September 11th -18
Warm up bonus junk
Dumbbell Shrug, Face Down on Incline Bench x15, then a few rows
Standing - T -Y -I Raises with tiny dumbbells x8 with holds at top
Wide Grip Pulldowns to Front x15 hold at bottom
155 x10, 10
Dumbbell Incline Press + Mini Band
50 x10, 10
Pec Deck, Hands on Elbow Pads
1 set to get proper seat height and hand position
Barbell Front Raise (EZ Curl Bar)
+30 x6, 7, 8
85 x12, 12, 12
Spider Curl with Barbell
65 x10, 10, 12
Plank Series x2
I haven’t put much thought into curls for awhile. They sometimes irritate my shoulder, and without noticing i developed a pretty narrow grip. Which is probably why curls have sucked, become boring and bothered my shoulder. Vicious Cycle.
I started messing with them more and it’s been a useful change. Yesterday I did some sets wide, hands out against the rings on the Texas Bar. This kinda pushed my elbows into my sides and felt new and nice. I tried to go “medium” width and realised that grip was actually shoulder width. “Regular” grip was pretty close with elbows just barely turned out. By far the least cool and least natural of the grips.
Spider Curls were fun too. It felt natural to lift the elbows at the top and bring the bar up in front of my face. Like old school body builder style. ROM so far.
I think I let the Negative Nancy s who don’t like curls influence me for awhile there. But that was silly. Look how fun they are.