Can't feel arms that well
- 04-16-2011, 04:28 PM
- 04-16-2011, 04:49 PM
04-16-2011, 05:05 PM
How about doing some compound pulling movements (deadlift, barbell rows, pull-ups) and not spending an absurd amount of time doing bb/db curls, concentration curls, preacher curls, etc.? That's the biggest mistake a newb will make in my opinion. I'll see these kids in my gym spending an hour just working bi's. I find it quite amusing, especially with their 15" guns! LOL
04-16-2011, 05:30 PM
I like the compound excercise idea though.
04-16-2011, 05:36 PM
Soreness is not an indicator of a good workout.....that doesn't mean it's bad if you get sore, but can't be used as an indicator.
My bi's and shoulders don't get sore anymore and I'm getting stronger every week and have added over 1" in the last 5 months.
Switch up your routine every once in a while by doing differen't excercises or by simply altering the weight and number of reps.
04-19-2011, 03:12 PM
Ok so they're not sore, but are you growing? Mix up your exercises and keep it to failure. Incline bench curls fully supinating the wrists so your little fingers higher than your thumb at the top of the positive should put your bi's in their place. Slow on the negative and flex at the positive too!
04-19-2011, 04:28 PM
04-19-2011, 05:21 PM
I am a fan of heavy barbell cheat curls for size... done properly, I'm not sure if it's possible to NOT feel those...
04-19-2011, 07:09 PM
Make sure you're using proper technique and not just heaving weight around. It's about training muscle, not lifting weight. If you use too much weight, other muscles are going to come into play to help the biceps. You have to find a weight you can use that makes the biceps work as hard as possible without getting help from other muscles. So you may want to decrease the weight you're using and work your way up.
With muscles like biceps you really have to work on establishing "feel." It's the same for any muscle, but biceps really need that full range of motion work to get the best possible shape.
04-19-2011, 07:48 PM
Concentration dumbbell curls with your palms facing up and your arms out at a 45 degree angle are a great one for really feeling the muscle contracting. Use a relatively light weight and just focusing on feeling the muscle contract into a peak as you raise the weight up.