[quote]Tim Henriques wrote:
No laughing at curls now, they are brutal exercise when done heavy and most organizations have switched to a strict curl which is up against the wall and allows for zero cheating.
Also the original powerlifting competitions in the 60’s started out with the big 4 (not 3) and included curls, because they were the biggest muscle that wasn’t really measured by doing squats, bench, and deads (ie you could be strong in those 3 and still have wimpy bis).
Then over time curls were dropped, I am not sure why, probably because PL meets are pretty damn long anyway, but they are making a comeback. Now I am a bit biased because I do curl competitions, but can you really consider yourself strong if you can’t curl a lot? I don’t think so.
Have fun if you start powerlifting, I am sure you will enjoy it.[/quote]
I believe it just goes with the weekend warrior sterotypes. All heavy curlers I know ONLY curl. Walk in wearing abercrombie clothes and gelled hair, curl while staring at their hyooggeee 'ceps in the mirror during and in between the sets, give a nice bicep flex for the bunnies then leave.
Im sure you see them yourself alot. Personally I dont curl, i get massive stimulation from reverse grip deads, barbell rows, heavy shrugs reverse gripped and farmers walks. But believe me, if curling was re-initiated back into the “Big 3” I would live next to that curl rack just as much as the weekenmd warriors.