- 12-27-2009, 09:47 PM
people need to quite reading magazines and stick to basics
the grip that allows you to use the most weight and feels the best FOR YOU is what YOU should use
just ridiculous these guys doing outrageous wide or narrow curls
you have to find what works for you, if your biceps are not 19 inches and you are trying some special exercise to bring out your long head you are cheating yourself
i work on long head by doing hammers first or pinwheels first. you wont see me doing some fancy junk.
everything in th egym that you do needs to be what is comfortable for you. Jay Cutler, Kevin Levrone, Jeff Willet, or your training partner cannot tell you how your body works and responds. People who take the advice of others and refuse to listen to their bodies will forever be stuck in this cycle of no gains and fancy pancy curls on a swiss ball
- 12-27-2009, 10:40 PM
12-28-2009, 04:51 PM
Whoa, whoa, whoa, calm down chief. First off, this isnt just some hobby that I am toying around with. I've been at this a long time and see nothing wrong with trying to change things up to bring out lagging parts. It's called bodybuilding. I enjoy reading the mags. I like the info I find on this board better. About the mags, I am in Iraq and bb mags are a way we kill time. We talk smack about most of the stuff printed, but still pick up some ok info from time to time. We hit the gym nearly every day and have done so for 9 months now. Change is pretty much a necessity. I do hammers and love the improvement I've seen since adding them regularly a while back. I just feel I need some long head definition to make my arm pop when not flexed. I dont understand your problem with that.
12-29-2009, 10:16 PM
oh s*it sorry man i didnt mean to come off like i was flaming you or anything remotely close to that. I just put down what i have found works for me in the relatively short amount of time i have been lifting. didnt mean to offend you. I am sure you know a lot more about bodybuilding than i do so sorry about that
12-30-2009, 02:25 PM
01-01-2010, 12:36 PM
Yeah I too deffinitly want to get the lower part of my bicep to stickout more! Same with my lower tricep, I feel like with a shirt on my arms don't look too big but shirt off you can tell I workout. I'm gonna start doing more hammer curls, reverse grip curls. Hopefully it will help
12-11-2011, 03:20 PM
And for traps, I suggest never taking advice from people with naturally big traps first off. And if you have small traps you need to make sure you work out the rear part as much as the top, and shrugs do not hit the whole thing. I suggest looking up as many trap excercises as possible, and making sure you hit your traps different ways. Heavy smith machine shrugs and ultra light bent over trap pinches are a good staple to start every other week, dumbbell shrugs and a high/wide grip on a row machine to pinch the rear traps are a good alternate.
Hopes this helps for you and a lot of the others seriously inquiring for the same subjects.
12-11-2011, 04:21 PM
12-12-2011, 02:29 PM
It's easy, just lift heavy!
12-12-2011, 02:32 PM
For traps and general delt development, try single arm dumbbell snatch. Your medial delts and traps will grow very fast and your strength and explosive power will increase greatly too.
It's easy, just lift heavy!
12-12-2011, 07:09 PM
you want bigger biceps, do reverse grip pull ups
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12-15-2011, 01:21 AM
4x10 cheat curls
4x12 hammer (if you do one arm at a time choose weight where you will fail @6)
4x12 iso curls
3x20 rope curls (speed)
Intensity - High enough you want to die at the end of set 4
12-15-2011, 02:19 PM
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