I’m doing Madcow’s 5x5 program, and was wondering how much weight to use for the biceps/triceps. If I can do 50 pounds on bicep for 8 reps (im not very strong), should I do that much, or should I lower it to 45 or 40? I don’t know exactly what your trying to do with accessory lifts (stimulate muscles with as much weight as possible? Low weight?). Any clarifacation is appreciated.
Oh, and another question: How much is a standard curl bar, 15 or 25 pounds? I’m assuming it’s 15.