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2005/08/05 15:15:16 (permalink)
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Whats betrter for Hammer Curls???

Standing Alternating Hammer curls or Hammer curls on the preacher bench????

Thanks for the input guys
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    devient
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/05 15:27:06 (permalink)
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    i prefer seated. alternating hammers.
    less cheating, more focus
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/05 15:38:54 (permalink)
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    Most definitely seated alternated hammer curls. As devient said, ensure strict form, elobows by side, and real squezze bicep at the top part of the movement.
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/05 15:56:46 (permalink)
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    all are good and none are right or wrong, each serves a differenent purpose. never stick to one of anything thats when you stagnate. like arni said 'if you have been doing the same routine for the last three months you ve already stopped growing.'
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/05 17:53:28 (permalink)
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    when you say seated you mean arms hanging by your sides or on the preacher bench?
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/05 20:32:55 (permalink)
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    for me, seated on a upright or high incline bench
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/05 21:19:02 (permalink)
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    As far as I can see, it's impossible to do hammer curls on a preacher bench- assuming you are resting your elbows on the pad, as is normally the case when using the preacher bench. One point of hammer curls is to engage the brachialis more, which seems to me impossible if the weight isn't unsupported at the beginning of the concentric motion.
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/05 21:22:28 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tokar

    As far as I can see, it's impossible to do hammer curls on a preacher bench- assuming you are resting your elbows on the pad, as is normally the case when using the preacher bench. One point of hammer curls is to engage the brachialis more, which seems to me impossible if the weight isn't unsupported at the beginning of the concentric motion.


    yeah i think i agree with that

    trying to decide whether or not to use a preacher bench or do an exercise or do it seated seems pointless to me, stop worrying about minor details and just train hard with good form, the little details mean **** all
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/05 21:22:28 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tokar

    As far as I can see, it's impossible to do hammer curls on a preacher bench- assuming you are resting your elbows on the pad, as is normally the case when using the preacher bench. One point of hammer curls is to engage the brachialis more, which seems to me impossible if the weight isn't unsupported at the beginning of the concentric motion.


    yeah i think i agree with that

    trying to decide whether or not to use a preacher bench or do an exercise or do it seated seems pointless to me, stop worrying about minor details and just train hard with good form, the little details mean **** all
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/05 21:22:28 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tokar

    As far as I can see, it's impossible to do hammer curls on a preacher bench- assuming you are resting your elbows on the pad, as is normally the case when using the preacher bench. One point of hammer curls is to engage the brachialis more, which seems to me impossible if the weight isn't unsupported at the beginning of the concentric motion.


    yeah i think i agree with that

    trying to decide whether or not to use a preacher bench or do an exercise or do it seated seems pointless to me, stop worrying about minor details and just train hard with good form, the little details mean **** all
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/05 21:53:13 (permalink)
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    See asking that question, shows I want to use good form and get the most isolation to the brachialis to help my biceps grow. Thank you
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/05 21:55:18 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tokar
    As far as I can see, it's impossible to do hammer curls on a preacher bench- assuming you are resting your elbows on the pad, as is normally the case when using the preacher bench.


    Why do you think it is impossible? I have occasionally done hammer curls on a preacher bench (albeit one arm at a time).

    ORIGINAL: tokar
    One point of hammer curls is to engage the brachialis more, which seems to me impossible if the weight isn't unsupported at the beginning of the concentric motion.


    Why do you think necessary to have your elbows unsupported to work the brachialis?
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/06 00:10:17 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tokar
    As far as I can see, it's impossible to do hammer curls on a preacher bench- assuming you are resting your elbows on the pad, as is normally the case when using the preacher bench.


    Why do you think it is impossible? I have occasionally done hammer curls on a preacher bench (albeit one arm at a time).

    ORIGINAL: tokar
    One point of hammer curls is to engage the brachialis more, which seems to me impossible if the weight isn't unsupported at the beginning of the concentric motion.


    Why do you think necessary to have your elbows unsupported to work the brachialis?


    To be perfectly honest, I don't know, and if you can tell me why I'm wrong then I'll be more than happy to listen. It just seems to me from moving my extended arm from a supinated to a neutral grip (as per hammer curls) that I can feel how the brachialis comes more into play, and it doesn't feel like it would do in such a way if the elbows were supported. But I might be completely wrong.
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    RE: Whats betrter for Hammer Curls??? 2005/08/06 04:08:29 (permalink)
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    I can't tell you why your wrong, I was hoping you'd tell me why your right!
    But I do feel that it wouldn't make any difference whether you elbows are braced or not.

    You can definitely do hammer curls on a preacher bench though.
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