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    preacher curls

    Is there any difference at all between using a preacher curl machine and using a bb and preacher bench?
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    is their a difference between using a machine bench press and a barbell and a bench? of course there is and im pretty sure everyone or most of the ppl here will agree free weights are better!

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    One arm can/will cheat for the weaker. Unlike barbell preacher curl.
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    Preacher curls suck either way, do bb curls, they = good!
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    I'd go for anything other than machine curls. I work biceps twice a week, doing different exercises on each day. All in all, I probably do about 6 different bicep exercises...none of which are machine curls. All free weight.

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    Pretty much what I thought. The reason I asked was because I was reading a bicep workout and it basically said they were interchangable. I should have considered the source - MM (Muscle Media)
    And Goin_Big I just use preacher curls at the end of bicep day to shred every last bit of muscle fiber and I don't use the machine.
    Thanks for the good explanations.
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    I was jk anyhow runt, although I don't like preachers myself.
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    Runt, FYI:

    The preacher-style curls work more on your brachialis as opposed to your biceps brachii . . .

    I'll do preacher bench stuff occasionally, but by and large I am satisfied to let the brachialis develop as a synergist with the biceps rather than targeting it directly . . .

    if you're working out to look buff, the biceps is the big one here and gives you your 'guns'. of course once you get BIG BIG, I guess you gotta work the brachialis separately too...

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    Originally posted by Callahan
    Runt, FYI:

    The preacher-style curls work more on your brachialis as opposed to your biceps brachii . . .

    I'll do preacher bench stuff occasionally, but by and large I am satisfied to let the brachialis develop as a synergist with the biceps rather than targeting it directly . . .

    if you're working out to look buff, the biceps is the big one here and gives you your 'guns'. of course once you get BIG BIG, I guess you gotta work the brachialis separately too...

    How is that possible? how can a curl target one muscle over the other? It can't. tuttut

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