Fitness Tip by IndyFit
November 24, 2020
3 Tips to Improve your Bicep Curl
- Less is more. Arnold Schwarzenegger used to find much amusement at the fact that in the gym, guys with arms half the size of his would be curling twice as much weight as him. The problem is, the more weight you try to curl, the more you begin recruiting other muscles to help you move it. This means less isolation of the bicep and ultimately less growth.
- Don’t swing your arms. Try to focus on keeping your elbows from moving forward during the curl. If your arms are swinging or your elbows are coming forward, it’s because you’re using too much shoulders in the movement—which again means less isolation and growth.
- Breathe. There are many benefits to deep, controlled breathing, but especially when lifting weights. Adequate oxygen supply to the muscles is essential for strength, endurance, and recovery. Try to breathe out as you curl the weight up and in as you lower it back down.
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by Craig Miller, IndyFit
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