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    other than pull ups and rows, I started doing reverse curls with a band. It doesn't do much, but I do them maybe once a week, fairly light, higher reps, doesn't solve tendonitis problems but it feels slightly helpful, and takes minimal time as I do them between sets of something else I would be doing anyways.

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    I rarely train them directly. But I do do heavy rows and chins so maybe that's why my elbows have stayed relatively healthy (knock on wood)

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    I always finish my upper body days training with curls. On ME I do Hammer Curls 3 x 8 and speed day IŽll go alternated dumbell curls for 3 sets x 10/12 reps.
    I never train biceps the day before heavy squatting.

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    I usually do 6-9 sets of biceps and triceps on my speed bench day. I'm always switching exercises to keep from getting bored.
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    Does anyone see any correlation from upping their bicep strength to the conventional powerlifts? I've always bought into the "weak link" thinking, and didn't know if this was one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luigisacs View Post
    Does anyone see any correlation from upping their bicep strength to the conventional powerlifts? I've always bought into the "weak link" thinking, and didn't know if this was one of them.
    Bench... you will see a definite carryover in bench depending on your build and bench technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JK1 View Post
    Bench... you will see a definite carryover in bench depending on your build and bench technique.
    Yup... especially with the eccentric, the pause and overall control. Plus, mass moves weight, pure and simple. Maybe not mass on calves... but biceps? definitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas View Post
    Yup... especially with the eccentric, the pause and overall control. Plus, mass moves weight, pure and simple. Maybe not mass on calves... but biceps? definitely.
    You need calves for squats and deadlifts---for knee extension. Remember the gastroc crosses the back of the knee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JK1 View Post
    You need calves for squats and deadlifts---for knee extension. Remember the gastroc crosses the back of the knee.
    You know... theoretically, that makes sense. In practice... not so much. Just my own experience blows that idea out ov the water... in 7 years ov raw powerlifting... i've put 385lbs onto my squat... i've almost tripled my first-day squat max. In that time my quads have grown about 6". My calves (and consider the amount ov Olympic work i've done in this time... all VERY calf-heavy)... have grown a whopping 1/2". Now just go ahead and conjure up 100 pictures ov elite Olympic lifters... all ridiculous squatters... all with massive, often utterly mutated upper legs... and small calves. The ones that do have big calves were generally born with them.

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