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Doctor insights on: Dumbbell Bicep Curls

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Could bicep curls stunt my growth?

Could bicep curls stunt my growth?

No: There is no evidence I am aware of that doing biceps curls (or any other specific weight lifting exercise) can diminish or'stunt' long bone growth. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What amount weight do you use for bicep curls?

What amount weight do you use for bicep curls?

Depends: You should adjust the amount so that you can easily do 12-15 repetitions for at least 3 sets, once you can do that you can increase the weight ...Read more

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What to do if I added a bit of weight to my bicep curls and?

And? What? There is: -question here just an incomplete statement with a? Mark at the end. Would be glad to help you, but need a question. ...Read more

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Can preacher bicep curls work the whole bicep or just the lower part of it?

Can preacher bicep curls work the whole bicep or just the lower part of it?

Motion with caution: Any bicep curl exercise is going to place tension distally at it's elbow insertion. More importantly moving the elbow through a full range of motion best works the biceps muscle, but know increased weight places you at risk of a distal biceps tendon rupture. ...Read more

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I do 60 reps in bicep curls and hammer curls with 20lb weights. Should I bump it up to 25lb or 30lb if I've been doing it for a week?

Yes: If the 20 lbs is not a problem, then you could go up to 25 or 30 lbs, and see if you could do a total of 30 repetitions. Once you get up to 60 repetitions, its time to up the weight and drop the reps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of sets and reps pushups and bicep curls I need to do?

Can you tell me what number of sets and reps pushups and bicep curls I need to do?

You don't need-: -to do them, but if you are I feel that the best is sets of 3, 15 curls, then do the same with push ups. Back to curls, alternate for 3 sets of each. Ideally you should not be able to finish the 3'rd set. If you are able to, add weight to the curls, and elevate your legs to make the push-ups harder. As you get stronger, more weight & elevation. ...Read more

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Today I tried doing bicep curls since highschool and my elbow started hurting really bad like it was going to break. It was only 5 pounds. What's wrong?

Today I tried doing bicep curls since highschool and my elbow started hurting really bad like it was going to break. It was only 5 pounds. What's wrong?

Get checked: That kind of severe pain without clear injury can suggest something is out of place (dislocated), or something is caught where it shouldn't be, such as a ligament inside the joint being pinched. Both unusual without some injury though. Need more info to make clear diagnosis as fractures, infections, inflammation (bursitis, tendinitis) can also cause pain. ...Read more

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Are 60 squats, situps, bicep curls enough a day?

Are 60 squats, situps, bicep curls enough a day?

Squats depends on-: -how deep you squat & how fast they are done. Situps also depends on whether you are flat or inclined & are you holding a weight while you do them & how heavy. Bicep curls also depend on how much weight you are using & technique. Are you doing a series of three, , do you rest a lot between sets. If doing sets of 3 you should not be able 2 finish the 3rd, then you are stressing your muscles.

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I'm doing lots of bicep curls and eating more food high in protein afterwards. But my biceps are not getting bigger, why?

I'm doing lots of bicep curls and eating more food high in protein afterwards. But my biceps are not getting bigger, why?

Bicep growth: Your biceps will grow. You have to "overload" your biceps to get them to grow. Increase the weight you are curling so that you can ONLY do 6 repetitions as your maximum. Rest and raise weight and do 4-5 reps max. You have to Max Out to overload a muscle. The muscle has to be completely fatiguing on the last rep. Then your bicep will grow, if you feed it. Curl only 3 days a week. ...Read more

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Could bicep curls make arms muscular?

Could bicep curls make arms muscular?

Good choice: Some of this is genetic. You'll want to go to the gym and do 3 sets of 10 reps of the most weight you can handle. Do others that build your triceps, even pushups. Ask your physician whether an electronic muscle stimulator and/or creatine are appropriate for you. Big muscles are fun; most women are even more attracted to a man who's fit, trim and defined, and to how you treat other people.

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Why does my ulna in my forearm hurt when doing bicep curls with a dumbell?

Why does my ulna in my forearm hurt when doing bicep curls with a dumbell?

Forearm and wrist: Position has a significant effect on stresses to those regions when doing a bikes curl. It depends upon what portion of the wrist or forearm ones dressing BUT oversupination or rotated with palm too far up, may put a lot of stress on the ulna at the wrist or mid forearm. If it is only positional, thenone should modify that postion. If it is all the time one may need an evaluation for an injury ...Read more

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When I do a bicep curl my bicep tendon clicks loudly and it kind of hurts? It clicks and hurts behind the elbow

When I do a bicep curl my bicep tendon clicks loudly and it kind of hurts? It clicks and hurts behind the elbow

Yes: Give it time. Most scars get better and will soften up over the next year or so. Keep up with your physical therapy and doctors orders. Consider PRP or Stem Cell Therapies as well. ...Read more

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My hands looks like bent after bicep curl. I have to force them to make them straight& pain while making them straight any remedies please?

My hands looks like bent after bicep curl. I have to force them to make them straight& pain while making them straight any remedies please?

Don't quite know wha: -t U R describing but if you do the curls holding the bar with Ur wrist hyper extended & hold the weight bar by Ur flexed fingers, U get the same result if U rest Ur head on hyper flexed wrists while reading or watching something. The sudden release of pressure causes pain, & it is hard 2 straighten them out. Grip the bar firmly wrists @ neutral & this should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I build bigger arms without bicep curls and tricep extensions?

Please tell me, could I build bigger arms without bicep curls and tricep extensions?

I may have answered-: -already, but reverse grip pull-ups 4 biceps, tri's dips or push-ups. Also lat-pull downs, reverse grip 4 biceps. There are many ways 2 do biceps & triceps & many machines that isolate these muscle groups. ...Read more

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Since Sep 4, have had pain in left wrist on pinky side ONLY during certain activity (like pushups or bicep curls). Extends slightly up arm. Thoughts?

Since Sep 4, have had pain in left wrist on pinky side ONLY during certain activity (like pushups or bicep curls). Extends slightly up arm. Thoughts?

Varies: There are several possibilities including an ulnar abutment syndrome or a TFCC injury. You may just want to try abounding positions that aggravate it and give it some time and possibly an antiinflammatory. If it does not get better, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Arms won't straighten and feel sore after bicep curls. Could I have strained something?

Arms won't straighten and feel sore after bicep curls. Could I have strained something?

Absolutely: You should have your weight lifting technique evaluated and see your doctor to have your joints evaluated. ...Read more

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Feeling dull ache in my outer hand on the metacarpal of the index finger It came on dying bicep curls. I rested it for a couple months, but still the?

Feeling dull ache in my outer hand on the metacarpal of the index finger It came on dying bicep curls. I rested it for a couple months, but still the?

Hard to say: There are multiple possibilities. You could have ruptured an extensor to the index finger, as that finger has two extensor tendons and so you would still have extension of the finger if you ruptured one, it could be a variant of carpal tunnel syndrome in that the median nerve does supply the index finger. A hand specialist would likely be able to tell you, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Bodybuilder:tore the AC/dislocated collar bone left shoulder now can't focus my bicep curls completely on my bicep, the full contraction isn't there.?

Bodybuilder:tore the AC/dislocated collar bone left shoulder now can't focus my bicep curls completely on my bicep, the full contraction isn't there.?

Consult OrthOpedics: If you tore up your ACL, dislocated collar bone, my advice would be on getting these fixed urgently and resume your regular workout as advised by the orthopedist. Feel better. ...Read more

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Please tell me can dumbbells alone make biceps/triceps larger if done properly?

Please tell me can dumbbells alone make biceps/triceps larger if done properly?

Yes: Certainly, but you need to vary the exercises, so that you hit the muscles from different angles ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of super sets for triceps and biceps exercises can I do with dumbbells and e-z curl bar?

Please answer! What kind of super sets for triceps and biceps exercises can I do with dumbbells and e-z curl bar?

Basically: Can take any two exercises and superset. You can do bicep supersets like standing dumbbell hammer curls with standing standard dumbbell curls or wide grip bicep curls (EZ curl) with reverse grip bicep curls (EZ curl). Or you could do opposing muscle supersets, with any bicep exercise and tricep exercise like standing french press (EZ curl) to wide grip bicep curl (EZ curl). Just mix and match. ...Read more

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I was doing lateral dumbbell raises in the gym and felt a pop in my bicep. No swelling or redness, slight pain when lifting objects. What should I do?

Referral: I suggest seeing an Orthopedic surgeon for a check up to be on the safe side. If there is any damage to any of your tissues it could get worse without proper treatment. ...Read more

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How can one build bicep and tricep muscles with dumbells?

How can one build bicep and tricep muscles with dumbells?

Alternating motions: Always work biceps and triceps on the same day alternating. I would recommend including the shoulder since this links to the arms. Do triceps extensions and dumbbell curls. Make sure to do a thorough warm up so you don't hurt your rotator cuff or other joints. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my biceps and shoulders. What could be the problem?

I'm having pain in my biceps and shoulders. What could be the problem?

Muscle straining: You could have strain your shoulder muscle

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use a heat pad and take ibuprofen

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How can I get bicep mass?

Not easy: I assume that you are trying to increase the size of your biceps muscle. This is increasingly more difficult as we age, but the general principles are the same. You must be in positive protein balance. Heavy wts and low reps, don't ignore other arm muscles. Vary workout types. Allow time for muscle healing between workouts, at least 3-5 days. ...Read more

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How do I get slimmer biceps?

How do I get slimmer biceps?

Slimmer biceps.: You must do two things to get slimmer biceps. First, you must work the biceps muscles for shape and tone, which means high reps per set (15 to 20 reps to muscle exhaustion). Second, you must do cardiovascular exercise to thin out the layers of fat and overlying the biceps muscles (and your muscles in general). ...Read more

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I have bicep tendonitus what to do?

I have bicep tendonitus what to do?

A few options: Generally, strengthening the surrounding rotator cuff muscles can help. NSAIDs like ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) etc can be useful. Other times cortisone/steroid injections can be used, however be careful to not have more than one injection as the likelihood of rupture of tendon can go up. You may want to consider PRP or stem cell injections as options for healing, though are not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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What does tingling left bicep mean?

What does tingling left bicep mean?

Tingling: It could mean the local injury to the nerve or nerve injury at the level of the cervical spine. Please visit your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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What calisthenic exercise works out biceps?

What calisthenic exercise works out biceps?

Curls: The most common exercise would be a bicep curl. This can be done with various equipment to add resistance. You may use dumbells, bar weight, cables/ resistance bands. You may wish to look at http://www. Bodybuilding. Com/exercises/finder/lookup/filter/muscle/id/15/m. ...Read more

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How long does an injured bicep take to heal?

How long does an injured bicep take to heal?

Depends on type &: Severity of injury as well as location. For most strains, healing takes 6 to 8 weeks. For tendon injuries like ruptures treatment depends on your age, hand dominance, occupation and underlying health. These could require surgery. ...Read more

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What are good bicep workouts for 15 year old?

What are good bicep workouts for 15 year old?

Pushups: Bicep curls, chin ups. All good for biceps. Push ups also develop shoulders and chest. ...Read more

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What should I do for a pulled or strained bicep?

What should I do for a pulled or strained bicep?

RICE: rest, ice it -: Compression and elevate in a sling. Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen will also help. Rest it for at least 2 weeks. If not improving check with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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How do you treat a pulled tendons in your biceps?

How do you treat a pulled tendons in your biceps?

See a physician: You should consult a sports medicine physician. If you notice any deformity of your biceps muscle you probably torn your biceps muscle. This can only be diagnosed my physical examination and some imaging studies like mri. If your doctor diagnose it as an tendonitis it can be treated with nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication or steroids injections if indicated. ...Read more

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Scapula pain after every bicep workout, what to do?

Scapula pain after every bicep workout, what to do?

Scapular stabilizati: Your scapular stabilizers may be fatiguing. Consider adding scapular stabilizing exercises. Do them at a light resistance, but very slowly ...Read more

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How can a teen get bigger biceps without equipment?

How can a teen get bigger biceps without equipment?

Push ups: Push ups develop the whole upper body and can be done anywhere. So can chin ups or just lifting weights that are in every day items....Bricks that weigh a couple pounds. Rock climbing, etc are activities that an develop upper body. ...Read more