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    Jun 30, 2009 9:26 AM GMT


    When you do arm curls (for the biceps) what is the max weight you use for each dumbell in each hand and how many reps you do ?
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    Jul 23, 2009 5:26 PM GMT
    4x50 (per hand) without cheating. i'm pretty dis proportionally strong for my size.
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    Jul 23, 2009 5:37 PM GMT
    GHoSTic said

    When you do arm curls (for the biceps) what is the max weight you use for each dumbell in each hand and how many reps you do ?


    max 50lbs., 6-8 reps. bulking phase.
    max25-35lbs., 10=-12 reps. lean phase.
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    Jul 24, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    50lb for 3 sets of about 8 to 10 but I generally don't do bicep curls anymore
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    Jul 24, 2009 3:33 AM GMT
    i think the 50s are the heaviest i've ever used but i havent used dumbells in years for simple curls. maybe concentration curls or curls on a preacher bench. for simple curls i prefer the bar
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    Jul 24, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    Biceps tendonitis. I max out with 30's these days, but I manage to do 21's for both regular double curls and hammers. icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 24, 2009 5:23 AM GMT
    50 max. but i generally do 35's and concentrate on better form and more reps
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    Jul 24, 2009 5:24 AM GMT
    Muchmore, I know what I'm getting my boyfriend now... lol.


    I keep it fairly light. 25x12 for three sets of preacher curls. I don't do standing bicep curls.
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    Jul 24, 2009 6:48 AM GMT
    45 4x10 or until failure or until form is compromised
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    Jul 24, 2009 7:01 AM GMT
    30-35 lbs 12, 12, 10, 10,8 (usually the first arm workout so warmup included)
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    Jul 24, 2009 7:02 AM GMT
    Crap I'm weak. I've gotten up to 40s but nowadays it's more like 30s are the upper end.
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    Jul 24, 2009 7:05 AM GMT
    I can do 50lbs but only on low reps about 5-6 for 4 sets.

    I wouldn't worry about how much you can curl but the results you get from your curls.
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    Jul 24, 2009 10:03 AM GMT
    I have gone as high as 60. But the idea isn't necessarily to max out. Instead, you want to use strict form to tax the muscle.

    If you do DB curls properly, you can get a burn with 30's. You might also try pairing curls with triceps exercises like pushdowns. One set of each and then rest. Repeat three times.

    Something else I have tried occasionally is to "run the rack." That means curling with heaviest DB you can for 6-8 reps and then, without stopping, grabbing the next lightest weight and working on down until you can't lift anything else. This is not recommended on a regular basis but perhaps once every six weeks to stimulate muscle growth.

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    Jul 24, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    40lbs each arm, 8 reps
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    Jul 24, 2009 9:49 PM GMT
    My Ex!!!
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    Jul 25, 2009 10:00 AM GMT
    stringman saidMy Ex!!!


    That's called treating him like an object.. no wonder he's your EX now .. lol ..

    How heavy was he ?
  • Webster666

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    Aug 01, 2009 6:23 AM GMT
    3 sets of 8 reps with 55# dumbbells
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    Aug 24, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    update: 50 pounds each dumbbell as of yesterday, 7 reps
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    Aug 24, 2009 6:19 PM GMT
    man, yall amaze me, I have NO fucking strength!

  • cowboyathlete

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    Aug 24, 2009 6:27 PM GMT
    8 reps. 75 on the first set and 80 on the second set.
  • MadeinMich

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    Aug 24, 2009 6:43 PM GMT
    35 lbs at 3 or 4 reps ( i have a long ways to go)
  • gymguy81

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    Aug 24, 2009 7:05 PM GMT
    55 lbs 4 reps i can hammer 60 ill bet
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Aug 24, 2009 7:37 PM GMT
    I hobber around 45-50.. 3 sets of 10.....icon_biggrin.gif
  • EricLA

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    Aug 24, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
    I'm currently at 35s for almost all of my current dumb bell exercises, including arm curls. I do three sets of about 7-9 reps.

    For the reclining bench overhead press I use 50s.
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    Aug 31, 2009 2:32 AM GMT
    5x70lbs - strict!