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    Bicep Routine Opinions/Advice


    This is what I currently do for biceps:
    DB Bicep Curls- 10x3
    Incline Bicep Curls- 10x3
    Pull Ups- To failure
    Rope Hammer Curls- 10x3
    Preacher Curls- 10x3

    I concentrate on negatives, and holding it at the top and squeezing my biceps as long as I can.

    Is that too much?

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by niZmo View Post
    This is what I currently do for biceps:
    DB Bicep Curls- 10x3
    Incline Bicep Curls- 10x3
    Pull Ups- To failure
    Rope Hammer Curls- 10x3
    Preacher Curls- 10x3

    I concentrate on negatives, and holding it at the top and squeezing my biceps as long as I can.

    Is that too much?

    Thanks,
    Khalid

    (Goal: Size and strength)
    I don't see chin ups, BARBELL curls , and back compound movements to help with bicep growth. Please explain the rest of your routine...and experience and time training
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    By the way , so sorry for not smacking you before, I am a bit sleepy. Muscles are NOT built at the gym kiddo, you need a proper DIET and loads of REST specially for size and strength. No caloric surplus=No gains , No Rest=No repairing and Re-adapting of the muscle tissue, so no matter how much you curl like a curl-bro , or how many Pull ups you try (i really don't know your failure max lol) if you DO NOT eat properly and track kCals and Macros, you will never grow !
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    yeah i feel that is alittle too much on the biceps, just my opinion

    all those exercises with the high reps are leaning more towards endurance, id stay with 3*10 but lower the amounts of workouts

    but that is what helped me gain size and strength , heavier weight but less workouts, make sure to maintain good form but as heavy as you can go for all the sets and every rep
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    CURLS FOR THE GIRLS. Just kidding.

    I suggest having heavier weights and less reps. Maybe 8 reps, higher weight.
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    Lower weight moderate reps are fine as long as u concentrate on form and make sure ur doing the reps clean without struggling (when the weight is too heave it will most likely hurt u instead of help you)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celorza View Post
    By the way , so sorry for not smacking you before, I am a bit sleepy. Muscles are NOT built at the gym kiddo, you need a proper DIET and loads of REST specially for size and strength. No caloric surplus=No gains , No Rest=No repairing and Re-adapting of the muscle tissue, so no matter how much you curl like a curl-bro , or how many Pull ups you try (i really don't know your failure max lol) if you DO NOT eat properly and track kCals and Macros, you will never grow !
    As for my diet, my intake varies from 2800 to 3000 clean calories, 200 gm protein a day, about 200 oz water a day, i get 8-9 hours of sleep every night..I'm slowly starting to increase my calorie intake over time.
    As for the pull-ups, it was a typo, I do chin ups lol, I do rows for my back, and barbell curls are kind of hard for me to do because I have minor tendonitis and I don't want to aggravate the tendon, but I usually just take the bare bar and I'll throw in a few slow sets 2 times a week. I should REALLY post up my routine one of these days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ck Black View Post
    Lower weight moderate reps are fine as long as u concentrate on form and make sure ur doing the reps clean without struggling (when the weight is too heave it will most likely hurt u instead of help you)
    I always leave my ego out of the gym when I walk in, I used to do 12 reps of everything I did, but I saw it would tire me out a lot more. This is how I usually approached reps as an example:
    DB Curls
    Set 1- 20 lbs 18 reps
    Set 2- 25 lbs 12 reps
    Set 3- 30 lbs 8 reps

    Now this is what i usually do:
    Set 1- 30 lbs 10 reps
    Set 2- 30 lbs 10 reps
    Set 3- 35 lbs 8-10 reps
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    At work and on the phone, but let's see, if you want size you gotta bulk, lower port to 1 to 1.25g of prot per pound of bw , fats at .45 to .5g per lb of bw and kCals oughta be higher, heck I'm smaller and I eat 3000 on workout days and 2300 on rest days and struggling to get weight with that set up, re asses tdee.

    As for training don't be cyclical be methodical read into a hypertrophy and strength based program with big compounds and look into PROGRESSION schemes, you have to keep going up in weight with the iron and if you fail that's ok, just schedule deloads and what not...I can't go into too much detail I'm on the phone haha, but look up something more geared for beginners and strength, not for me being rude and ****y but so you get the gist of training or progression and hypertrophy and strength training.

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    I would say cut down on the volume. That is 120 reps excluding the chin ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88
    I would say cut down on the volume. That is 120 reps excluding the chin ups.
    He SHOULD do chin ups haha he only said pull ups !! Idk haha I rather chin ups any day of the week for Lats and biceps both haha
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    Celorza is an idiot
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryank93 View Post
    Celorza is an idiot
    Hahaha really now? What kinda argument can you cough up to support that claim scrub?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryank93
    Celorza is an idiot
    not necessary
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    For arm size in general, I've found that curls are on the back burner for me. Compound exercises are where it's at. Pull ups, t bar rows, lat pulldowns, dips, flat bench, incline bench, military barbell press, and the most important....squats and deadlifts and if you have time, then do a few curls. I'm 225, 6 foot with 18 inch arms btw, and I do a Push/Legs/Pull routine, sometimes keeping simple with low volume is better in the long run. My tendons would be screaming with a high rep routine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jondel View Post
    not necessary
    and not true >> but I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion...
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    OP, pratice different routines for a couple months until you can see some change & growth. You just gave to be consistent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niZmo

    I always leave my ego out of the gym when I walk in, I used to do 12 reps of everything I did, but I saw it would tire me out a lot more. This is how I usually approached reps as an example:
    DB Curls
    Set 1- 20 lbs 18 reps
    Set 2- 25 lbs 12 reps
    Set 3- 30 lbs 8 reps

    Now this is what i usually do:
    Set 1- 30 lbs 10 reps
    Set 2- 30 lbs 10 reps
    Set 3- 35 lbs 8-10 reps
    Yea man in in the same range as you I agree a 100% also
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    Heavy BB preacher curls

    Reverse grip BB curls

    Concentration curls

    If you get 12 reps, go heavier.

    Should get plenty of "size" building moves when you're working back. Bring the ego in the gym and go heavy broooo
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    If your goal is size and strength, then a bicep routine should not be your focus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja
    If your goal is size and strength, then a bicep routine should not be your focus.
    This. Weighted chins in combination with your other pulling movements will be plenty. Your arms will grow with you as you get bigger and stronger. Endless sets of curls, although tough to let go for many, is not the most efficient method.
  

  
 

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