- 08-07-2008, 03:50 PM
- 08-07-2008, 03:59 PM
some genetics..... but strict reverse curls work good . work on chins and pullups too
- 08-07-2008, 04:19 PM
yep. i do reverse preacher curls myself. like all exercises i try for the first time, thought i was hoss, and tried doing 65 lbs. big mistake. works good though.
08-07-2008, 06:20 PM
It isn't entirely genetic. Mostly not genetic, actually. The area you're talking about is the brachialis muscle. Try reverse EZ bars, hammer curls, rope curls, things of that nature.
08-07-2008, 06:48 PM
doesnt a closer grip bb curl hit them more as well?
08-07-2008, 06:55 PM
I think it would hit them 'more' but it wouldn't necessarily be the most effective. If you do movements with your hands vertical or with a pronated grip, that's when you'll hit the brach the best. This is all IMO, of course. Reverse grip preacher curl is the #1 for brachialis, imo.
08-08-2008, 08:04 PM
08-08-2008, 08:04 PM
08-11-2008, 01:11 PM
mix up you grip on the EZ bar,
close grip - inner
wide grip- outter
same as on pull up bar
08-11-2008, 04:42 PM
08-11-2008, 05:14 PM
08-14-2008, 03:38 PM
I tried EZ reverse curls on the preacher pad the other day. It felt awesome...definately going to keep that one up.
08-14-2008, 03:59 PM
08-22-2008, 01:27 PM
IMO, any curls done with a reverse or hammer grip will hit the outside head. Of course with reverse curls you are limited by forearm strength. It also seems to help if the bicep starts in a stretched position. For these reasons my favorite outer biceps exercises are incline and prone db hammer curls.
08-23-2008, 09:16 PM
wow im surprised noone said incline db curls... that specifically targets the outer head along with any other curling movements where your elbows are behind your torso
08-23-2008, 09:19 PM
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