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Old 04-17-2009, 08:36 AM   #1
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Bicep curls? :)

OK OK, I know this has been discussed. But, I just have to ask.

I have a sensed a negative feeling about doing bicep curls in the crossfit community. Having been a lifter my whole life, I miss doing my curls and have started doing them on Monday's after my WOD.

When I mention this to fellow crossfitters, it seems to be no bueno.

So, I am curious to hear your opinions and this.

Am I an outcast for doing isolated bicep work once a week?

Oh, and I realize that many other movements work the biceps.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:44 AM   #2
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Re: Bicep curls? :)

Try reverse grip thick bar curls. THats a man's arm workout.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:45 AM   #3
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Re: Bicep curls? :)

Nope! Whats wrong with strengthening a muscle group in your body? I do a few sets of curls as well. The only time curls for girls are bad is when the curls are taking time away from more productive movements.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:45 AM   #4
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Re: Bicep curls? :)

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OK OK, I know this has been discussed. But, I just have to ask.

I have a sensed a negative feeling about doing bicep curls in the CrossFit community. Having been a lifter my whole life, I miss doing my curls and have started doing them on Monday's after my WOD.

When I mention this to fellow CrossFitters, it seems to be no bueno.

So, I am curious to hear your opinions and this.

Am I an outcast for doing isolated bicep work once a week?

Oh, and I realize that many other movements work the biceps.
Don't sweat it...What's really important? Keep improving your fitness, find the most efficient and effective use of your time and keep training hard.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:46 AM   #5
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Re: Bicep curls? :)

If you like doing them and they don't take away from your crossfit performance then who cares, do them if you want.

I'm sure we have some closet curlers around here
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:55 AM   #6
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Re: Bicep curls? :)

Go for it. Is it bad that some people also do CF endurance? Or CFSB? If your goal is bigger biceps, then curl away.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:22 AM   #7
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Re: Bicep curls? :)

Some would say bicep curls would be an assistance exercise for deadlifts and would say that those who blow out a bicep muscle during a heavy DL do so due to lack of bicep strength. I don't know about that.

I do know that I do a couple sets of bicep curls every few months just to poke a stick in the eye of my self-righteous fellow CFers
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:24 AM   #8
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Re: Bicep curls? :)

Just don't stare at your biceps when doing the curls.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:24 AM   #9
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Re: Bicep curls? :)

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Go for it. Is it bad that some people also do CF endurance? Or CFSB? If your goal is bigger biceps, then curl away.
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I am MUCH healthier now, but loved the bi's.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:25 AM   #10
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Re: Bicep curls? :)

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Some would say bicep curls would be an assistance exercise for deadlifts and would say that those who blow out a bicep muscle during a heavy DL do so due to lack of bicep strength. I don't know about that.

I do know that I do a couple sets of bicep curls every few months just to poke a stick in the eye of my self-righteous fellow CFers
Well, if you're bending your arms during heavy deads you might have joint problems anyway....
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