i am doing them around 5 days a week i usually do Hammer curls,preacher curls and barbell curls i do 4 sets of 10 for each, but on my last set i can only manage around 6 or 8. The reason i ask is im not sure if i am overdoing them because they are not acheing at all the next day even though im pushing them to the limit the day before so i just do them all the time basically, i do alternate what i do for my biceps i have just used them 3 as an example. I just want to know if i am hindering any gains by doing them nearly every 24 hours.
Whats your whole routine look like?
An aching after you lift is not what you are trying to acheive!!!
5 days a week for any muscle is far too much
A good set up would be 2 times a week max
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Last edited by nddillon; 07-28-2007 at 02:29 PM.
Once a week is plenty, you'll hit'em again on back day.
short answer: YES
I'm curious to see what the rest of your routine looks like
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aint got time to write down my whole routine but tommorow morning ill be doing my chest:
Dips 3 x 30
Cable cross overs (dont know the propper name) 2 x 15 Only light to strech off
Flat 3 x 8
Incline 3 x 8
Decline 3 x 8
Flat flys 3 x 8
Incline flys 3 x 8
the weight goes up after each set and i usually only manage about 5 on my last set
due to time issues i go back in the late afternoon/evening to do another area
That's probably not the best routine for someone with your experience.
You might want to read around a bit to find a more suitible routine.
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what are your goals then it's easier to help you out
your are using the smith machine and your trying to make it ach
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You're way overdoing it, buddy! I train my biceps once a week. I do them the same day I do back. After barbell rows and all that I use the cable crossover and set the cables at about the height of my head and just pull my arms inward. It works really really well for me; way better than BB/DB curls. Your biceps are probably begging you for some time to heal and grow!
Track your foods for a week. Eat like you normaly would. After a week find your average calories per day. Whatever that number is, add 200 to it. Then you will gain weight. If you feel like your not gaining enough, add some more.
What are you doing or legs? If you're not squatting, you should start. Use freeweights for it, too, not the Smith.
That sounds like a bit much for a bloak your size...
Last edited by BBB; 07-29-2007 at 09:51 PM.
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why would i lie about my stats? i have nothing to gain by lying i am here for help not to show off i think it is an average weight for someone my size to be lifting,i have just come out of hospital i was 224lbs before i went in hospital, (i made a post about gaining back the weight, thats the reason i joined)
another picture im not sure how to flex my muscles etc so i just did it like that
Last edited by Gammer1; 07-29-2007 at 07:50 AM.
This bicep thread turned into a chest thread quickly
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You must have lost about 75lbs during that hospital stay.
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I work my biceps during a full body routine once every 5 days. I do only 2 sets of dumbell curls. I'm seeing some pretty good results with just that. Way better than if I did even just 1 more set.
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