How much do you curl?

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  1. quantiqus Brown Belt

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    With barbell or dumbells... how many repetitions
    Also, the bodyweight

    Just curious about some measurements...
     
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  2. JimRussel Purple Belt

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    50-70lb dumbbells, usually. I keep my curls pretty strict, so it just depends on how many reps I’m aiming for.
     
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    20-30kg barbell for 10-25 reps
     
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    245ishlbs here. I dislike curls and do them like once a month, but when I do do them:
    88lbs barbell for the 10-15 range
    132lbs barbell for the 3-8 range
    52lbs kettlebells for whatever I'm able on the day

    imo, chins and weighted chins all the way.
     
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    sometimes i do curl & press with two 35lbs kettlebells for 10 to 12 reps. i love the curl & press. great movement.
     
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    What happens when you fatigue on the curl first? I mean do you ever actually hit failure on the press?
     
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    My goal in life is to be able to curl 135x12 for a first working set. Will it ever happen who knows?
     
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    depends on what i did prior, dips or pullups. i also do some mild cheat curls at the end of the set. since i am a shitty overhead presser and not strong in general, my press normally fails first.
     
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    Do people in this forum do curls? Why not just row, pull-up, etc.?

    That said, I'd wager my curl is pretty weak. Using strict form, probably 135 1rm. If I'm allowed to turn into an Oly lift, i.e. cheat curl, probably 185.
     
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  11. corpse Random Belt

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    because i enjoy my non-functional useless muscle contractions
     
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    Biceps arent useless. They just can be adequately stressed doing movements that are much more beneficial for full-body strength, athletic performance, aesthetics, etc, than curls.
     
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    Barbell curls are a great bicep mass builder.
     
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    30-35 lb for sets of x8 only to keep my biceps conditioned for mixed grip deadlifts.
     
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    Yeah, they're ok for that. They just don't also build lats, rhomboids, traps, core, etc and improve athletic performance the way rows and pull-ups do.
     
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    Probably not. Training curls isn’t a bad thing though. I mean I just watched the strongest lifter in the world who should know a thing or two throwing in a few sets of barbell curls. Lots of guys I look up to who are amazing lifters train curls.
     
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    You remind me of the people that infested these forums back in the day.

    Bicep curls have their place even for athletic performance.
     
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    Perhaps, depending on the context. For most athletes, though, whatever time/energy they spend doing the would probably be better doing something else. To each his own, though.
     
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    This is strength and conditioning.
    For building your biceps
    curls >everything else.
     
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    You realize people might do curls or variations thereof for reasons other than strength/looks, right?

    Your posting like a guy stuck on Rippetoe’s forum in 2010.

    It’s okay to do curls, man.
     
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