I am curling 95 pounds super strict barbell curls. Would you all consider that I am real weak or above average? Now I am talking super strick form here, no swing movement at all. Maybe some of you could give me your poundage so I can compare. Note if I cheat a little I can go with 45 lbs plates on the olympic bar. that would be 135 lbs
Last edited by big454; 08-13-2006 at 09:04 PM.
1- It depends on how much you weigh and how long you've been working out.
2- Curling is not a real measure of strength
Started working out again about 2yrs now. I weigh 230 lbs
Don't be hard on yourself, if your doing those curls in strict form. You see a lot of people in gyms swing the weight or do some kind of jerk in the beginning of the rep. You hardly never see people curling the weight using strict form. A lot of people don't train correctly and that's one of the many reasons they don't improve muscular whys. Proper diet and proper form is what it's about. Keep training buddy, your biceps are looking big. I can see definition in the triceps too.
another friendly member from wbb welcoming new membersOriginally Posted by MixmasterNash
Hi, and welcome to the forum, you have good size and moderate strength, the best advice is to listen to the senior members on here, the have helped me a lot, and this is definetly the right place to learn.
The amount you can curl is generally no the best indication of strength, the more recognized indication is your strength in 'the big 3', which are deadlift, squat, and bench press.
Other important factors are your diet, and your routine, it will help you enormously to get help if you post these, dont be afraid of the criticism you may receive people know their stuff and are trying to help, not put you off.
Always use the search first, questions have inevitably arisen before.
Have fun lifting and getting big/strong/both.
i can curl 95lbs for 6 standing against a pole
i'm 5'7" and 150lbs.
I can do 1rep chin up with 100lbs =)
SO if you can do 135.. that's pretty ok
I can curl (ughs, almost) half my bodyweight for working sets...And my strength levels (bodyweight to weight lifted ratio wise) ain't all that great.
5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.
New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.