Question about my form

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  1. bugman

    bugman Demonic Gecko OT Supporter

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    Today at the gym i did bicep reverse curl, i think its called with the long 45 pound bar.

    My problem is that when i lift it up, my elbows bow out as i lift it up. It doesnt hurt, but it looks awkward and i dont know if im receiving the full benefit of the exercise. Anyone ever have this happen to them?

    Id like to know how to correct it, but no matter where i place my hands on the bar it bows out. Also when doing hammers the same thing happens.

    Any ideas?
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Tuck your elbows in close to your sides?
     
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    bugman Demonic Gecko OT Supporter

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    I try, still will bow out towards the end. Maybe I just have long arms, I dont know..

    I can do it normally, like a regular curl, and it will be almost fine, then i do it reverse, or hammers, and it bows out
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    use the EZ-curl bar
     
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    zackflavored KingShit's Post #55!

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    dont take this as a definite answer but i think youre just using too much weight, just drop down to like 30 lbs and get the form right. then you'll actually be working the right muscles.

    its just like people who do alot more weight than theyre supposed to on dumbell curls that use their back like whoa
     
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    uofapeter New Member

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    use the preacher bench and (like ceaze already posted) the ezcurl bar
     
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    sounds like too much weight to me...if he does the same amount of weight w/the ez bar, he's going to struggle to curl it.
     
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    why would he struggle anymore than with the 45 pound bar
    i'd think he would struggle far less because of the angle of the wrists
     
  9. TommyD

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    Too much weight...drop it down and see if the problem corrects itself
     
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    i don't think that the angle of the wrists would make that much of a diff :dunno:
     
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    bugman Demonic Gecko OT Supporter

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    Wow, forgot about this thread.

    If you dont mind me asking, whats the EZ curl bar? is it the one that almost looks like a "wave" with the bends in it?

    Maybe the bar is too heavy, i didnt think it was because I dont actually have a problem lifting it, but maybe the bowing is making it easier for me. :dunno:

    Thanks for the tips though
     
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    bugman Demonic Gecko OT Supporter

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    also how do i drop down any lower than the weight of the bar? use free weights?
     
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