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2004/01/23 17:27:39 (permalink)
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plate curls...

i have been p-curling for a few months now and am pleased with the progress.

what i want to kow is this, should i stick to single plates and get progressivly heavier as and when, or, continue like i am:

i cannot p-curl 15kg plate yet, but i can p-curl 2x5kg+1x2.5kg held together with bar. [it looks like a DB loaded oly on one side].

and work up the weight like this.

its just i can do 10kg for 3x10 now, but cannot even get one out on the 15kg :(

all help appreciated.
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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/23 18:27:45 (permalink)
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    I always do my plate curls with multiple plates, smooth sides out, and pinch grip them to curl, makes it very hard indeed -
    harder often = better imo

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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/23 20:21:05 (permalink)
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    I'd say keep at the single plate 15k. In competition a bit of a swing is allowed but the legs have to be kept straight. My best being 19 kilos of combined plates with one hand. An OL 20 k is another animal and requires unreal wrist strength!!
    David Horne is the best guy to speak to about all things grip.
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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/23 22:34:19 (permalink)
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    been doing the ten rep thing for some years, now been trying the low reps 4 6 and 8 reps boy has my strengh gone up bench is 170kg one rep 140kg ten no probs x 2 legs on the incline leg press is 560kg 4 reps 500kg ten no probs x 4 dum bells are 100lbs 4 reps icline bench is 140kg for 4 reps been doing the low rep thing for two months now do mainly low reps, finished of with a ten or more, just getting stronger i now tip the scales at 23 1/2 stone 145kg 6ft 3 1/2 carrying about stone and a half of fat lol but dont look it so if you want stronger go low and heavy
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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/24 07:08:25 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by JohnnyFive

    You'll get to your goal faster by using the 15kg plate, use both hands to get it to the top then try your best to fight it on the way down. Once you can't fight it any longer let it drop. Only do that a few times in each session because it's quite tiring on the old connective tissue. If you can already manage 3x10 on 10kg I guarantee yuou'll be plate curling that 15 in two weeks.


    So do you think i am doing myself no favours plate curling the way i am? Would i too be better served with one larger plate? Or does it depend on my goals?

    Cheers

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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/24 11:00:37 (permalink)
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    ok, now thats sorted, [thankyou BTW j5]

    i have a separate grip issue.

    it only occurs after the single most hardest, bstrd exersize there is: plate pinching. my whole forarm and hand/fingers tingle like my nerves are wired to a pylon carring 440KV!!! this subsides afetr about 4-6hrs and is hell whilst its is there.
    what is it? why is it there? is it bad? how can i get rid of it? this occasionally happens after i try repping on my CoC's as well, i can manage 12 reps with the number one now but this is the price i pay for showing off. it never, EVER, happens when plate curling, levering or static holding, so it ain't over triaining imo.

    thoughts/help much appreciated.
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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/25 09:49:54 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by JohnnyFive

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    So do you think i am doing myself no favours plate curling the way i am? Would i too be better served with one larger plate? Or does it depend on my goals?


    Most of the reason why a plate curl is useful in terms of building wrist strength is because of the leverage issue, ie the centre of weight is far away from the hand. Using smaller plates at the same weight is cheating yourself out of difficulty. Like two 5's are easier than one 10, two 7.5's are easier than one 15, and so on. Basically it pays to use the widest plate possible. Having to pinch two plates together maybe more challenging for the fingers but even with one plate it can works the fingers, and besides I assume you're pinching normally as well? So you might as well let plate curls concentrate on your wrist strength.


    As usual a logical answer, makes sense to me.
    I do pinch normally too, so i will try my plate curls with one larger plate from now on.

    Thanks

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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/25 12:16:05 (permalink)
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    Trust tried them for a laugh ten minutes ago whie i was waiting in the gym. 5k plate felt ridiculously hard. Definately an exercise i'll be adding next week.

    If its that hard to do it must be good for you!!
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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/25 14:39:27 (permalink)
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    Yes, they caught me by surprise when i finally got round to trying them, i do them regularly now!

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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/26 17:37:25 (permalink)
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    Will be doing them on Fri properly.
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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/26 18:00:38 (permalink)
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    Got a link to how to do plate curls. only found one for reverse plate curls.

    Please.
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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/26 18:53:34 (permalink)
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    If you do a google search for plate curls plenty comes up.

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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/26 18:59:15 (permalink)
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    here are a couple that turned up

    http://www.bodybuildinguniverse.com/routine6.htm
    http://www.axolotl.demon.co.uk/wrist.htm

    there was info on it in Zack's exercise post in the training correctly forum if i remember correctly too.

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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/27 15:26:18 (permalink)
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    Ta BA. Tried google and come up with those too. Some descriptions say one plate with hands at 11 and 1 oclock others seem to say two. Will have a look at zack's post.

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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/27 15:49:17 (permalink)
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    LOL:

    Bottle tops
    Pinch bottle tops in half with your thumb and the side of your forefinger. Be careful not to cut your fingers with this one. Drink the beer for energy. Repeat until you lose the ability to speak.
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    RE: plate curls... 2004/01/28 03:44:07 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Bottle tops
    Pinch bottle tops in half with your thumb and the side of your forefinger. Be careful not to cut your fingers with this one. Drink the beer for energy. Repeat until you lose the ability to speak.

    On a serious note, it's easy to bend them in half. However, my uncle has a party trick where he then bend it in half the other way. I tried it and can't do it. The pain is horrible as the edges cut into your fingers.
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