Overall I have rather large arms because of how thick they are. What can I do to make the biceps larger? My triceps are huge compared to my biceps and I just cannot seem to make the biceps grow. Is it good to do high reps with lower weight or do low reps with heavy to really make the bicep grow?
thanks in advance
How do deadlifts help biceps? Not a lot of stimulation of the bicep on a deadlift.
Seems kind of funny that you say your biceps aren't growing and then you question that deadlifts can make your biceps grow. Go to youtube and view some good deadlifters doing deadlifts. All of them will have well developed biceps, and I'd be willing to bet they didn't get them by doing curls.
Last edited by BigTallOx; 09-09-2009 at 12:01 PM.
My biceps definitely get some work on deadlift day. I don't curl but I still get dead-arm, lol.
Go heavy (be safe) and don't use straps.
My biggest issue right now is my grip/arms giving out before the rest of me does, but I still feel like I get the good work in.
Last edited by Wayward; 09-09-2009 at 12:09 PM.
I do deadlift....I don't know how anyone could lift weights and not do deadlifts I am just saying that my biceps never seem to feel like I am working them while I do deadlifts. I am only up to about 315 on deads though.
I had clavicle reduction due to breaking my collar bone and separating my shoulder in hockey. It has been a long road back to weight lifting. My bench and shoulder press still suffer greatly. Thanks for all the input.
I don't get a curl burn or anything similar to that when doing deadlifts, but I can feel it on the days after sometimes (especially since I'm still way out of shape). It's tough to gauge it sometimes just by feel during the exercise - but next time you do deads, look down at your biceps.
Deadlifts destroy about every fiber in my body. It is a wonder workout! If only it made my penis bigger then we'd be in buisness!
A deadlift, row, chin, and curl is about all you'll need for a long, long time. There are many varieties of each to keep you from getting bored.
Try switching to under grip for either rows and/or pull-ups. FWIW, tris are a relatively larger muscle compared to bis.
I agree that deadlifts put tension on the biceps, Ive seen my own tense a little but I cant say Ive ever had them sore from it or anything near that,
Bodyweight : 195 - Height: 5' 9
DL - 490 x 1 - 462 x 4 ... Nearly 500 so close
BS - 374 x 1 - 330 x 5
BP - 302 x 1 - 258 x 5, 225 x 10
BR - 231 x 1 - 209 x 5
PP - 220 x 1 - 198 x 4
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