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    REVERSE CURLS Effective For Biceps Development.. ?

    I was curious about something real quick. How effective are standing barbell reverse curls for biceps development? Obviously they hit your brachialis and forearms pretty hard, but for stimulating the biceps are they a good exercise or no?

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    personally I have to use a lighter weight, so that they don't damage my wrist or forearm, so they don't hit my biceps very hard.

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    For biceps, I'd say no.
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    stick to BB curl, IMO. Its the best, again IMO.

    Edit: Its like the old saying goes "can't shoot a cannon from a canoe" Well its true for biceps as well except your not shooting a cannon from your biceps. Your forearms will gradually grow as you increase weight on BB curl, because you need stronger forearms to support the weight.
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    it's like saying will close grip bench press make a big chest, well, it's not too effective.
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    im doing reverse EZ bar curls and i do it after biceps to finish off my forearms....
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    Okay guys thanks for the replies. I was just wondernig. Would regular BB curls be very effective at hitting the brachialis/upper forearms. Maybe thats a better question.


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    I agree with everyone above.

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    What about reverse curls being effective at hitting your forearms? Including your extensors and flexors?


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    That's what I do them for.
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    I am assuming that you would recommend reverse curls over wrist curls for overall forearm development huh?



    .. Ill probably include them on my next HST cycle.

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    They'd be effective for forearms. I screwed up my wrists for a couple months from going to heavy when I first began training. **Be careful**

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    Reverse curls would be an effective forearm movement? Compared to wrist curls and the wrist roller etc.?



    ... Because I want to do ONE forearm exercise that will really work well but I cant decide which.

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    I think so. If you are also not using straps for your others exercises you should be in great shape. (rows, shrugs, chins, etc etc)

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    Yeah bro I havnt used straps in months. Really like to hit my grip hard in all of my pulling exercises. Seems to indirectly stimulate my forearms. Also pinch gripping the plates when I load them seems to hit my hands/forearms hard. This is very indirect. But for example if I load five 45s on each side of the leg press Ill pinch each one to carry it over to the leg press. This seems to fry my hands a grip a little too. And with HST I start with leg presses..


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    Little things like that will make a difference later on though.

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    Yeah thats exactly what I thought. I figured that hitting my hands and fingers and my forearms a little bit throughout my entire workout will eventually lead to some good stimulation.


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    I am curious what the best HAND PLACING for reverse curls? I am thinking the same as standing barbell curls but I am not sure.


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    Shoulder width or a bit narrower I'd say.
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    Oh okay Ill just do that then. Shoulder width is probably what I will end up going with.


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