There’s no doubt about it: biceps are the most interesting muscle, and the focus of most of peoples attention. When the ladies scream: “show us your muscles” they would be disappointed if you rolled up your trousers and showed them your calves; a biceps pose is expected, so if you want to really impress, you need to build those biceps as big as possible. As far as the general population is concerned, they should be the most impressive muscle on your body, because most people just don’t care a great deal about anything else. The basic exercise to build biceps is curls. This article from old school new body fitness program will show you a few variations of curls and talk about a few ways in which they differ.
Straight barbell curls
Straight barbell curls are very effective for building big biceps for a few reasons. Firstly, they allow for big amounts of weight to be used, and commonly are used for cheat curls: that is, utilizing a weight which requires a little back momentum to be used to keep the set going, thus allowing for more stress on the lowering (where most fiber breakdown occurs) portion of the rep. (more…)