When i do standing DB curls i tend to cheat ( I can't seem to help it) by using my back muscles and leg leverage to get the last few reps done. Would doing seated DB curls alleviate this problem and give my biceps a better workout, even though i will have to drop some weight for seated curls?
PS I only do 2 sets of isolations for biceps, first I do 3 sets of back rows and 3 sets of rear delt rows.
Last edited by JConrad; 10-25-2006 at 06:22 AM.
Originally Posted by JConrad
Have you tried doing your standing curls by leaning backwards against a wall?
This should take your back and leg muscles out of the equation. If you still can not help coming forwards and using leg and back muscles then you are using too much weight.
I never "taught" myself or allowed any sort of cheating so i have absolutely no problem with thinking that i cheat on reps. This is why you should always do it correctly to start with, and you progress from there.Originally Posted by JConrad
Anyway though, the answer to your question is probably a yes. Provided that you dont cheat whilst seated aswell, im sure it will be more benificial to you. You could also try leaning against a wall when you do them, or you can get those aids that go around your torso and your arms rest against it "limiting" your potential to cheat.
Personally though, if you think you are cheating, drop the weights right down and start with good form for a few weeks. Before you know it you'll be doing the same weight the correct way...
Age: 25 Height:5/9" Weight: 180lbs/ 80kgs
Current PR's (updated 19th March.)
Bench: 325lbs/ 145kgs
Dead: 395lbs/ 180kgs
Squat: 370lbs/ 165kgs x 1 parallel.
Drop the weight, get your form right, and when you can complete your sets without cheating then up the weight.
But the whole point is if I do them seated then I won't have to learn how not to cheat. As for standing against a wall, in my small room the only place I could do this is againt the closet doors and they are a little too weak already.Originally Posted by Unreal
So I'm gonna do them seated from now on.
Learning "how not to cheat" is not some feat of extreme physical dexterity and skill.Originally Posted by JConrad
Just don't swing. Geez.
Don't bother with any seated exercises.
:withstupi agreed. Trying to run away from proper form isn't going to get you anywhere. Stay the course learn how to do them without cheating you'll feel like you accomplished something opposed to just sitting down. Thats just my opinion.Originally Posted by MixmasterNash