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Doctor insights on: How To Do Dumbbell Alternate Bicep Curls

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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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What exercises can I do to build up my triceps, biceps and forearms?

What exercises can I do to build up my triceps, biceps and forearms?

Compound exercises: The best exercises tend to be compound exercises (biceps curls and triceps extensions). These target multiple muscle groups yielding the greatest muscle hypertrophy. ...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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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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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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What are some exercises i can do with dumbbells to work my triceps?

What are some exercises i can do with dumbbells to work my triceps?

Triceps.: Dumbbell exercises for the triceps include sitting overhead triceps extensions (either with one heavy dumbbell raised overhead with both hands or two lighter dumbbells - one in each hand), dumbbell kickbacks (light weight) and cross-body triceps raises (done lying down with elbow straight in the air - extend dumbbell from opposite chest straight up in line with elbow). ...Read more

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What workouts should I do to be able to build up my strength for push ups and curl ups?

What workouts should I do to be able to build up my strength for push ups and curl ups?

Push curl: I do not want to be captain obvious here but realistically you should be doing push ups and curl ups. You can star easy with puh ups by doing them on your knees. And curl ups by testing your feet on a chair with your knees flexed behind you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is dumbbell bench press almost equivalent to barbell bench press?

Can you tell me how is dumbbell bench press almost equivalent to barbell bench press?

Dumbbells are harder: Dumbbells require each arm to recruit more surrounding shoulder muscles to help balance the weight which means you are working harder (given the same weight). The bench press is a great exercise as well, but it does work a more specific muscle group and is intrinsically more stable because both arms are linked in trying to balance the moving weight load. ...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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How to get bigger arms with just bodyweight workouts?

How to get bigger arms with just bodyweight workouts?

Big Guns: Going for big guns. These exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls & lying dumbbell triceps extensions. ...Read more

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How to get your biceps bigger? What weight and how many reps / sets?

How to get your biceps bigger? What weight and how many reps / sets?

Bigger biceps.: Three exercises to research for a bigger biceps will be barbell curls, dumbbell curls and slide curls. While slide curls should be done with lower weights, dumbbell curls and barbell curls can be done with heavier weights. Choose a weight that allows for 8 to 12 reps before muscle exhaustion sets in. Three sets of each exercise once weekly. ...Read more

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How many reps and sets should I do per muscle when lifting dumbbells at home? I don't want endurance, I want to build muscle up as much as I can.

How many reps and sets should I do per muscle when lifting dumbbells at home? I don't want endurance, I want to build muscle up as much as I can.

6-10: The idea of reps is to work the specific muscle group to exhaustion and then rest it until your strength has returned. If you have a lot of endurance go as long as you can without causing pain, it will take a bit of trial and error. I suggested 6-10 reps per set to avoid pain and muscle injury. The number of sets is the number it takes to avoid painful muscle injury, try it out ! ...Read more

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How can you build up specifically ?Your triceps, biceps and forearms?

How can you  build up specifically ?Your triceps, biceps and forearms?

Compound exercises: The best exercises tend to be compound exercises (biceps curls and triceps extensions). These target multiple muscle groups yielding the greatest muscle hypertrophy. ...Read more

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I work 10kg dumbell curls, but they tend to hurt my elbows.. Any tips?

I work 10kg dumbell curls, but they tend to hurt my elbows.. Any tips?

Have a trainer: At the gym watch your technique. He or she may be able to determine the reason you have pain and correct technique or make other suggestions. Take care. ...Read more

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I have hand grips and dumbbells. What muscle building exercises can I do on them?

I have hand grips and dumbbells. What muscle building exercises can I do on them?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How many repetitions of elbow exercise should I do to strengthen my tennis elbow without injuring it?

How many repetitions of elbow exercise should I do to strengthen my tennis elbow without injuring it?

Low weight, high rep: After an initial period of rest, most patients do best with a rehab protocol based on low weights and high repetitions. In my practice that means two sets of at least 15 reps in each set. If you play a sport, you can gradually resume the sport as symptoms resolve. A tennis elbow strap may be useful to minimize symptoms. For new onset of pain, a course of nsaids may be prescribed also. ...Read more

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What are some exercises i can do at home with 10 lb. Dumbells to build muscle?

What are some exercises i can do at home with 10 lb. Dumbells to build muscle?

Several: At home you can do biceps curls, triceps extensions(over your head w/ one), barrel flys to work pecs and deltoid and 'pistons' to work lats.Have a personal trainer show you how to do these safely. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can wrist curls using dumbbells contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome? Trying to build up my forearms.

Can wrist curls using dumbbells contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome? Trying to build up my forearms.

Ans: A repetitive use of the wrists can inflame the sheath through which the median nerve passes. Be careful if any repetitive usage. ...Read more

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