End of Year Clearance - click for storewide savings

Posted Jul 31, 2014 by Gym Source in FIT Fact and tagged dumbbells, Exercise tips, Fitness Tips, free weights, Gym Source, healthy lifestyle, weight training.

Not All Curls are Created Equal

Perhaps no other muscle holds such pride among fitness fans as the almighty bicep. Among some athletes (could you be one of them?), proudly showing off those “guns” is a coveted reward of committing to a regular exercise routine.

Ever wonder which curls build the best biceps? The folks at the American Council of Exercise wanted to know, so they commissioned researchers at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, to discover which bicep-specific workouts are most effective. The results may surprise you.

Turns out, among the most popular bicep-specific exercises—including the cable curl, barbell curl, concentration curl, the wide and narrow grip EZ curl, and the preacher curl—the concentration curl is the runaway winner, producing more than 95% activation of the biceps brachii and less activation of the anterior deltoid than most other exercises. Those other exercises produced muscle activation of the biceps brachii ranging between slightly under 70% (preacher curl) to just above 80% (cable curl).

However you decide to build your bicep, Gym Source has the right dumbbells for you. Try durable hexhead dumbbells from Hampton, with a patented round cylinder head that’s screwed right onto the end of a solid dumbbell handle—then reinforced with a quarter-inch roll pin through the head and handle itself. Guaranteed not to come loose! Or, experience space-efficient selectorized stage kits from Powerblock, which give you adjustable weights while reducing gym floor clutter.

Whichever curl you choose, Gym Source has a dumbbell to help you reach your goals with ease, convenience and style.

To discover more state-of-the-art, technologically advanced training equipment, stop by your local Gym Source store, or visit us online at Gym Source.

Share this story:

Recent Posts

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

December 5th, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

The best gift ideas for active people. From stocking stuffers, to first time fitness shoppers, to more advanced fitness enthusiasts – our equipment experts share their favorite fitness…

Build Your Home Gym

November 15th, 2018

How to Diversify Your Treadmill Workouts

Treadmills remain a widely used piece of equipment both in homes and in commercial gyms, but treadmill workouts are often thought of as monotonous. Why? We tapped our equipment experts for…

Oct2018_trainer-spotlight

October 1st, 2018

Personal Trainer Spotlight: Rob Gasko & Allen Meretsky

Personal Trainer Spotlight: Rob Gasko & Allen Meretsky Area Servicing: Central Monmouth County, NJ Experience: Rob Gasko is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Functional with…

Right_vs_Wrong_WebGraphic

September 26th, 2018

How to Avoid Common Workout Mistakes

Stop working out wrong. Quality fitness equipment is an investment and Gym Source wants to ensure you get the most from it AND your workouts. To help, we enlisted one of Gym Source’s VIP…

Categories