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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Reverse Curls

    Reverse curls hit the forearms right? Like, reverse preacher curl is more of a forearm excercise than a bicep one? Also, how much do you guys do on your preacher curl relative to your reverse preacher curl. Mine are pretty much the same right now. I don't want them to be the same so I was thinking to not do reverses for a little while.

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    why wouldn't you want it the same?
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    My reverse curls are far weaker than my regular ones. I also have tiny little forearms.
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    Reverse curls are still a primary bicep exercise. My reverse curls are quite a bit weaker than my normal curls.
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    Reverse curls hit the brachialis, much like a hammer curl with the dumbell. As a comparison, I barbell curled 90 x 6, for 3 sets, and reverse barbell curled 45 x 8, 55 x 8, 65 x 8. It's really hard on your thumbs, as the thumb has a direct link to the brachialis, and you have to put the bar weight on the inner side of the thumb, or the inner thumb side of the index finger (which puts the stress basically on the remaining fingers). If that makes any sense.

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    Actually, it kills my wrists. I normally do it with a rotating bar on the pulley station.
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    I didn't want them to be the same because I was afraid that I would have bigger forearms than biceps. I also read in a book that it was impossible to reverse curl more than you curled.

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    It's probably because you're using the EZ bar. It's a thinner bar, so you can bet a mcuh stronger grip. I bet I could do 80lbs reverse on the EZ too, and that's my regualr EZ max.
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    i can do two 35's for 5, but only 4 10's for 6. But that hurts my left thumbs like crazy. I do the forearm roller thing now - homemade too =).

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