hate hate arms
do a few dips after chest shoulder day and a few curls after back…but do i hate em
Work some CGBP and some chins in and you’ll never have to do another dip or curl…
Chins blow my arms up way more than curls ever did. But I could never give up dips.[/quote]
If you can get optimal biceps development from just chins (and variations), you’re a lucky man.
You’re also in the minority.
Most people, eventually, will need to incorporate some form of curls into their routine for best results.
I’ve performed pretty much every variation on the pull ups and chin ups imaginable. In the Your ‘Big 3’ thread in this subforum, I even mentioned a movement that most would find…unique (although the principle behind it is nothing new). But my biceps really didn’t start to attain that ‘wow’ factor until I began to intelligently incorporate some curling. And this is true with a great majority of folks I work with.
And before anyone gives that tired cliche of gymnasts they see on tv…well, if they’re good enough be on a televised event, they’re also national level or world class; so it’s not a stretch to say they’ve been dealt a pretty decent genetic hand which would respond to just pull ups and chin ups.
Yea, I kind of agree with you. Davyboy said he hated hated training arms, and I was just suggesting a less isolating movement that has worked well for me. I probably shouldn’t have said ‘never’ though. I can’t really do curls anymore. They cause too much pain after a while on inside of my elbow.
And since I started doing chin variations, my arms have never looked fuller, even more so than when I was knocking out tons of curls. Maybe not “optimal” development as you put it, but that’s not really what i’m going for. I find that as I strengthen the whole body through the main lifts, and chins, rows, dips, my arms naturally follow.