I've been doing some bicep curls with free weights. I'm 16 and currently curling around 12kg.
I've noticed that when I tense my bicep, I only really see the muscle on the "inside" and nothing on the outside. Why is this? Am I exercising it wrong?
12-06-2012, 11:12 AM #1
12-06-2012, 11:24 AM #2
Although this thread may go into "don't worry about the inner/outer biceps head, just curl, blah blah blah" my tip for you is this:
Try 2 different curl types in your workout...
1 with straight supinated grip / no elbow flare - i.e., straight bar barbell curls, DB preacher curls, seated incline curls, or even straightbar chinups
1 with flared elbow supinated grip - i.e., EZ-Bar curls, SuperCurl (an EZ-Bar variant) curls.
If I could start my lifting life over from scratch, I wish I took this strategy from the get go.
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Close grip means just use a closer grip--your hands should be closer together than usual when curling. But that doesn't apply since you only have dumbbells. Wait until you get the straight bar. If I were you, I would also ask for an EZ-Curl bar. Or, better yet, ask for a GYM MEMBERSHIP. You will make gains tremendously faster in a gym than at home. You won't improve your physique by just doing arms, after all.
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Pitch the idea to your parents--they should want to help you enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
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