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Anyone Else Feel The Same Way ?


#1

i hate bicep curls, i rather do any other excercise than curls.....


#2

There's nothing wrong with some good, old-fashioned barbell curls. They hit the spot.


#3

Yea, that and sit ups/any ab work.


#4

Drag curls and Scott Hammer curls are more better.


#5

Nah, for me it's any type of calf exercise. Have to devote so much time to make them grow and they have very little functional benefit relative to the time I need to spend on them so that they'd grow.

-MAtt


#6

yes finally someone who agrees with me i would much rather squat 7 times a week then do biceps i just hate curling. but yet i do it so my arms arent to small


#7

the only reason I hate them is because using anthing over 115 my radius or ulna...not sure which one...hurts terribly.. Feels like it's about to snap in half or spiral fracture.


#8

I just get really bored with movements that "pump" the muscle. I think "the pump" is very boring and I don't like to "squeeze at the top" and "stretch at the bottom" (that doesn't mean I don't use good form either, getting hurt isn't fun). I just think bodybuilding is so tedious it takes the fun out of weightlifting.


#9

Someone who finally understands me.


#10

I don't like doing curls at all. I'd rather hit some chins.


#11

Yeah don't like them.

But I dislike Bench Press even more!


#12

This is the one thing that I hate, but like a lot of people say (and I believe to a certain extent) if you dont like an exercise, it probably means that you need to do it more.


#13

I actually quite like them, think I do them so rarely they're kind of novel for me.

Now any kind of flies or laterals I hate with a passion! Flat, bent over, incline, standing, front whatever...anything that involves flapping my arms around. They're the most annoying things ever!

And I've gotta do a whole bunch of them right now for shoulder rehab!


#14

I dislike doing barbell curls, but enjoy dumbell curls. Go figure.


#15

I hear that! After awhile mine started getting worse... aching down at 100 lbs or less, with a dull ache sometimes lasting until after the workout. It's all about the dumbbells now.


#16

Yup. I'm in the same group as the pain people. Can't use a straight bar at all.

Plus, I have this weird thing that only my biceps do: I'll start out well, doing a weight for around ten reps. Then, on my next set I'll only get 8 with the same weight. Then, six.

Itdoesn't matter if it's a light weight or a long rest period...my biceos just get fatigued and full of lactic acid ridiculously quickly.

Antbody else familiar with this?


#17

My wrists are so bad that I can't use a straight bar, and even a cambered bar hurts really bad. I can only use db's or ropes - any thing that keeps me from having to lock my wrists in a palms up, or even slightly rotated posititon.


#18

I'm the same way. Any other exersise I can get a rep scheme simmilar to: (8, 8, 7, 7) but with curls it would be (8, 6, 5, give up). Even if I'm not going to failure with the curls.

I havn't curled in a while now though. That's why I keep chin-ups in my routine instead of pull-ups (for the most part anyway).


#19

curling is fun when doing 10rms at 7reps


#20

Umm...I think you meant to say more gooder!