Biceps never sore?

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    Dec 04, 2012 5:01 AM GMT
    Been on a serious workout/strict diet for about 3ontga now. Dropped 2% BF and put on a pound of lean muscle.

    Recently I've been concentrating on my form for every workout and definitly feel that my muscles are getting hit harder, but I can't seem to make my biceps sore, ever! I tried all the techniques from bending over and knees close.. No result! The only workout that I feel my biceps burn is incline curls but I can only do so much of a workout until its used to it.

    I squeeze my bicep when I'm at top and then my wrist. Any other workout? I think I'm using my back too much on curls. Seems like I'm just getting a serious forearm workout now

    Thanks
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 04, 2012 6:42 AM GMT
    You're probably not working them right.
    How many sets do you do?
    How much weight do u increase each set?
    Do you do supersets?
    Do you combine free weights and chin/pull ups?

    I'd make u cry the next day after a bicep work-out. I preacher curl 110 lbs. 10 timesicon_cool.gif
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    Dec 05, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidYou're probably not working them right.
    How many sets do you do?
    How much weight do u increase each set?
    Do you do supersets?
    Do you combine free weights and chin/pull ups?

    I'd make u cry the next day after a bicep work-out. I preacher curl 110 lbs. 10 timesicon_cool.gif


    Okay, I finally felt those bitches this morning. it's very sore.. It seems like my biceps are the weakest point of my body. What I did was concentrated on a lot of form and up'd my repetition

    It seemed like the 3x10-12 didn't get me a burn but the lighter weight and doing it up to 20-30, made it hurt...

    I've also noticed that I was embarrassed to do the 15 and 10's so I would do higher weight and my form would be sloppy

    And yes I do back workouts with supersets
  • Medjai

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    Dec 05, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    I have a lot of muscles that don't get sore. They just get weak and fail. It has to do with one of two things: either your muscles are not engaging in sufficient lactic acid fermentation to cause a burn, or your body is very efficient at removing it.

    If your hitting failure, regardless of muscle burn, you'll make progress.
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    Dec 05, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    Medjai saidI have a lot of muscles that don't get sore. They just get weak and fail. It has to do with one of two things: either your muscles are not engaging in sufficient lactic acid fermentation to cause a burn, or your body is very efficient at removing it.

    If your hitting failure, regardless of muscle burn, you'll make progress.


    Thank you, learning about my body everyday, I have to fit failure on my biceps and back, since they are super weak in my body..

    Thank you guys again seriously
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    Dec 05, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    I recently started using creatine. Now getting sore is a thing of the past, yet I have more strength and power.

    Weird how that works...
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    Dec 05, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI recently started using creatine. Now getting sore is a thing of the past, yet I have more strength and power.

    Weird how that works...


    Be sure to update your pics so we can see the progress. You should probably let your chest hair grow back in those pics too. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 05, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI recently started using creatine. Now getting sore is a thing of the past, yet I have more strength and power.

    Weird how that works...


    L-glutamine is my secret weapon against day after pain. Beautiful stuff.
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    Dec 05, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    Myol said
    paulflexes saidI recently started using creatine. Now getting sore is a thing of the past, yet I have more strength and power.

    Weird how that works...


    Be sure to update your pics so we can see the progress. You should probably let your chest hair grow back in those pics too. icon_biggrin.gif
    Right now I'm still getting back in shape...put on some unwanted pounds (20 of them) during my 8 months of hell in Arizona.

    I'll post more pics around the end of this month. It already feels great to be back in paradise with my home gym and friends to cycle with. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 07, 2012 10:56 PM GMT
    I can always find someone to get my arms sore the next day. Drop sets and 21s usually do the trick. Alot of them.
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    Dec 08, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    I struggled with this for a while too. For me, the answer was pyramid training (I'll do 15 reps at a high weight, 8 reps at a medium weight and 6 at a low weight) but this won't necessarily work for everyone. Have you tried supersets? Sometimes they can really add that extra bit of burn to your workout.

    Also, I guess it's important to remember that sore muscles aren't always the best indicator of a good workout. Also, the bicep is a relatively small muscle so be aware that you might be overworking it too. I try to take a good few days, or sometimes even a week, between bicep workouts.

    Sort of an opinion piece, but I hope that helps a little.