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jack1336jack1336 Posts: 28Member Member Posts: 28Member Member
I keep screwing up bicep curls. My forarm hurts or i end up pulling my upper body back when I lift as momentum.
I tried holding the dumbells vertically but I‘m not really getting a good workout. Any tips?

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  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,693Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,693Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    jack1336 wrote: »
    I keep screwing up bicep curls. My forarm hurts or i end up pulling my upper body back when I lift as momentum.
    I tried holding the dumbells vertically but I‘m not really getting a good workout. Any tips?

    Have you gone to a orthopedic doctor? There is a chance you have tendinitis in the forearms. And if you are getting back pain while curling, i suspect you are using too much body movement from the weights being too heavy. Or its possible you don't have a enough pull moves in your workout driving muscle imbalance.
  • SnifterPugSnifterPug Posts: 256Member Member Posts: 256Member Member


    Are you over-using your delts?

    You may be using too heavy a weight and not concentrating on wrist position, which will hurt the forearm.

    I would try practising with a very light weight, in front of a mirror, seated, and really get the feel of what should be happening.
    edited February 8
  • slbbwslbbw Posts: 307Member Member Posts: 307Member Member
    Reiterating the above. Seated with lower weight. Your core should be tight if you are doing them standing. Sometimes throwing a foot back to kickstand you can help prevent the back flair. Shoulders down and back before begining.
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Posts: 3,401Member Member Posts: 3,401Member Member
    Sounds like poor form due 2 using too much wt
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