I know some people around here think they are totally useless.
On the days I do them, I’m working compound lifts to simple lifts, so the bicep curl is generally my last lift of the day (I might do some pullups, or whatever after just to feel done).
So lets say, against what seems like most people are saying, I want direct bicep stimulation.
I’ve been doing curls on the preacher bench, and also mixing it up with the dumbbells.
Besides the obvious “what’s the best direct bicep stimulation”, I also notice that by the end of my sets on the preacher bench the outside (if my arms are my my side) of my forearm really gets sore/feels tight. I don’t notice this with anything but the when I do the curls on the preacher.
Is this the result of bad technique on my part, or a severely underdeveloped muscle that I’m just not hitting doing anything else?
It actually hurts more after I’m done lifting, and unclench my grip on the bar, than when I’m actually lifting. The sensation runs down the length of my forearm along the bone.