If you’re like most bodybuilders, you love biceps day. There is a good chance that you typically shuttle from exercise to exercise, hitting them from every angle imaginable. You might start with the barbell curls, then move to the dumbbell curls to move some serious metal. Maybe the machines catch your eye and you spend a few sets trying them out. You can’t neglect the cables, right? When all is said and done, you might complete 10 or 15 or even 20 sets for biceps, but you probably neglect one movement which isolates and targets the biceps like perhaps no other movement, the concentration curl. Let’s learn more about this movement by answering some of the most commonly asked questions regarding its use.
Q: My question is about “sets to failure” - my progress has been waning lately and I’m just not getting enough growth out of workouts that have gotten progressively heavier. The only thing I can pinpoint is that I do sets to failure too often. How often should you train to failure, and how many sets?
Q: I am 6’4” and weigh 190 pounds. I’ve been reading Bodybuilding Today for awhile now, and haven’t seen anything that addresses my question. Do I need to train my legs differently than other guys (under 6’) because of my height? Someone told me that I did have to, and another person told me that I should give up becoming a bodybuilder! What do you think?
Q: I really want to do two training sessions a day, but don't know how to prepare for it since my endurance is really lacking. Even though I'm doing strength and mass gaining workouts, I suspect it's going to kick my ass! What do you guys suggest to get ready for doing that? I mean, I do cardio a couple times a week, but it's obviously not enough. What should I do?
Q: My friend works out 6 days a week, and takes one day off. I say he's crazy, but he's been doing it now for 4 months straight. Is one day actually enough for mass building? It's kind of too soon to tell with him because it's only been 4 months and I don't know whether his body is really rebelling against that workload yet or not. He also eats pretty much whatever's available and whatever he wants and isn't too fat. What do you guys think of this?