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    Spider Curls

    Tips: Millions of trainers rep away on the sloped side of preacher benches all over the world, not knowing that a better exercise is just 180 degrees away. By turning the pad around and performing spider curls on the straight-edged side of the bench, you get almost twice the range of motion. Spider curls allow you to lower the bar all the way to the bottom of the movement, giving you a stretch that will equate to more productive reps. Seeing as just about everyone wants bigger biceps, spider curls deserve to bump preacher curls off the list of “mandatory” arm exercises.
    Anyone ever try these?



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    Yeah, that exercise is really good. Since you start out in the very maximum weakest position of the movement, you will be using a weight that is both relatively light and won't offer any resistance is the maximized contraction position...
    "in the howling bleeding nights, the dogs plunge into the Volga and swim desperately to gain the other bank. The nights of Stalingrad are a terror for them. Animals flee this hell; the hardest stones cannot bear it for long; only men endure."

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    I'm not so sure those are any different from regular curls.

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    Well, they lock the shoulder joint into place.
    "in the howling bleeding nights, the dogs plunge into the Volga and swim desperately to gain the other bank. The nights of Stalingrad are a terror for them. Animals flee this hell; the hardest stones cannot bear it for long; only men endure."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncans Donuts
    Well, they lock the shoulder joint into place.
    Ya, I just relized that, oops. That being said, I think there are better exercises for biceps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncans Donuts
    Yeah, that exercise is really good.
    Thank you.

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    Spider curls are excellent for complete isolation of the bicep muscle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihateschoolmt
    Ya, I just relized that, oops. That being said, I think there are better exercises for biceps.
    That is true but a little variety wouldn't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    That is true but a little variety wouldn't hurt.
    I wouldn't completely negate the movement, but it shouldn't be a staple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihateschoolmt
    I wouldn't completely negate the movement, but it shouldn't be a staple.
    why not?, you can take the biceps to complete faliure while doing them, the only reason standing barbell curls allow you to lift more is because of swinging and even the slightest movement in your posture can incrase poundage on standing curls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardTrainer
    why not?, you can take the biceps to complete faliure while doing them, the only reason standing barbell curls allow you to lift more is because of swinging and even the slightest movement in your posture can incrase poundage on standing curls.

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    overload is far less period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihateschoolmt
    I wouldn't completely negate the movement, but it shouldn't be a staple.
    I agree, this movement reminds me of when Arnold used his Armblasters. I think Larry Scott used them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machher
    overload is far less period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncans Donuts
    Yeah, that exercise is really good. Since you start out in the very maximum weakest position of the movement, you will be using a weight that is both relatively light and won't offer any resistance is the maximized contraction position...
    Why the attitude? Do you think it's a must to make every person who comes on here asking for advice feel like crap?
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco32
    Why the attitude? Do you think it's a must to make every person who comes on here asking for advice feel like crap?
    I still love the big fella.

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    You love everyone Mino, that's why I hate when people give you attitude.
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain...

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    I guess I see where he's coming from, he must think this exercise is crappy.
    But I like reading his post, he's pretty smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco32
    You love everyone Mino, that's why I hate when people give you attitude.
    Well there was perfectbody....he was a real ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncans Donuts
    you start out in the very maximum weakest position of the movement, you will be using a weight that is both relatively light and won't offer any resistance is the maximized contraction position...
    maybe it is the weakest part of you motion because of the way you have been doing you curls...

    I always laugh my ass off seeing people doing standing barbell curls, throwing their lower back into the motion to get the weight started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    I guess I see where he's coming from, he must think this exercise is crappy.
    But I like reading his post, he's pretty smart.
    I think Duncan is extremely smart and educated. However I also think he's giving too many people who come onto the board looking to better their own knowledge a lot of attitude lately. I think he's better than that
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco32
    I think Duncan is extremely smart and educated. However I also think he's giving too many people who come onto the board looking to better their own knowledge a lot of attitude lately. I think he's better than that
    True, I have noticed that of late.

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    What attitude? You people are too sensitive. I rolled my eyes to imply sarcasm, not to demean the question. Hypersensitivity...
    "in the howling bleeding nights, the dogs plunge into the Volga and swim desperately to gain the other bank. The nights of Stalingrad are a terror for them. Animals flee this hell; the hardest stones cannot bear it for long; only men endure."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncans Donuts
    What attitude? You people are too sensitive. I rolled my eyes to imply sarcasm, not to demean the question. Hypersensitivity...
    Then I am sorry for misjudging your quote,

    I always look forward to your replies.

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    i like spider curls, actually used them in my last workout....they felt great!

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    I fail to see the benefit of the exercise
    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

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    I dont see why they cant be used by bodybuilder?

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    I like the look of them. I'll try em next bicep workout.

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    They are similar to preacher curl just a different angle, in fact correct me if I am wrong but its also the same movement as a Barbell curl except your less likely to cheat doing them.

    I have never tried them but it's worth looking into to, just to see how they are.
    Thanks for all the opinions.

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    I just don't see the point of starting the exercise with the muscle in the fully lengthened position. that would be like starting a squat from the parallel position
    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAM
    I just don't see the point of starting the exercise with the muscle in the fully lengthened position
    I'm just curious, I never tried it before.
    Never hurts to experiment...I hope not this time.

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