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    • Lagging Biceps


      by Eric Broser Iron Man Magazine

      Q: Every time I train biceps, my forearms get pumped like crazy, and my bi’s hardly at all. I wouldn’t really care if my biceps were still growing, but they’re definitely lagging. What can I do?

      A: I have heard this many times before, and in every case the best solution seems to be this simple little tip: On all curling exercises keep your wrists in a fully extended position rather than straight.

      That effectively relaxes the forearm flexors and forces the biceps to work much harder during all curling movements.

      Do not worry if it forces you to lighten up on the weight. The increased fiber activation in the biceps will enhance their growth tremendously and more than make up for a small blow to your ego!

      Source: http://www.ironmanmagazine.com/how-d...agging-biceps/
      Comments 6 Comments
      1. kohai66's Avatar
        kohai66 -
        My training partner had me do this several months ago...holy crap... Felt all the work in my bi's... This same idea can be applied to hams..keep your feet relaxed while doing leg curls and it puts more stress on the legs.. We apply this at the start of our sets, then as we tire we will utilize the more flexed position to crank out the last couple reps.
      1. John Smeton's Avatar
        John Smeton -
        very good tip. I learned this from Bob Chic and glad to have it reinforced here
      1. AaronJP1's Avatar
        AaronJP1 -
        Are they speaking of flipping the wrist backwards?
      1. kohai66's Avatar
        kohai66 -
        Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
        Are they speaking of flipping the wrist backwards?
        Yes. Like the beginning of a wrist curl. This can also apply to reverse curls.
      1. AaronJP1's Avatar
        AaronJP1 -
        Originally Posted by kohai66 View Post

        Yes. Like the beginning of a wrist curl. This can also apply to reverse curls.
        Gotcha, yeah someone showed me, brushed it off. I'll pay more attention to it.
      1. armykid93's Avatar
        armykid93 -
        This is awesome I will be doing this