3 Bicep Training Tips you were NEVER TAUGHT by @trainwithcarsen
When we think Bicep - we think elbow flexion, simply just curling the dumbbell up and shortening the angle at our elbow joint. ✅BUT we must not forget that the Bicep also aids in wrist supination❗️In English that essentially means turning your palms up to the ceiling. SO - when you are curling, don’t just think about curling UP...think about curling UP & OUT. That is how you will maximally contract your Bicep!
Squeeze your Tricep at the bottom of your Bicep Curl❗️Sounds strange, right? Well, we know that when a muscle is contracted, the opposing (antagonist) muscle must be lengthened (stretched), SO - by squeezing your Tricep at the bottom of your Bicep Curl, you are fully lengthening your Bicep, which allows for the greatest possible range of motion. Greater range of motion = greater muscle tissue breakdown = more muscle gained!
The Bicep is comprised of 2-heads (hence “bi”), the long head and the short head. Most of the time I see guys training biceps, they often forget about the long head. ✅The long head is targeted when the Bicep is worked in a lengthened position (stretched). For instance - incline curls do a great job of working the long head. The Bicep head is put under load in a lengthened position. If you’re not doing incline dumbbell curls, you’re leaving gains on the table!
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