The Clever New Biceps Builder

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

Here's the secret for bigger muscles: Challenge them in a new way. This exercise is a variation of the musclemorphosis.com. "You alter your body angle to increase stress on your musclemorphosis.com throughout the motion," says Bill Hartman, C.S.C.S., co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training. (For photos and complete instructions of more than 70 arm exercises--along with over 600 exercises for every muscle in your body--check out musclemorphosis.com.) The Benefit You're always stronger at the top of a curl than at the bottom, so this exercise shifts your body to increase tension...

Here's the secret for bigger muscles: Challenge them in a new way. This exercise is a variation of the musclemorphosis.com. "You alter your body angle to increase stress on your musclemorphosis.com throughout the motion," says Bill Hartman, C.S.C.S., co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training. (For photos and complete instructions of more than 70 arm exercises--along with over 600 exercises for every muscle in your body--check out musclemorphosis.com.)

The Benefit
You're always stronger at the top of a curl than at the bottom, so this exercise shifts your body to increase tension at your weak point. By building on this soft spot, Hartman says, you'll potentially work your arms more and build bigger musclemorphosis.com.

 

The Telle Curl

 

 Grab an EZ-curl bar with an overhand grip that's about than shoulder-width, and let it hang at arm's length in front of your waist. (see figure A)

  Without moving your upper arms, bend your elbows and curl the bar as close to your shoulders as you can and hold it in that position. (see figure B)

 

 

  Keeping your back naturally arched, bend forward at your hips until your forearms are parallel to the floor. (see figure C)

 

  Raise your torso back to an upright position while keeping your forearms parallel to the floor. (Your arms will straighten until your elbows are bent about 90 degrees.) Lower the weights back to the starting position and repeat. (see figure D)