Any great benefits to hammer curls, if so what are they?
Thread: benefits of hammer curls???
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12-29-2013, 03:23 PM #6
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12-29-2013, 08:55 PM #8
No one has said this yet so I will.
The bicep consists of 2 heads, the long head (outer) and the short head (inner).
The short head (inner) is where you will find most of the mass/bulk and the long head (outer) is what creates the bicep peak. When you flex your bicep, the long head sits on top of the short head creating the bicep peak.
You cannot isolate a certain bicep head as with any bicep exercise you perform, the bicep heads will contract as one. However, depending on the exercise you perform you can place more emphasis on that long-head (outer) to achieve hypertrophy on that head to create a better bicep peak.
Hammer curls are excellent for this. Not to mention they also target the brachioradialis and the brachialis muscle.
12-29-2013, 10:12 PM #9
- 2 heads? yes
- Long head sit on top of short head? no
- simultaneous contractions? yes... merge into 1 tendon and insert unto same spot
- hammer curls for peaks? not really... its primarily a brachialis/brachioradialis exercise
If you want 'peaks' just do your regular curls and pick something that gives the long head a good stretch and if that doesn't work then you might want to 're-roll' your genetics dice.
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01-01-2014, 08:16 AM #15
Should always have a hammer curl type exercise when doing your bicep routine. It hits the brachialis which is the muscle underneath the bicep. Will add width to your upper arm and push the bicep up more, giving it the appearance of being larger. Also works the brachioradialis muscle in your forearm.
Great exercise, make it a staple in your arm routine!
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