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Anything that allows you to put in more overall fatigue inducing volume will be good. If you can do the first set at 12 reps, you have a few options: Do 3 sets at whatever you can get, and focus on building up even one more rep each time you do the exercise until you have the full set/reps Reduce weight for each set and use the last set to get as many as ...


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Hammer curls are supposed to target the brachioradialis and brachialis muscle more directly than a standard curl due to pronation.


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(This answer is according to your goal, hypertrophy) Reaching failure shouldn't be your goal. According to a few articles I read (a very good one can be found here), training constantly to failure may hinder your results. I have two main rules in this topic (both also appear in the article): Set weight that lets you reach failure only on the last set of ...


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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 row will do concentric. It's a little soap-box-y, but I'd add that except for a very small portion of bodybuilders, most everyone would be much better off doing ...


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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 history you're unlikely to hurt yourself with 25lbs dumbbells (just make sure you're in a position where you can drop them and they won't injure you or anyone ...


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Any sort of rowing motion with a barbell and chin-ups.


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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 one will catch up. Since you body doesn't just work only that specific muscle, in isolation, in normal, non-dumbbell functioning, I'd think an imbalance between ...


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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 progressively increase volume. If you want to gain size you have to lift more than you used to. If you cannot add weight or do more reps you can try adding one more ...


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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 means your forearms are working harder to hold the weight. Stand on a pair of scales with either weights and then work out what the difference is.


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Yes, by all means. When you do bicep curls, your primary goal is to stress your biceps, and as few other muscles as possible. Find a position and trajectory in which you only put stress on your biceps, so that your deltas are involved very mildly, merely to keep your arm position steady, not to help it pull the weight. It is impossible to avoid using the ...


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There's nothing wrong with performing biceps concentration curls in the manner you describe as long as you do them in a controlled manner. There's actually no correlation between the style of the curls you perform and whether you get “stronger biceps faster”. Stick with what works for you. And, biceps concentration curls are typically done as a “finishing”...


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The shoulder muscle which you are referring to is the front deltiod. EZ bar curls require a good deal of form in comparison to dumbbell curls. If you are assuming correct form when doing this exercise you should have have feet shoulder width apart with your back straight. Also try to bend your knees slightly while doing this - I found it helped when I ...


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This could come down to a few simple things. your form your flexibility overexertion ....your form I have been lifting now for eight solid years and am now prepping for NJ amateur show later this year. I have lifted for strength (football in hs) quickness (wrestling) and now physique and aesthetic preparedness in college for a show. All the way throughout ...


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My perception is that the hammercurl builds the width off the bicep as supposed to the regular curl. i do them infront of my chest and never higher than a 90 degree angle. if you go higher you target different muscles.


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