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Is 90x9 a Lousy Straight Barbell Curl Weight?

if you are 5’10 195

assuming no momentum + 3s negatives

Why does it matter?

[quote]illadelphia91 wrote:
Why does it matter?[/quote]

why doesn’t it matter?

[quote]illadelphia91 wrote:
Why does it matter?[/quote]

This.

How do your biceps look? Are you happy with them? Is the form and weight you’re using allow you to hit the muscle to its optimal ability for your required rep range?

[quote]SSC wrote:

[quote]illadelphia91 wrote:
Why does it matter?[/quote]

This.

How do your biceps look? Are you happy with them? Is the form and weight you’re using allow you to hit the muscle to its optimal ability for your required rep range?[/quote]

no, they are only like 16.5 or 17 inches pumped, i need at least 23 inch arms

i’m just wondering because I never see videos of people doing high rep work with like 150 lbs or anything like that for biceps… was wondering where most bodybuilders(natty or non natty) tend to max around?

This is a bb forum, that’s why it doesnt matter. when bodybuilders are on stage, do they ask how much they curl or do they look at their biceps?

[quote]illadelphia91 wrote:
This is a bb forum, that’s why it doesnt matter. when bodybuilders are on stage, do they ask how much they curl or do they look at their biceps?[/quote]

yet you post your lifts in another thread?

interesting

I think if you’re a noob (or have the mentality and intellect of a noob), which you might be considering the nature of your post, you might want to spend some time gettign soem relative strength up in the bench, overhead press, chinup, bent row, dips, squats, and deadlifts, and just let the numbers in the smaller lifts fall wherre they may and not go nuts over them.

[quote]qeynos wrote:

[quote]illadelphia91 wrote:
This is a bb forum, that’s why it doesnt matter. when bodybuilders are on stage, do they ask how much they curl or do they look at their biceps?[/quote]

yet you post your lifts in another thread?

interesting

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Why you mad brah?

[quote]BrickHead wrote:
I think if you’re a noob (or have the mentality and intellect of a noob), which you might be considering the nature of your post, you might want to spend some time gettign soem relative strength up in the bench, overhead press, chinup, bent row, dips, squats, and deadlifts, and just let the numbers in the smaller lifts fall wherre they may and not go nuts over them. [/quote]

lol? think I learned that useless advice on my first few days lifting.

can’t provide a relevant answer? and how does asking about a bicep curl weight suggest I am a newbie?

by the way you are only 10 lbs more than me, why act all high horse when you are small, is this a joke?

SQUATS AND MILK!

And Pullovers!

[quote]qeynos wrote:

[quote]BrickHead wrote:
I think if you’re a noob (or have the mentality and intellect of a noob), which you might be considering the nature of your post, you might want to spend some time gettign soem relative strength up in the bench, overhead press, chinup, bent row, dips, squats, and deadlifts, and just let the numbers in the smaller lifts fall wherre they may and not go nuts over them. [/quote]

lol? think I learned that useless advice on my first few days lifting.

can’t provide a relevant answer? and how does asking about a bicep curl weight suggest I am a newbie?

by the way you are only 10 lbs more than me, why act all high horse when you are small, is this a joke?
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Please elaborate as to how exactly that is useless advice, since after reading it twice, I still can’t seem to find the useless part.

[quote]qeynos wrote:

[quote]BrickHead wrote:
I think if you’re a noob (or have the mentality and intellect of a noob), which you might be considering the nature of your post, you might want to spend some time gettign soem relative strength up in the bench, overhead press, chinup, bent row, dips, squats, and deadlifts, and just let the numbers in the smaller lifts fall wherre they may and not go nuts over them. [/quote]

lol? think I learned that useless advice on my first few days lifting.

can’t provide a relevant answer? and how does asking about a bicep curl weight suggest I am a newbie?

by the way you are only 10 lbs more than me, why act all high horse when you are small, is this a joke?
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LOL @ you thinking Brick being ‘only’ 10 lbs more then you in anyway shows how distant the two of ya’ll are physique wise.

Brick actually looks like he lifts, has substantial muscle mass, and a low BF%. lol

[quote]BrickHead wrote:
I think if you’re a noob (or have the mentality and intellect of a noob), which you might be considering the nature of your post, you might want to spend some time gettign soem relative strength up in the bench, overhead press, chinup, bent row, dips, squats, and deadlifts, and just let the numbers in the smaller lifts fall wherre they may and not go nuts over them. [/quote]

I agree with this. I find going heavy on compounds and doing higher reps or more pump style work on assistance lifts tends to be better for recovery.

OP, no it is not lousy. But if you are talking pure inches don’t forget that triceps make up most of the upper arm.

My mother has 19 in arms, and they look huge when she squeezes them up against her side.

You mad?

[quote]qeynos wrote:

[quote]BrickHead wrote:
I think if you’re a noob (or have the mentality and intellect of a noob), which you might be considering the nature of your post, you might want to spend some time gettign soem relative strength up in the bench, overhead press, chinup, bent row, dips, squats, and deadlifts, and just let the numbers in the smaller lifts fall wherre they may and not go nuts over them. [/quote]

lol? think I learned that useless advice on my first few days lifting.

can’t provide a relevant answer? and how does asking about a bicep curl weight suggest I am a newbie?

by the way you are only 10 lbs more than me, why act all high horse when you are small, is this a joke?
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Strength on big compounds movements…useless.

Strength on BB curls…very important.

Got it.

Here you go…

Hell yes it is impressive.

Damn I’m impressed.

Spidey: Thanks for the compliment. Trying hard here.

Qeynos: Bro, I didn’t intend to be dismissive at all, especially considering your lift isn’t shabby for strict form and you’re trying hard, which is really what matters. Most here are just average people who love this stuff and no fair people are gonna dismiss some guy asking for help and trying hard at this, regardless of where he stands on the genetics scale or level of advancement.

Many arm exercises don’t lend themselves to monstrous poundages and many of the outrageous arm lifts we here of are inflated or the person is using horrendous form. Just do what you can with then and focus on gettign the big lifts up in the beginning. Then when you get up to good poundages in them, you can more focus on the “feel” of lifts (I’m seeing this is the cycle or pattern most advanced guys come around to).