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Questions tagged [biceps]

Questions regarding the biceps, which lies on the upper arm between the shoulder and the elbow.

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Biceps workout without supplement pain more than 4 days: Do i need whey?

I saw an expert in Youtube said that muscle recovery took 3 days (roughly 72 hours) but it not same with my case. I'm not bodybuilding and not using any kind of supplement. I'm doing more for ...
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Completeness of push up and biceps curls for upper arm

I know that for a complete exercise, you need to concentrate on many muscle groups. For example, extreme abs training with no back exercises can cause serious posture problem in the long run. My ...
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How to calculate muscle and kg needed to obtain your body type you wanted [closed]

i am 23 years old.I have a body like this https://imgur.com/a/GXDYbTj .I am 1.81 inch,72 kg.I want to obtain like this https://imgur.com/a/6cxeV7t.How much muscle kg should i add?How can i calculate ...
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Grow peak on biceps -genetics

I have seen videos about how to grow a bicep-peak.I have done a lot of those workouts. My biceps have become bigger but don't show a great peak. Is this a genetic issue? Or something else? My ...
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Different between biceps and triceps?

According to my knowledge, biceps having 1/3 of arm muscle to build and triceps having 2/3 of arm muscle to build. When I doing exercises in gym, it is bit hard to do triceps rather than biceps. ...
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What time shall I eat Protein? (a regular cyclist who wanna gain shoulders)

I'm a little confused due to my situation. I bicycle a lot everyday as a mode of transport, however I do weight training 3 times a week specifically focusing on arms and shoulders. Overall, I'm new ...
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bicep definition with palm facing out (using dumbbells)

I recently started weight training with dumbbells only. My biceps definition with palms facing in are coming along nicely when I fold my arms but they are flat when palms are facing out or parallel to ...
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Biceps with dumbells-heavy lift

I am doing at least 16 kg dumbells. The problem is that my biceps isn't become bigger. I know it needs time but I don't know why now my biceps aren't become bigger. I will come to examples. When I was ...
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Incline curl difficulty

I was doing this inclined curl source What i found that i could curl 25 pound with normal curl but with incline curl I can do only half of that, what is reason for decrease in strength ?
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Exercise for carrying things on arms

I want to be able to carry things in my arms for a longer period, carrying like carrying someone on your lower arms, half bicep curl position. How do I increase endurance in this type of carrying?
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Left side bigger than right side

I started doing serious push-ups in July (60 a day). It's been almost 4 months and I got good results. My chest, biceps, triceps have become bigger, much more defined. However, my left side chest, ...
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Rest time and training other muscles

I am doing althernative days training I mean one day Chest/Arms/Abs the other day Back/Shoulders/Legs I know rest is important for muscle growth So If I trained my chest/Arms/Abs on Monday idially ...
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Prevent wrist-injuries when doing curls with high weight

I am doing 25 pound dumb bell curls for a while and now I'd like to move to 35 pounds. The problem is, that I am afraid that my wrist will get injured with that much weight. Will wrist bands help or ...
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Pain Point in Bicep curl [closed]

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?
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Biceps increase without curls

I get intense pain in arm when I do biceps curls either with dumbbell or bar, I am fine with exercise of other part of body u.e. triceps back , chest etc, Is there any exercise of biceps which does ...
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Biceps brachialis sorness but not brachii

I do push/pull days MWF, my pull days consisting of 9 sets of 4-8 reps compound back movements, and then 6-9 sets of 4-8 reps on bicep isolation. I do different arm positions for biceps (incline ...
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Dumbbell for arms with different strenght

I had bone fracture in my right arm couple of years ago and it is not same in strength as left one. While doing exercise like bicep curl I find while I can take 10kg on left I can take only 7.5 on ...
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How can I build biceps without supinating the wrist?

I was born without the ability to supinate (turn my wrist so my palm faces upwards) my wrist. This is a problem only on my right hand. Therefore I can’t do regular curls, preacher curls or ...
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Arm goes numb during chair dips?

I have an issue where my arms go sorta tingly and numb after about 25 chair dips. I can still do reps afterward (have gone up to 42) however my arms feel really weird doing it. Nothing like they ...
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Is it possible to load different areas of the muscle lengthwise?

I have a bicep that is thick at the insertion point near the elbow and thin closer to the shoulder. When I did various dumbbell​ and barbell curls and experienced soreness, the sore area was the ...
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obtain mass on chest,biceps,triceps program [closed]

i make workout only friday,Saturday,Sunday.Rarely and other days.I am 24 years old and my weight is 66.My height is 1.78.Can someone build chest,biceps and triceps making workout only the days i ...
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What is the proper way to hold your arms while training your biceps?

When I work out my biceps I do: 1: 4x15 chin ups (84 kg me) 2: 4x15 barbell curls (30 kg) 3: 4x12 concentration curls (22kg) 4: 4x12 cable preacher curls (62 kg) My problem is with my ...
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How to increase bicep (bar) curls?

My progress on bar curls has dropped. I understand any form of bar curl is the staple bicep exercise so i'm wondering what is a good change up or strategy to improve (increase) the weight I can curl? ...
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Barbell biceps curl - standing up or sitting down?

So, I'd like to do a prefect exercise for biceps, really isolate them and make them work 100% in order to get them bigger. I use barbells. I'm wondering, which of the following two exercises is ...
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Alternatives for exercises to prevent pain on inside of elbow

(Please note this is not a duplicate from https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/29643/treating-pain-on-inside-of-elbow-possibly-tendonitis. The background is the same hence the same start, but ...
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My biceps becomes stiff after one workout. How do I fix this?

What should I do when my biceps becomes stiff? When I perform curls by using a rod, I am able to curl my biceps, but later on, when I move to dumbbell curls, even the lightest weight — say 15 pounds — ...
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Difference between curls with dumbbells and barbells when bicep curling

I generally do normal biceps curls using dumbbells of 10 kilograms on each hand. With that I am able to do 20 curls with each hand at a stretch( I am a beginner). However I tried today lifting a rod ...
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Will deadlifts build bicep muscles? [closed]

Will deadlifts build bicep muscles?
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Will the push/pull machine at the gym cause imbalance?

There is a machine at my gym that uses push on one arm and pull on the other. My concern is that one arm will have a bigger tricep than the other one and the other arm will have a bigger bicep than ...
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Are chin ups or pull ups more beneficial?

So I am wondering about a question many others probably have. We all know that the mechanics of pull ups and chin ups are somewhat, but not very, similar, and we know chin ups activate biceps more, ...
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Do I have to put separate attention toward my arms?

So as far as I know usually when you work your chest you also work your triceps and when you work your back you usually also work your biceps. By these standards, is it a problem not to have ...
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Will chin ups hit my lats or biceps more?

When I perform a pull up, I feel like I am lifting with my lats. But when I do a chin up, it literally feels like its all in my biceps. However, the mechanism still looks like it should be hitting ...
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Why do I feel my arms burn after doing a lot of push ups?

So I have noticed that I am doing far beyond 20 reps of push ups and still, after I have done about 50 of them, or even 2 sets of 25 my arms feel like they're expanding and growing muscle, both the ...
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Why is there a vein on my left bicep but not one on my right bicep?

I have a blue vein running down my left bicep but not on my right one. I have been told before that a vein on your bicep means you are losing fat, but should they be on both biceps or just one? Is ...
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My left arm is much much stronger than my right! [duplicate]

I've been going to the gym for about three weeks now. For the first two bicep workouts I did 2.5kgs,for my third I tried with 5 but I couldn't even get my right arm to lift up just a little. However I ...
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Can I do bicep curls with a sore shoulder?

A few days ago my shoulder became sore/strained because of improper form while exercising. However, there is only mild aching and it is getting better day by day. I have been doing bicep curls, mainly ...
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Combining different muscle groups

When I started going to gym, it happened that I had chest+shoulders+biceps day, back+triceps day and legs day. But I've heard many times that people tend to do chest+triceps because triceps works ...
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Lat Pulldown vs. Pullups for back strength and bicep development

An old coach of mine told me that pullups are way more effective than using the lat pulldown machine. Is this true and if so why? If not, then why is it not?
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bent over barbell row biceps usage

I was told that I mainly use biceps to perform bent over barbell rows. However, I feel like I'm using my back. How can I find out to which extent are hands absorbing the load?
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Trying to achieve thicker biceps using TRX and dumbbell curls

I recently returned to strength training after years of only cardio. Today I mostly exercise with bodyweight and TRX, trying to avoid the muscle isolation method of classic free weigh exercises. Back ...
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Weightlifting exercise that builds biceps and triceps?

Most of the workouts I know for biceps/triceps only involve one or the other. Never both. But if there is one out there, could someone please tell me?
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How do I fix skinny biceps? [duplicate]

I've been working out quite awhile and this has always plagued me, skinny biceps. I'm not a small guy(6'2 185lb) and I can curl a decent amount of weight (45's) and I have large triceps, but no matter ...
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Is it correct form to do concentration curls with your arm hanging freely? If not, why does it result in muscles bulging out more?

All this time I thought it was ok to do concentration curls with your arm hanging freely, instead of your elbow being pressed against your thigh. Now I didn't see any videos or blogs which said ...
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How to reduce risk of injury in strength training (when not training at a gym)

I have been thinking about taking up weight training, mainly to build up by back, triceps, and biceps. I did not want to go to a gym to do the exercises, though. I would prefer to do them at home but ...
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What is the most optimum way to get best results out of protein shakes?

I am 31 years old, here is my 4 days plan: Tuesday: Biceps only - 1 hour Wednesday: Triceps only - 1 hour Thursday: Chest only - 1 hour Friday: Shoulder + Back - 1 + 1 hours Saturday+Sunday+Monday: ...
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Good resistance bands for the office?

I work a distance from home and find it difficult to commit to getting to the gym after work, which I'm trying to do because I want to build more muscle. I was thinking that a good, strong resistance ...
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How to gain definition on my biceps?

I am a 17 year old guy, 190 lb, 5'11", work out six days a week after school targeting various muscle groups each day (legs, arms, chest, etc.). I have been working primarily on gaining strength, not ...
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Injured bicep, will it now be susceptible to future injury?

One of the strong points about my physique has always been my biceps, but unfortunately last week I injured my right one. Last Friday, I was doing single arm preacher curls with 75lb (34 kg) ...
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Right biceps is bigger than left biceps!

I was basically very thin but started putting on weight recently by doing regular exercises. I do exercises for my biceps as well. Although I do same number of repetitions for both hands, recently I ...
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arms (biceps & triceps) are never sore the next day following workout

I do a full body workout (legs, chest, back, biceps, triceps, abs). The next day I always feel a bit sore in general. However, nowhere whenever I train have I felt sore in my biceps or triceps. For ...