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    Preachers, how deep?






    DISCLAIMER: This post has nothing to do with Catholic Priests.


    I was brought up in another thread (and not answered) how low should one go on a preacher curl. I understand that some advocate going all the way down for maximum ROM. While other say that going all the way down is too stressful on the elbows.

    So what are your opinions?

    Thanks.


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    hahha... well since its not on catholic priests, i guess i wont be able to give you an answer then.. my expertise is on catholic priests, so sorry.lol

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    when i do preacher curls, 90% of the time they will be one arm on a seated preacher. i wont sit on the seat but be slighty above it so the pad can get in my arm pit reallly well so that my elbow touches. i have no problem going all the way down.
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    Go all the way down. If your elbows don't like it (Don't worry, they will tell you), then stop just short of that point. The thing is you don't want to bounce from a fully extended position. Go very slow for that last inch of motion so as not to hyperextend the elbow while simultaneously getting a full range of motion.
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    one could also argue that in NOT going all the way down there is more TUT. I prefer not to go all the way down, b/c my elbows don't like me for it afterwards.

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    I would think that the heavier wt. you use, the less depth you go to. After I reach my max I do some dropsets and/or a burnout set and go deep...sometimes I even lean back somewhat to increase the stretch.

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    Go with what feels more stimulating, better pump/right for the muscle. Establishing a good mind/muscle connection is really easy and effective with something like the biceps and you can learn what is best/stimulates growth. Just make sure you train to create an overall balanced bicep of length, height, peak, belly etc. Obviously genetics determines most of this, but work to your body's full potential! I prefer dumbell preachers. seem to remain more comfortable, can go heavier than with a bar (???) and get a better supportive/controlled movement, the single bicep/arm alone doing all the work, no shoulders and core to disperse support across as with barbell/ez bar.

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    All the way down baby, full ROM.

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    ya, all the way down?

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    It depends for me on what weight I'm curling. I'm more likely to do full ROM with a db, but not go all the way with the bar.

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