curls i find that my forearms tire before my biceps, so i was wondering if it would be better 2 switch 2 incline curls or preacher curls as i feel alot more bicep involvement when doing these exercises or was there a specific reason 4 the barble curl in the ideal routine?

thx zoc_man!

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dafortae (a, a, U.S.A.) on 2/5/2004 6:10:43 PM

Hi zoc_man,

Actually, Mike didn′t like the barbell curls. He only put them in the routine because most people don′t have Nautilus curl or preacher benches. As long as you use a straight bar and not easy curl, the incline or preacher curls WILL be much more effective for the biceps. Concentration curls are even better! And best of all, if you have a Nautilus or MedX machine, use it!


Vaines (a, a, U.S.A., Canada) on 2/5/2004 9:16:28 PM

Or you can just do reverse grip pulldowns!

GURUXX52 (Plainview, NY, United States) on 2/5/2004 10:31:38 PM

Zoc Man, Vaines makes a very good point!!!!

Don′t forget, Mentzer was adamant that close grip, palms-up pulldowns are the best exercise for the biceps, not the curl!!!!

To paraphrase Mentzer from his Underground Seminar: "Close grip, palms-up pulldowns are the best exercise for the biceps, BETTER THAN ANY CURL YOU CAN PERFORM. When you perform the curl, be it a Nautilus curl, a barbell curl, or whatever . . . the primary stress is on the lower biceps . . . but with the pulldown the biceps contract more uniformly at both the elbow joint and the shoulder."

KEEP BLASTING . . . Steve . . .

MohawkMuscle (Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA) on 2/6/2004 9:30:42 AM

did I just read that concentration curls are better or that regular curls train the lower bicep more???

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