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Why do we bicep curl?

Regarding the reverse curl I wouldn't say the reverse curl is "futile". It does have a certain grip component to it that I, as a climber, cherish. Constructing a more holistic bicep curl But ...
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Bicep Burn While Doing Arm Circles

The bicep is a bi-articular muscle crossing the shoulder as well as the elbow. This article, "The role of the biceps brachii in shoulder elevation" summarizes what is going on here. It is ...
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Pullups as adequate alternative to arm curls for biceps

Bret Contreras did some very interesting work on this subject for T-Nation where he measured muscle activation using EMG and documented mean and peak activation of muscles for a bunch of different ...
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Pullups as adequate alternative to arm curls for biceps

Note that I have 15 years of weight lifting experience; that is, over the course of the last 15 years, I've lifted weights the entire time without any significant pauses more than 2 weeks, and my ...
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Problems while doing dumbbell curl

It is not uncommon for one arm to be weaker than the other, even if they are both considered "strong". The reason for your right arm getting stuck in the middle of the curl could be due to a ...
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How can I build biceps without supinating the wrist?

Two things to consider would be deadlifts and barbell rows. Done correctly there's not much movement in your wrist for those, and the deadlift will train your biceps isometrically while the barbell ...
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How to increase bicep (bar) curls?

You haven't mentioned what your strength levels are, so I will answer your question assuming you are not an advanced or elite athlete. The number one key for your workout to be effective is to ...
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Difference between curls with dumbbells and barbells when bicep curling

The additional weight could be due to a number of factors: You have ignored the weight of the bar. A Olympic barbell is 20kg (sometimes 13.5kg). A Ez bar (cambered) is usually 7.5kg. A thicker bar ...
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What additional exercises should I be doing to improve my weighted pullup and work towards the one arm pullup?

getting stronger in general will help improve your pull-ups depending on your current level of strength and how many pull-ups you can do right now. Human physiology works as such that normal human ...
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How to prevent tiring forearms when doing bicep curls

One possible source of the problem would be the mechanics of the three primary muscles involved in elbow flexion: the single-joint brachialis and brachioradialis muscles, and the multi-joint biceps ...
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Prevent wrist-injuries when doing curls with high weight

Why not move up to 27.5 or 30lbs dumbbells? Generally people hurt their wrists doing higher weight, more awkward wrist position types of presses (i.e. Flat Bench Barbell) . With no previous injury ...
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Biceps increase without curls

Any sort of rowing motion with a barbell and chin-ups.
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Dumbbell for arms with different strenght

I'd recommend working with whatever weight and rep thresholds the weaker arm can manage. Doing different workouts for each will only increase the disparity between the two. Eventually, the weaker ...
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