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    Close or Wide grip preacher...


    I have done some google's but I value the opinions on here, more than what I have found. I want to increase my "lower" (if there is such a term) for my biceps, I feel like they are lacking. I have tried wide and close, I feel more of a pump from the wide grip. What do you guys think. Is there even a difference at all?

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    Here's a good read from Eric Broser.
    When I use the presacher curl, I vary my grip from set to set.
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    Thanks man,,, I appreciate it
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    both....they'll work different areas of the bicep
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    ^Thanks. the article was a good read as well. Going to vary it up and see how everything feels. I also heard genetics play a major role as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheddaarr View Post
    I have done some google's but I value the opinions on here, more than what I have found. I want to increase my "lower" (if there is such a term) for my biceps, I feel like they are lacking. I have tried wide and close, I feel more of a pump from the wide grip. What do you guys think. Is there even a difference at all?
    you cannot work the upper over the lower on a bicep.

    it would be like stretching a rubber band and expecting only 1 side to pull if you only move 1 hand. it doesnt happen that way. the whole thing stretches as there are 1 connection points. the same thing with the muscle. there are 2 connection points so the entire portion in between is worked.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.
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    This is anecdotal, but I've found it to be the best exercise both for pumping the biceps and making it feel like the "lower" bicep is working.

    At the end of your biceps routine, load up an EZ curl bar with some weight you can get for about 15 reps. Standing, bring your shoulders back, retract your scapulae, and keep your elbows in line by your sides. The movement is kind of like a drag curl. Bring the weight up through the ROM tight to the body until you feel your elbows wanting to move forward, then lower the weight. For me, the ROM is only about 10 inches - just the bottom of the movement. The bar usually only makes it to my belly button.

    I really like the pump I get from this. I feel like it pumps the lower biceps (which it may or may not) but it definitely lends some fullness to the arms when you hit a hands-clasped most muscular. Try it out if you want and see what you think. I looked real quickly, but couldn't find the video I took this from. There are a couple of clips of Mr. O doing these - hence my inspiration

    I can tell I might not be being clear enough, so if you have questions or want me to clarify just let me know.
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