Hello everyone, total noob here.
I just started (like yesterday) lifting and I started out with bicep curls. Today its almost like my arms can't totally relax straight and there's tightness and pain on the top of my arms just above my elbows (maybe the biceps tendon?). I only did 20lbs at 3 sets/20 reps (like I said, I'm a total noob-with little arms I might add).
How can I prevent this kind of soreness in the future?
if you've never lifted before you're going to be sore the first week or two...give your body time to adjust to the new amount of stress on it and the soreness will dissipate as your body gets used to working out
B: 255x1 DL: 375x1 SQ: work in progress
Goals: B-275 D-400 S-275 Weight- 180
60 reps of curls is a lot of volume for a small muscle like the biceps. You will get sore. Use more weight and less reps next time (maybe 5-8 reps). More is not better. Anyway, pullups and rows will build your biceps. Focus on big compound movements, forget the small stuff.
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Give your body a 2-3 week break in period. The soreness should go away after that....
The first 2 weeks arnt the worst. After that the soreness creeps into your mind and never stops when you look in the mirror saying your never big enough.....
Last edited by Luke1081; 08-16-2010 at 08:49 AM.
Im eating like an ANIMAL training like a hell raiser and hoping to be as big as possible...
I just want the girls to say WOW!
Click on the Starting Strength link, and consider adopting this program over what you were currently doing. It's very good for the person that is just taking up lifting, and generates great results very quickly.
Last edited by Iplan; 08-16-2010 at 10:02 AM.
Does this pose make my camera look big?
"We're not as good as we want to be, we're not as good as we should be, but thank God we're not as bad as we used to be..."
60 reps on day 1???!!!
if you continue like that you won't be able to move.
for your first week, drop the reps and weight, then build it up week 2 and by the 3rd you should be hitting it hard.
unless of course you enjoy not being able to move
Last edited by liquidmonkey; 08-19-2010 at 10:24 AM.
H - 185cm (6'1") W - 85 kg (188 lbs) Age - 38