I hate every curl variation I've tried

What do?

  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Suck it up and do them anyways. Or enjoy being a biceplet

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    do them anyway. also weighted chins, i guess

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Chin ups, bottom-up kettlebell swings, idk any other suggestions

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >bottom-up kettlebell swings

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any real use in doing multiple curl variations at all or is it broscience? Right now I just do hammer curls

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Depending on what angle you do the variation and grip it changes what fibers are used slightly, so doing a couple variations would give you a more developed biceps
      Standard Strict Curls + Hammer Curls across the body I think is the best combo

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      its a pascals wager thing for me. dont want to just focus one lift and come out with wonky biceps bc i didnt diversify

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Changing the variation keeps your performance up, which leads to better muscle growth in the long term

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t think it makes that much difference for natties but it’s better to change curl variation every few months.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      not much but it's good to change things up.
      i did my heavy set of lat pulldowns with 100kg and then one day i decided to try doing pull-ups.

      i did 8 pull-ups. i was completely shocked so i started doing pull-ups. 2-3 weeks later i can now do 20 pull-ups on my first set.
      its crazy what kind of ability our body has to adapt to exercise. your body builds up resistance and if you always do the exact same movements in the exact same order you are probably not maximizing your gains.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hammer curls mainly work your brachioradialis
      It's a muscle that originates in your upper arm and connects to your forearm
      Seated curls primarily target the long head of the biceps. That's the one forming the peak you see when flexing.
      Other curl variations tend to either target the short head, responsible for the width and girth of your biceps, or work the two equally

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        You seem knowledgeable about this subject anon. What's a good curl routine for proper growth? I'm struggling.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Idk man, I do full body four times a week so I just do a different exercise each training session
          Hammer curls on day 1, barbell curls on day 2, chin-ups on day 3, seated incline curls on day 4
          Frankly the difference is not that big, just pick two or three that you like doing and incorporate them into your routine
          If you really hate curls, do chin-ups on your back day

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not the curl hating anon. I just don't seem to progress. Plus I get handcramp when curling :l

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      The activation is really fucking similar, and more brachialis vs biceps long head vs biceps short head all come out near identical in the wash. Do whichever single variant seems to elicit the most growth, whatever you feel like on the day, or do one heavy variation (like strict curls) for high tension and another high ROM one (like cable curls) for a pump

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Keep curling with BURNING HATDRED FUELING YOUR CURLS.

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    why would someone dislike curls they are idiot proof

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't like curls because I dislike the bicep burn I get doing them

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous
    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      They just feel shit and boring and I don't feel anything in my bicep

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Try the double biceps pose with light af dumbbells first and hold for 10 counts each tightly gripping the dumbbells.

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    good stop doing them
    grow your hair long too
    and wear flip flops
    smoke weed too

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm currently doing barbell 21's with BFR. It's fun, you should try it. The bicep pump is killer.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I like 21s for a pump but I'm not convinced they do much for growth

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        that's most bicep exercises fyi.
        my triceps grow at an exponential rate compared to biceps, no idea why. my bicep only seems to get more dense and never actually gets bigger.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm convinced getting a pump and going to failure with adequate volume is all you need for growth and that progression is a result of adaptation/growth and not the other way around. I've made good progress with bodybuilding-type training and chasing the pump.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          absolutely but thats the thing. almost any kind of exercise works whether its machines, free weights, compounds, low rep, high rep etc. if you "do it right". the problem is people dont usually do it right.

          chasing the pump and training by "feel" absolutely works if you dont lie to yourself but a lot of people when they train like that lie to themselves. "oh im feeling the burn im gonna stop the set now" even though they might have had 5 more reps in the tank. so for these people they see better results when they have set goals and progression. this week im gonna do x weight y reps and when i accomplish that im gonna increase the weight and do x+1 or y+1 next workout and so on. that way they are guaranteed to stimulate growth because they are doing something more than last week.

          if you dont track your lifts and just chase pump and feel you might be cheating yourself.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            >if you dont track your lifts and just chase pump and feel you might be cheating yourself.
            On the other hand, if you chase the pump and train yourself to get results that way from the get-go(and become good at it): You will not need to track shit!

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            I agree, maintaining effort is harder than it sounds. You can just make sure it never feels easy. If it doesn't take everything you've got to complete the last rep, then you need to make it harder somehow- rest time, tempo, weight, form, reps, dropset, etc. This system works quite well for me, and it allows me to have fun in the gym without thinking about numbers all the time.

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >do curls
    >biceps haven't grown in a year
    They look better, but the size hasn't changed. Stuck at 14 3/4", forever a bitch made pussy.

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Chin ups & Dips or KYS.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >dips
      >biceps

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can on bars pull yourself using biceps to the lower position.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          >you can pull yourself down using the biceps
          >it's definitely not gravity pulling you down

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Have you been diagnosed yet?

  11. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shut the fuck up and keep doing them

  12. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't do curls
    Farmer walks and lateral raises is enough for bicep

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous
  13. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did overhead cable curls for the first time yesterday and I loved it. Try it and see what happens.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/ecL0pOF.png

      Sit ups is enough
      >he takes cable machine for curls
      Dude

  14. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Incline dumbbell curls for the win

  15. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love concentration curls but rarely bother with anything else when it comes biceps. How much of a problem is this attitude?

  16. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get your bench up (without a huge arch or a stupid wide grip) and do double the amount of bench in rows. Smash triceps every session, so long as it doesn't fuck up your elbows.
    This will put a ton of meat on your arms, so stop worrying that much about curls.
    I'm not saying don't do curls, but they are gonna be something you do just before you leave the gym basically, instead of the focus of your workout.

  17. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I feel similarly, i enjoy getting a bicep pump but dislike curls as the main exercise for it. Considering even state level gymnasts have impressive arm development without the obsessive focus on curls that most people have, it might be worth trying some of their methods instead: high rep pulling movements(rows,chin/pull ups, rope climbs) and straight arm isometric exercises like the planche, maltese and back lever. Dumbbells can still be used for high repetition conditioning with lower weight in both straight and bent arm work as well.

  18. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I never feel bicep activation no matter what variation I do. It always feels like my tendons are doing the work

  19. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Machineows and chin-ups will get you a lot of the way, especially if you focus on using technically incorrect form and leaving out your back as much as possible. Results won't be as good as actual curls, but you can probably offset that by just hitting as much volume as possible

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