preacher curls and wrist/forearm pain?

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    preacher curls and wrist/forearm pain?


    Whenever I try to do preacher curls, it seems like whenever I try to push it, I develope some sort of weird pain in my forearm/wrist. I'm using the EZ curl bar, and have triest the inner grips that have a slight V cant to them, as well as the outer grips that have a steeper V slant to them. I've tried elbows further in, further out... with any combination, when I start to do 70lbs, I start getting some weird pain in the wrist or forearm areas. In order to aleviate the pain, I have to adjust my elbow position by sliding them a bit outwards as I progress up in the movement. at 65lbs, I sometimes get some pains, but any lower, I'm fine. I've checked my form and had my friend take a look, but it seems like my form is the same between painless and painful weights.

    This is just odd and aggravating since I would like to try heavier weights, but I'm being held back by pain.

    Any tips or alternate exercises I should try? I never liked preacher curls anyways.

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    I used to get that, too. It just disappeared with time, without me altering anything. Wonder why it did come up with those, though. You're talking about seated curls,right?
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    I have the same problem. So, I switched to standing cable ez-curls, and no more pain (but if I go back to seated preacher curls, bam...pain again)! Seriously! I'm sure it's a little different than a seated preacher curl, but it definitely works the biceps, and when you're done with those, you can attach the V-Bar to work some half-ass hammer curls. I love the cable exercises (with good form, obviously) because they all work the abs VERY well at the same time, since the abs are required to keep you upright.
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    do not go all the way down, come all the way up and on the negative, go down until you feel slight pain
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    Those pains are common, i used to get them for months at a time, especially as you get stronger and are lifting heavier, it went away with time on its own, make sure your getting all your proper joint & bone health supplements in order, alsways helps, vitamin D, Calcium, potasium, fish oil, ect. It helped me tons with my aches and pains lol.
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    Hmmm Exrx.com shows the preacher curl as working the brachialis more than the biceps. No idea, anyways, I think I might just substitute it for standing curls. I'm supersetting with french presses, so useing a cable will be a pain to change around. :-)

    thanks for the input guys.
  

  
 

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