proper form of a curl

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  1. Mojo

    Mojo New Member

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    maybe its just the people who work out at the gym i go to, but lately, everyone that does curls (bice) tend to ALWAYS swing there body with it. im one of the few who keep my elbows tucked and no upperarm motion. bring it back down to the side of me with straight arm, pause, curl. is this correct?

    even on this site the man is using upperarm motion with the curl http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Biceps/DBCurl.html:dunno:


    would it be ok to use upperarm movement and raise the elbows? i can do more weight doing so
     
  2. SteveO

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    it's a natural movement for everyone
     
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    " "When elbow is fully flexed, elbow should only travel forward slightly allowing forearm to be no more than vertical to allow for a relative release of tension in muscles between repetitions."
     
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    i do some of both. I do sets of hammer curls seated and i do a little swinging but not excessive. I really try to feel the muscle on the negative. Then i do some curls with a bar and i do much stricter form and usually that gets the jog done
     
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    Incline Curls are the most efficient direct bicep work imo....and it is pretty hard to fuck those up.
     
  6. JordanClarkson

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    I do concentration curls to fully isolate the bis
     
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    On heavy bb curls I'll swing my body into it. You still have to lift the weight. It's not like you can curl 400lbs just by using your body too
     
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    that and its 90 percent muscles other than the bicep moving the weight at that point
     
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    compound moves ftw :run:
     
  10. Double XL™

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    cheat curls give me the best results, i use strict form for my first couple sets tho...
     
  11. michael

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    you can swing to get the heavy ass weight up...you just better concentrate on the eccentric
     
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    is that how you built those .50 cal guns?
     
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    troll on mang.
     
  14. houseofdon

    houseofdon Simplify Moderator

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    If you're looking to isolate the bicep, try either concentration or incline curls.

    Or buy the Weider SUPER ARM BLASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!11
     
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    i tried it and eeeeee they kill you
     
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    still not biting
     
  17. shastaisforwinners

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    agree with GnP, incline db curls are the best direct bicep exercise out there IMO
     
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