Disadvantages of the barbell curl

This is the final part to the description of the barbell curl exercise and how to vary it.

The barbell curl is most of the time presented as an excellent exercise for the biceps. So it is, but no exercise is perfect. Given how much newbies want big biceps and the barbell curl has been acclaimed as a mass builder, even in this blog, it is only fair that the other side of the coin is shown. Continue reading


The beginning

I have decided to post a few regular articles on lifting weights and keeping fit. I intend to keep articles short so they are quick to read and absorb. Let’s get started straightaway.

Which is better for a newbie? Whole body workout every session or working separate muscle groups?
I recommend a whole body workout for the beginner. Muscles work together so it is not that easy to work a group in isolation. and at the beginning, there is no need to focus so much on a particular muscle group, even if you just want bigger biceps. You should concentrate on getting fitter instead.

That’s it for now. More to come next time.