kyleray saidWould anyone like to share their favorite exercises for biceps? Which exercise gives the most bang for the buck?
quick question: alternating vs simultaneous bicep curls? Any reason to use one than the other? Or just do both for variety?
If you think logically, you'll soon come to the understanding of how the biomechanics of your arm, or, for that matter, any limb work. The muscles contract and move your limb through a particular range of motion. If you think a bit longer, you'll soon come to the understanding that there's no way to change the range of motion, nor the muscles involved. That being understood, you then come to understand that you can very reps, weight, and cadence, and that's pretty much it. So, it comes down to doing the exercise that will be less likely to injure you in the long term. hyperplasia is hard to encourage without exogenous growth hormone, so you're looking at what kind of hypertrophy you're after.
Training goals differ. To fully understand that, you'll want to study up on hypertrophy. If you're longing for strength (myofibrillar hypertrophy), and size is not an issue, you'll want to do lower reps ( say, 4 to 8 ), and if size (sarcoplasmic hypertrophy) is your goal you'll want exercises at higher reps levels (8 to 15).
While different exercises can slightly change of the angle of the load, they don't change muscles involved to any great degree, except some may involve more supporting muscles(stablizers) just as squats involve more muscle groups as opposed to leg presses but leg presses are much better for sarcoplasmic leg hypertrophy.
Idiotic moves aren't needed. You don't need to overtrain. Just enough work to stimulate growth, and then rest, and CALORIES.