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    Back pain during bicep curls

    So, I was at the gym today and I was about to do standing bicep curls. I figured since I was lifting 30 pound dumbbells before that maybe I could try lifting the 35 pound ones. Big mistake. I lifted maybe twice and I felt a popping sensation in my back. My back started to hurt. I didn't even realize that you could get back pain from doing bicep curls. I mean, you're not really using your back that much during bicep curls are you? Anyway, I didn't do standing bicep curls as I didn't want to hurt my back anymore. I finished my workout and the pain subsided a little bit. My back still hurts a little bit as I type this but it's not too bad. What do I do to avoid this in the future?
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    Originally Posted by MasterMoron View Post
    So, I was at the gym today and I was about to do standing bicep curls. I figured since I was lifting 30 pound dumbbells before that maybe I could try lifting the 35 pound ones. Big mistake. I lifted maybe twice and I felt a popping sensation in my back. My back started to hurt. I didn't even realize that you could get back pain from doing bicep curls. I mean, you're not really using your back that much during bicep curls are you? Anyway, I didn't do standing bicep curls as I didn't want to hurt my back anymore. I finished my workout and the pain subsided a little bit. My back still hurts a little bit as I type this but it's not too bad. What do I do to avoid this in the future?
    The back is used in nearly every exercise. Even squats use the back. It is part of your core. The back stabilizes your body during a curl.
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    Originally Posted by lsiberian View Post
    The back is used in nearly every exercise. Even squats use the back. It is part of your core. The back stabilizes your body during a curl.
    more deadlifts less curls
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    i agree with jgetbigj, you should change for more deadlifts and do less curls.
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