Curl War 3: The Peoples' Dietitian Vs. The Diesel Crew
Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:22 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:31 AM
I could tell my biceps were fairly well pre-exhausted. Surprisingly, my right arm got better movement than my left, and the last couple times I could only complete the curls with my left.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:08 PM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:40 PM
My reason has to do with the movement of your shoulder (and thus your entire arm) upwards, prior to curling the dumbbell.
If you take a look at my last video which is right above yours you will see that there is practically zero movement upwards of my shoulder prior to curling the dumbbell upwards.
In yours, there is a very violent movement upwards of the shoulder. It is as if your upper trap fires dynamically upwards, which in turn lifts your entire shoulder-arm-dumbbell unit upwards as well. This creates momentum several inches at the bottom of a movement, in eassence deloading the lift for the first phase, and assisting with the rest of the range of motion.
Also, at the 7 second mark, there is a point where you drop your arm. This can trigger the elastic reaction of the trap, called the stretch reflex, which will give you even more propulsion, which can be seen at about the 8 second mark.
I do not want to take anything away from your strength, but it would seem to me that without the violent shrug prior to the lift, you would not be able to move the 100-lb dumbbell much more than 6 to 8 inches away from your thigh.
This form of assistance is similar to tilting the Inch Dumbbell or RT during the lift. It takes certain variables of difficulty out of the equation, and while they may be good training methods for a more difficult long-term goal, they should really be considered different lifts altogether.
Just my opinion. I am open to your thoughts regarding strict curling.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:01 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:51 PM
Impressive blend of power and coordination.
This thread, although it goes stale from time to time, is the most interesting and entertaining on this site right now IMO, mainly because of the relaxed, seemingly non-committed (possibly committed?) atmosphere. Lots of comedy and impressive lifts. I'll join in when I get a proper scale. Stay with it.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:59 AM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:06 AM
That last video is obviously cheated as heck. People understimate how much they can add with this little swings that don't appear like much on video. When you see the guy "curling" but the DB absolutely FLIES from start possition to a way above parallel, and the lifter only has to fight those last few degrees of the curl, it is definitely far off the challenge.
Agreed. Powerful but did not pass according to the rules set herein. Potential for a big number if he sticks with it.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:50 PM
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