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Training the guns?

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2008/05/15 10:33:41 (permalink)

Training the guns?

I have noticed when I'm at the gym that I lift heavier and for more repetitions on almost every body part compared to everyone else apart from my biceps where I appear to be particularly weak, I have long arms which could come into play, does anyone else have this problem?? I keep thinking that its purely the natural mechanics of my physique but I'm not sure?? My biceps continue to get bigger but I get a better burn off slightly lighter weights cos my form is much better, I think I just step up the weights to prove to my mates that they're not weak
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    RE: Training the guns? 2008/05/15 12:12:18 (permalink)
    Ever thought that your biceps should be the weakest?? As proportionally they are the smallest muscle....

    I wouldn't expect to be curling the same weight I do Barbell rows with... lol
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    Raskolnikov
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    RE: Training the guns? 2008/05/15 17:51:10 (permalink)
    If your form is good and your arms are growing, don't worry about it. It doesn't matter how much your friends are lifting. Bicep curls aren't a very good test of strength anyway, IMO
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    shibadybob
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    RE: Training the guns? 2008/05/15 18:31:11 (permalink)
    ^^agreed^^

    We are all different.....

    Only compare yourself to yourself!!
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    RE: Training the guns? 2008/05/15 19:24:06 (permalink)
    Agreed with above. As long as you are improving, surely that's all that matters? we can all throw heavy weights around with crappy form but where does that get us?
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    RE: Training the guns? 2008/05/16 00:51:58 (permalink)
    It's not about the weight it's about the feeling, especially with isolation exercises moreso than the big comopounds.

    MM
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    RE: Training the guns? 2008/05/16 08:27:53 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Mad Manic

    It's not about the weight it's about the feeling, especially with isolation exercises moreso than the big comopounds.

    MM


    Depends what your training for.
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    RE: Training the guns? 2008/05/16 08:46:08 (permalink)
    I can understand where your coming from i have a similar feeling. Its not a problem though because as long as im putting in 100% everytime and im still growing as far as im concerned its working.
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    RE: Training the guns? 2008/05/16 13:39:41 (permalink)
    I'm pretty much as strong as most when it comes to compound exercises but it has been my poor strength in my biceps that has bothered me, I'll stick with lighter weight and keep my good form for a majority of reps and then maybe in my final set vary it by going heavy and upon exhaustion do some negatives or cheat reps to finish, cheers lads.
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