Bicep Curl - Question

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    Oct 05, 2010 2:26 PM GMT
    So I started noticing this the other day, but when I lift using the bicep curl machine, after I complete my lifting I notice that my right forearm is in minor pain. The pain doesn't stay long and it's only when I use this machine.

    Does anyone know what am I doing wrong? And what can I do to improve?

    Clearly I think I am using the wrong muscles when lifting here, that my form is wrong or that I am just not getting it..

    And I don’t think I am overdoing much. I'm currently only at 60lb for this lift.

    Any advice would be helpful.
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    Oct 05, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    Don't do bicep curls with a machine..
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    Oct 13, 2010 7:23 PM GMT
    use lower weights and make sure that you are using the machine correctly. Ask one of the more competent instructors at your gym, you may be seated at the wrong level or something. If everythings ok and you are still getting pains then stick to using dumbells
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    Oct 13, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    Machines suck, go with the dumbbells
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    Oct 13, 2010 8:06 PM GMT
    Nothing wrong with machines as part of a program mixed in with free-weights/ dumbells etc. 60# is a bit much I think. Lower the weights and much more reps. Also get an elbow tension sock to slip over your elbows from any drug store.
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    Oct 13, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    I actually used to have this problem, especially right after I'd let go of the weight, where it would sting pretty badly through the side of my forearm. I just used less weight and it eventually got better with time. Every now and then though when I use a lot of weight the pain returns. You could also try adjusting your hand positions so that they are slightly turned counter-clockwise from being parallel to the ground.
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    Oct 14, 2010 8:44 AM GMT
    Tazo995 saidMachines suck, go with the dumbbells
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    Oct 14, 2010 8:54 AM GMT
    I think whats happening is that the angle of muscle contraction is putting incorrect pressure the nerve that runs through that area... I woudl try to position your arm in a differnet manner, so that the pressure is not put on that nerve
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    Oct 14, 2010 9:43 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Tazo995 saidMachines suck, go with the dumbbells
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    x3. why use a machine when dumbell curls are so easy to do? just grab a dumbell and go to town. try it and see if your discomfort doesn't go away.
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    Oct 14, 2010 9:45 AM GMT
    I get the same thing with the EZ-curl bar.
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    Oct 14, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    I started using free weights and agree that it works WAY better then the machine...

    So now my dependence on the machines starts here... Now if I can only figure out what to do without looking like an idiot...
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    Oct 14, 2010 3:36 PM GMT
    TheProduct said
    paulflexes said
    Tazo995 saidMachines suck, go with the dumbbells
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    x3. why use a machine when dumbell curls are so easy to do? just grab a dumbell and go to town. try it and see if your discomfort doesn't go away.

    x4

    Especially a one arm dumbbell preacher curl, focusing on form and tempo