BB Curls to the Face

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    BB Curls to the Face


    I've been seeing videos of pros from back in the day curling and bringing the bar up to their face. It's a pretty large range of motion, and I haven't tried it yet in the gym, but I was wondering if there would be a benefit. I feel like lifting your elbows up so that the bar can reach your head would recruit the shoulders to a degree which would not be desirable.

    Is this so?

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    I would imagine its bc the biceps are also a weak shoulder flexor when the wrists are supinated as when doing bb curls so that motion would work both actions. I have no idea in reality but this would make sense I suppose
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    Ive seen guys at my gym doing this too... I have yet to try it but am curious if there is more benefit doing it that way
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    I think strict curls while keeping your shoulders by your side are more beneficial. Also drag curls work wonders.

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