How much can you curl?

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  1. Jack Handy jr

    Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    Strict form standing or preacher with no crazy back arching.

    I know curls aren't very beneficial from a chain "functional strength" standpoint. But at my age it's the one exercise I can still do with a fuck ton of weight and not have pain.

    I still do bench. but I have a bad impingement. so I don't go as nearly as heavy as I did in my 20's, and 30's.

    but I'm still curling just earlier today I did 3 sets X 10 reps with 125lbs.
     
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    60+ kilos on the ez curl bar for reps. I've been working them a lot recently after neglecting them for years but I'm finding it's stressing my left elbow a little.
     
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    I prefer DB curls a lot more than BB. I think I can do around 50 lbs for 10.
     
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    Biceps are my weakest muscle genetically. I'm 6'1 with super log arms and have never had large biceps. Probably curl like 40s current but don't really focus on them.
     
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    about 110-120 when lifting consistently. I know a guy who's a former power lifter who can rep 180 strict.
     
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    Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    trust me lads curls is the one exercise you will be able to do in your mid forties without pain. I can do other lifts but the warm up and stretch and shoulder creaks and cracks I have to endure now is rarely worth it.

    watch the diet and curl
     
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    but... but it's not functional!
     
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    I don't curl wiht a barbell or strict curl, but I do hammer curls to help make sure I don't tear a bicep. Usually something like 3x10 with 50lb dumb bell
     
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    95 lbs barbell reps 10-15reps slow. Can't go alot heavier because I don't want exacerbate bicep tendonitis at the elbow.
    Used to do heavy seated machine rows which takes some stress off the elbows and it also improved standing curl strength.
     
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    Sets of 10 with 125 is impressive. I’ve always wanted to be able to do that with 135. That’s my dream goal. It seems impossible though. I mean I’m not even on your level yet.
     
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    I use to do 45's on each side until I slipped a disc. then I saw Kevin Levrone curling 225 for reps like it wasnr shit. i'm certain that I saw a picture of prime Ronnie Coleman curling 315 for reps
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    On a side note, try decline presses, they should hurt the shoulders a lot less. And don't just accept shoulder pain, you can fix it.
     
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