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2009/07/23 19:52:07 (permalink)

best for biceps

my biceps are doing quite well, but they are a bit long...(meaning there is no bulge in the middle...more like a long hill hehe) was just wandering which excercises are the best to get that tight bulge in the middle????
i know sometimes it depends on the peoples arms but i wanna know if that i can get them than its no problem in trying!!!!!!
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    Re:best for biceps 2009/07/23 20:22:31 (permalink)
    I believe squeezing the biceps hard at the top of each movement and concentration curls aid biceps peak.....

     I have the opposite problem myself-Too much peak,not enough length so never incorporated concentration curls into my own workout.
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    Re:best for biceps 2009/07/25 13:29:18 (permalink)
    Body drag curl. Isolates biceps completely. Amazing excercise.
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    Re:best for biceps 2009/07/30 19:50:14 (permalink)
    Excuse my ignorance, what is a body drag curl?
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    Re:best for biceps 2009/07/31 13:22:28 (permalink)
    muscle shape is mostly down to genes tbf. Tho if you want afew good exercises to help bring the best of your bi's out then you could try the following;

    3x8 incline bench DB curls
    3x8 1 arm preacher curls, using the same bench
    3x failure standing EZ-bar curls < you can do these 1st if you wished to exhaust your bi's before isolating them.
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    Re:best for biceps 2009/07/31 14:36:02 (permalink)
    minidorian

    Body drag curl. Isolates biceps completely. Amazing excercise.


    Googled these and have since implemented them and I concur! Cheers.
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    Re:best for biceps 2009/08/03 00:14:41 (permalink)
    Rocky

    I believe squeezing the biceps hard at the top of each movement and concentration curls aid biceps peak.....

    I have the opposite problem myself-Too much peak,not enough length so never incorporated concentration curls into my own workout.


    Sorry to be so dismissive but that's a rather outdated view of how the body works. What reason could either squeezing the muscle at the top of the movement or a specific exercise cause the muscle to develop a peak??

    With muscles you have an origin (where it begins) and an insertion (where it ends). Some people have greater distances between these 2 points so end up with flatter muscle bellies, e.g. hayz.
    Some (lucky) people are the opposite so have more visible peaks.

    You can make a muscle bigger and you can reduce bodyfat to make it more defined but brring medical intervention, you're not going to do a huge amount about changing the peak of the muscle.

    However, MT sponsored BBer Daz Ball is adopting a new biceps training strategy IIRC to address the peak issue so I may need to update this post if he is succesful in changing their shape:
    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/fb.ashx?m=3184267
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    Re:best for biceps 2009/08/03 07:31:10 (permalink)
    As my post said,i believe it could "aid" in developing biceps peak.....

     I certainly don't believe a person could develop more of a peak than their genetics intended them to......But i would've thought that squeezing the muscle at the point of contraction would bring about the greatest development that is possible(whether that be peak or overall mass)-This would ensure it's the muscle doing the work in a controlled manner and not just being thrown up.....getting the most from the exercise?


     As for concentration curls-Yes,it possibly is an out dated view...As i also said in my post,i've never incorperated them into my own training..

     It probably is one of those old gym myths.....
    post edited by Rocky - 2009/08/03 08:35:09
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    Re:best for biceps 2009/08/03 11:04:32 (permalink)
    concentration curl do nothing for the peak of biceps, it s an exercise among the others whom stimulates the muscle, no exercise can target so effectively a so small part of the biceps. A great peak depends on the genetics. You can only isolate the biceps.
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    Re:best for biceps 2009/08/03 13:45:34 (permalink)
    After back/pulling exercises I do:

    Heavy bicep curls x 6-8
    Heavy hammer curls x 6-8
    Heavy bicep curls x 6-8

    Then do 15-20 light of the same exercises, but with the bicep curls coming inwards rather than straight.

    Doing heavy then light works for me.

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