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drake asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 month ago

I tried the bicep curl exercise in this video for about two months now?

https://youtu.be/1TP9BKqk_gs

I started off with a one rep max for one arm at about 50 lbs. Now it’s about 90-95 lbs.

However, here is my question: 

I’ve been trying to build strong biceps doing regular bicep curls for many years now and never have I ever even increased my one rep max by more than 3 reps. I’d go to the gym every other day doing 12 sets of 8-12 rep range with each set going to failure for at least a month. I’ve done this more than 15 times. Why can’t I get stronger doing it this way but I can get stronger doing it the way in the video? Can’t find the answer on google. Thanks in advance.

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  • 1 month ago

    Doing high rep sets is training for size, not strength.  Training for strength involves doing one rep max lifts frequently.

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