I've been here for a while, and the first thing I learned here is that you can't isolate one specific part of a muscle (upper/lower chest, abs, etc.). But I notice everyone still recommends doing hammer curls to build the brachioradialis (outer forearm).
1) I've been doing these hammer curls for a while, and I like them... but I'm wondering if I wouldn't be getting the same work out (or better) from doing regular barbell curls. Am I really targeting the forearms?
2) If the brachioradialis really can be effectively targeted, wouldn't this exercise be more effective than hammer curls?
3) If I do decide to start doing the reserve curls, do you recommend a regular barbell, or this:
4) Am I neglecting my biceps by doing hammer curls exclusively, or are they getting a sufficient workout? My main concern is my forearms, but I'm just assuming my biceps are being worked too.
5) Which do you recommend?
Reverse Barbell Curls - 3 sets
Hammer Curls - 2 sets
Regular Barbell Curls - 2 sets
Hammer Curls - 3 sets
Thanks for any input.