One Arming Exercises

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  1. Ep

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    I'm pretty new to working out so bare with me. This guy the other day was doing pretty much all my exercises but with one arm (cable curls, preachers). Is this more beneficial? I'm assuming because you aren't getting help from the other arm? Also, he was doing cable curles, but his back to the weight, using one arm. More beneficial then regular cable curls, or do I implement this shit once I've been working out for like a year?
     
  2. Ep

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    Most be an obvious answer lol. Sorry, but I'm mad new. I've been reading magazines and books, but haven't come across this answer yet
     
  3. RalphL

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    dont tell me you only train biceps...if so delete this thread
     
  4. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Unilateral exercises are great
     
  5. Ep

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    No, I workout much better then i use to. I followed the routine in the stickies and along with my own favorite exercises i made up a new routine.

    sun-chest
    mon- back
    tues- shoulders
    wed- off
    thursday- bis and tris
    friday- legs

    but, can anyone answer my question? You said they were good, should I maybe do this every other arm day? Every arm day? Not bother? just curious. It looks like a good idea since you are focusing on that one arm
     
  6. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Just incorporate a few unilateral exercises into your routine subbing for a barbell. Or do a barbell for 3 weeks and dumbells for one week or something.

    You're seriously overthinking things, turning with your back to the weight stack probably is more of a "i like to do them this way" than "damn if you just turn around you get 160% more SWOLE".
     
  7. Ep

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    nah, i know about the positioning. But I have never tried doing curls with one arm using a cable. I would think it would make you work harder. ah well. I'll use them randomly sometimes. thanks
     
  8. NUDES

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    you're hilarious bro :hsugh:
     
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    Well I am not rocket scientist but using 1 arm instead of 2 makes shit harder.

    FUCK stop thinking.
     
  10. Ep

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    you obviously use less weight.. in fact the weight gets cut in half. so you shouldnt be lifting any MORE weight. It's not like a one arm pushup, where you're doing the same weight with one arm
     
  11. Marix

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    I'm sure there is a role for unilateral exercises but if you are a beginner stick to the basic mass-building exercises:

    Squat
    Deadlift
    Bench press
    Shoulder press
    Rows (either seated or bent over)
    Lat pulldowns or pullups

    Then add a couple arm exercises too.

    Honestly, don't worry about this stuff until you are no longer a beginner! Over-complicating things will mean less results. Just get in the gym and put your 100% effort into deadlifts etc and you will see MUCH better progress, I guarantee it.
     
  12. Ep

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    deadlifts are on back days im assuming?
     
  13. RalphL

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    who was trying to be funny? :hsugh:
     
  14. NUDES

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    maybe if you did more than one bicep exercise every 3 weeks it'd help your little girlie arms :hsugh:
     
  15. RalphL

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    why the fuck would i do that?
    not everyone starts off as jacked as you, bro.
     
  16. NUDES

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    i know bro make sure to focus in on those rear delts
     
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    you're a faggot. sorry im trying to improve the way i look
     
  18. NUDES

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    :rofl: and i'm giving you the best answer, stop worrying about little shit like "improving your rear delts" when the rest of your body is not at the point where a specific focus matters.

    and do more curls, thats why your arms are so small, not sure why beginners here love to jump on the no curl bandwagon. most people who do no or little curls also have small biceps.
     
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    im just following the ws4sb routine. ive been considering changing routines lately just because i feel like it is more for someone who is an athlete. im not sure. somethings about the routine make me feel like im not hitting every muscle enough. im not doubting the routine for someone more into power lifting. i just look at people on here like jmj and timber and theyre doing a conventional bodybuilding routine and i feel like id be better off doing something like pur's routine. :o
     
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    for physique i think you'd be better off eating 300-400kcal over maint. and doing a bb split, IMO
     
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    will do.
     
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    and remember at the end of the day it really doens't matter what you do that much, what matters is how much effort and ball busting you do on both your lifting and diet
     
  23. Marix

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    Nudes is right

    When I was starting out I made exactly the same mistakes and WISH I had someone like him telling me I was doing it wrong.

    The no curls thing is particularly true. I read in so many places "compound movements only - you don't need direct arm isolation".. guess what? My arms are STILL my weakest body part because they've never fully caught up
     
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    when did direct arm work become unfashionable?
     
  25. Marix

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    when I was starting out I was told constantly that arm muscles are tiny and I should focus on compounds only :dunno:
     
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