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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...
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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.
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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?
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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?
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