Alright, this is a newb question I'm sure, but I need some clarification. I'm curious as to the difference in effects from free weights vs. cables. More specifically... barbell curls. They are of course the big bicep mass gainer, and I'd like to make them the focus of my bicep routine, but, I like the constant tension from using the cabled version. It will also make life a little easier, letting me do all my bicep work in one place, with one bar (with straight-bar curls, hammer curls, and reverse curls). Basically what I'm asking is, would using cables eliminate or mitigate the desired effects from regular barbell curls?
Oh and while I'm here, as of now I'm doing:
2x12 Straight-bar Curls
2x12 Hammer Curls
2x12 Reverse Curls
all of this wtih cables.
I'm relatively new and wanting to throw on as much mass as possible, meaning shaping is low priority. What do you think of doing 4x12 Straight-bar Curls and 2x12 Reverse Curls? Or possibly even 6x12 Straight-bar Curls with 2x12 Cross-body Hammer Curls (to hit the brachialis).
I'm afraid this post has gotten overly long. Ah well. Thanks for reading .
Edit: ONE last thing, I swear!
Could someone define ectomorphy, mesomorphy, and endomorphy? Or show me a link with info?