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how srtong are those arms boy-o?

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2003/10/02 17:37:19 (permalink)

how srtong are those arms boy-o?

we have all seen the how much can you bench/deadlift/squat etc but i was wondering, seeing as this is a power and strength forum, and a lot of the posters on this board do not advocate doing exersizes like curls, skulls or "seated one arm reverse grip cable pully curls on a preachers bench" [mens health exersizes]. i was wondering, just how strong are your arms??

what can you lot do for one single repitition with a barbell [not dumbbells or ez bar] please post bodyweight as well.

i'll start.

@155lbs bodyweight, i can manage 66kg for 1 rep.

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    Skullder
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    RE: how srtong are those arms boy-o? 2003/10/02 19:40:59 (permalink)
    hmmm..last time someone posted a competition on doing 1rm for bb curls there was a 709968 page discussion about how dangerous it is...

    well..thats if i am remembering correctly :|
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    help2001
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    RE: how srtong are those arms boy-o? 2003/10/02 20:01:47 (permalink)
    Dont know mate and dont really cared TBH

    When i do curls I use an oly bar and do 3 sets of 10 @ 45kg

    I weight 98kg
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    Frankie NY
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    RE: how srtong are those arms boy-o? 2003/10/02 20:13:45 (permalink)
    Going below 5-6 reps on isolation exercises is not a good idea. You are just begging for an injury.
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    tbowman
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    RE: how srtong are those arms boy-o? 2003/10/02 20:43:14 (permalink)
    My last set of barbell curls is usually 115 x 6 reps...never maxxed...too much opportunity to cheat (rock, etc)
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    Al
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    RE: how srtong are those arms boy-o? 2003/10/02 21:24:22 (permalink)
    5 x 5 at 51kg
    single rep max 66kg
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    jack hammer
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    RE: how srtong are those arms boy-o? 2003/10/03 18:42:49 (permalink)
    As as already been mentioned, it is not advised to max out on a movement such as bar/dumbell curls.
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    Frankie NY
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    RE: how srtong are those arms boy-o? 2003/10/03 19:57:05 (permalink)
    J5:

    With compound movements you have multiple joints, muscles, and stabilizers assisting with the movement. If one part is too stressed another part can compensate. However, with isolation movements you have fewer joints and muscles moving the weight. If the muscle or the weight gives out, there's nothing else to compensate.

    I've never seen anyone suffer a bicep injury with deadlifts, but I have with heavy barbell curls. Likewise, I've never seen anyone suffer a tricep injury from close grips or dips, but I have heavy tricep pushdowns.

    There are, of course, exceptions to this general rule and we haven't included the element of good form, but in general, I wouldn't max out on isolations.
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    RE: how srtong are those arms boy-o? 2003/10/05 23:54:58 (permalink)
    im with J5 no harm in doing isolation movements to max if technique is spot on and it is part of an overall strength training programme. 90% of the excercises i do are the large compound excercises along with alot of grip work and also the odd isolation movement. i curl and use tricep extension primarly to add to my strength but also to be honest as it adds to size in my arm. for the record i can do 100kg for 3 reps and 110kg for one with strict form, but i do weigh 130kg so not much of an achievement. for the record there is a canadian strong man called Karl Gray who only weighs 178lbs all he ever does is train i rep at 50-60% and 1 rep at 90-100% obviously after being well warmed up, this guy has curled 330lbs and is aiming for 400lbs which is amazeing at his weight and considering the relatively small physical size of his muscles compared to a typical 300lb plus strong man.
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