I love curls, Barbell Curls, Dumbell Curls, Preacher Curls, Zottman Curls, Concentration Curls, Hammer Curls, Machine Curls, Reverse Curls, Cheats Curls.....The list goes on and on. Struggling to hold onto the weight as i curl it up is truly amazing. Please write your comments on how curls are an awesome exercise. Real men curl!
Note:This is a follow up to "The squat thread," I stated i'd make a curl thread so here it is.
Ya its pretty much the same movement. I'll do a variation on them too where I squat down quarter way, with my torso at about 40 degrees, I rest my elbows right above my knee caps, right in that groove in your quads between the vastus medialis and the vastus lateralis (inner and outer quad) and curl. I saw a video of some guy doing these and gave em a shot. Both are at the same angles so if your at a gym with out that piece of equipment you can use the variation.
There's probably a name for them like "Ukrainian curls"
I just found out stiff legged dead lifts are now called Romanian dead lifts. When did that happen?
Preacher Curls are by far my fave. Nothing activates my biceps like that. and (even though i know this isn't the most important goal in training but cmon..) these are the only curl exercises that get my biceps sore.
For most people they are the same thing, but for those who get off on the minor things, stiff leg DL's usually mean a greater ROM.
EDIT: I just browsed a few other websites and exercises indexes and apparently everyone has a different description. So ignore what I just wrote above. That is only what I always thought the difference was. Carry on.