I am doing bicep curls standard nothing special, But I don't feel muscle soreness in middle of biceps, i fell it near lower end of it, near elbow one. is it normal or am I doing curls wrong?

  • Is the pain around the muscle, or the tendons? You should be able to tell the difference by probing the sore area.
    – Sean Duggan
    Jul 6, 2017 at 15:38
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    Stop curling, do compound lifts. physioadvisor.com.au/injuries/elbow-forearm/biceps-tendonitis
    – Eric
    Jul 6, 2017 at 16:23
  • @EricKaufman Not the best advice. While compound lifts are superior, there is no reason OP, or anyone for that matter, should never curl. If you meant stop temporarily, then my apologies.
    – Henry
    Jul 6, 2017 at 21:04
  • My arms are bigger than any guy in my gym curling in front of the mirror and I never curl. Unless you're a body builder they do nothing except limit available volume in more valuable exercises. Clip a 45lb to a chain and knock out some pullups: plenty big arms.
    – Eric
    Jul 6, 2017 at 21:08
  • We can't tell you what might be causing pain over the internet. You're best bet is a qualified trainer near you.
    – JohnP
    Jul 6, 2017 at 23:13

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I cant say if you're doing the curls wrong without seeing your form. However if you feel pain, then yes you are doing something wrong and should watch videos on proper form.

On the other hand, If you feel like its only targeting a certain part of your bicep, try to add more variety of workouts, try different types of curls such as hammer, seated, etc and see if that helps.

Also adding compound movements to your workout routine, as suggested above, is always a good idea for muscle growth.

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