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    are bicep curls worth it

    I am an ectomorph and only have 45 mins to workout are bicep curls even worth it? Should I do something else instead and what can i do to work my biceps? I'm 15, 5 ft 3, 95lbs 11 inch arms flexed
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    Ok...
    1. Stop associating yourself with bodytypes. You are an undereater. Period. I'm guessing you're young.
    2. Are bicep curls worth what? They isolate your biceps, which is all they do.
    3. You need to be on a real tested routine like Stronglifts 5x5, Babylovers SS, or an upper/lower.
    4. Focus on progressing on the major compound lifts- bench, squat, deadlift, row, overhead press, pull ups.
    5. EAT MOAR FOOD

    Why is your time so limited in the gym?
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    Originally Posted by RollTideNation View Post
    Ok...
    1. Stop associating yourself with bodytypes. You are an undereater. Period. I'm guessing you're young.
    2. Are bicep curls worth what? They isolate your biceps, which is all they do.
    3. You need to be on a real tested routine like Stronglifts 5x5, Babylovers SS, or an upper/lower.
    4. Focus on progressing on the major compound lifts- bench, squat, deadlift, row, overhead press, pull ups.
    5. EAT MOAR FOOD

    Why is your time so limited in the gym?
    This^^

    And it all depends what your goals are op, if you want big biceps then they might be worth throwing in there! But if you are just trying to gain some overall size then you may want to focus on the big compound lifts like rolltidenation said
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    Originally Posted by RollTideNation View Post
    Ok...
    1. Stop associating yourself with bodytypes. You are an undereater. Period. I'm guessing you're young.
    2. Are bicep curls worth what? They isolate your biceps, which is all they do.
    3. You need to be on a real tested routine like Stronglifts 5x5, Babylovers SS, or an upper/lower.
    4. Focus on progressing on the major compound lifts- bench, squat, deadlift, row, overhead press, pull ups.
    5. EAT MOAR FOOD

    Why is your time so limited in the gym?
    i work out at home and all i have is a 33kg adjustable set. I can't go gym until next year because all gyms in my area are 16+ and require id :/ This is my routine right now:

    Bicep curls 15kg 3 sets
    DB bench press 33kg 3 sets
    Pull ups 3 sets
    Shoulder press 24kg 3 sets
    Lat raises 3 sets

    I can't afford anything else right now so basically i'm stuck with this until next year
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    Originally Posted by theamateur View Post
    i work out at home and all i have is a 33kg adjustable set. I can't go gym until next year because all gyms in my area are 16+ and require id :/ This is my routine right now:

    Bicep curls 15kg 3 sets
    DB bench press 33kg 3 sets
    Pull ups 3 sets
    Shoulder press 24kg 3 sets
    Lat raises 3 sets

    I can't afford anything else right now so basically i'm stuck with this until next year
    DB Rows? Db flies?
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    Originally Posted by theamateur View Post
    i work out at home and all i have is a 33kg adjustable set. I can't go gym until next year because all gyms in my area are 16+ and require id :/ This is my routine right now:

    Bicep curls 15kg 3 sets
    DB bench press 33kg 3 sets
    Pull ups 3 sets
    Shoulder press 24kg 3 sets
    Lat raises 3 sets

    I can't afford anything else right now so basically i'm stuck with this until next year
    You can do squats and deadlifts with dumbells yknow. Infact you can do pretty much every basic movement with dumbells. So do a real routine like suggested above.
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    ah right ok i will add db flies and rows. However, will the weights be heavy enough to be effective when doing deadlifts and squats?
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    Do pull push movements . Workouts that dont isolate the muscle but do comppund movements
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    Originally Posted by theamateur View Post
    ah right ok i will add db flies and rows. However, will the weights be heavy enough to be effective when doing deadlifts and squats?
    Are they 33kg a side? If so squats should be challenging for someone your weight.
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    Originally Posted by MikePitbull View Post
    Are they 33kg a side? If so squats should be challenging for someone your weight.
    no 33kg overall so 16.5kg per dumbbell
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    Originally Posted by theamateur View Post
    no 33kg overall so 16.5kg per dumbbell
    You could make one dumbbell 33kg and do one leg squats , not great but it's something.
    Train hard or go home !
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    your gym is at home, yet you only have 45 minutes to work out? what is more important than your body ? but as stated aim for compounds
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    Originally Posted by bradroepke View Post
    Spend your time more wisely. SQUAT. BENCH. DEADLIFT. OVERHEAD PRESS. ROW. CHIN UPS.
    Fixed. Everytime you bench, you need to row, etc. You need balance.
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    Originally Posted by theamateur View Post
    ah right ok i will add db flies and rows. However, will the weights be heavy enough to be effective when doing deadlifts and squats?
    Better than nothing at any rate.
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