How to add 5 lbs of weight onto bicept curl in one week.

  • MadeinMich

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    Aug 28, 2009 4:26 AM GMT
    So here's the deal. I have been doing arm curls for the last 2 weeks. I try curl both bicepts at the same time with 12 reps of 20 lbs, 10 reps of 25 lbs, 8 reps of 30 lbs, and I try to attempt 6 reps of 35. But my left arm gives out at 2-3 reps and my right arm gives out at 3 reps. I really want to make it to 6 reps of 35 lbs by next week. Any recommendations on how to do this. And please don't tell me tha I have to wait. I know I can do this I just have to figure out how. I just need to get a few more reps of this exercise in.
  • silverfox

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    Aug 28, 2009 6:15 AM GMT
    If it were me, I would not be doing so many reps at lighter weights before your target curl weight. Obviously you can handle 35 pounds.

    Just do one set of 10 reps each arm at say....25 pounds. Then go right into 35 pounds.


    That's what I recommend.
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    Aug 28, 2009 3:02 PM GMT
    There's no reason for you to be doing 6 reps at 35. Judging by your images, it's not likely you can do 35 lbs in good form. Stay at the higher counts, especially if you're interested in sacriplasmic hypertrophy, and staying injury free for a lifetime. You don't need to be hurting yourself through bad form and too heavy weights.

    You can wait, and train intelligently, and in good form, or, train like an idiot and get hurt.

    By training intelligently, you'll have a much better long term outcome.
  • MadeinMich

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    Aug 28, 2009 3:06 PM GMT
    thanks guys. silverfox1 you make a lot of since, perhaps i'll give that a try. don't know why i didn't think of that. i must have been pretty prideful. thanks chunckystud for your advice
  • Latenight30

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    Aug 28, 2009 3:48 PM GMT
    figure out how? This isn't some xbox game you are playing where there is a code and a trick to it.
    Good form wil get you farther than just throwing weight around.
    Take your time...and you don't want huge biceps and small triceps and be out of proportion.