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    Senior Member mattblan's Avatar
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    Need advice on an interrupted workout

    Whoooaaadup guise,

    I just moved to an off campus apartment that has a gym. When I signed the lease the lady said it was open 24 hours, but after 3 sets of heavy incline dumbell curls (8,8,7) security came in and told me to get the F out.

    My question is this. Bi's and Back tomorrow or do my Bi's need more rest?

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    Yeah - my YMCA is closed down for a week for maintenance. No pool, no Nustep - aaaaaaah!

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    Matt: I've always been told to rest a day between muscle groups. (I may have taken it too far with my recent, um, break, um ). But muscles need to heal, that's how they get stronger.
    BeeBee

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    If I were you, I'd look for injury, and then sue them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattblan
    Whoooaaadup guise,

    I just moved to an off campus apartment that has a gym. When I signed the lease the lady said it was open 24 hours, but after 3 sets of heavy incline dumbell curls (8,8,7) security came in and told me to get the F out.

    My question is this. Bi's and Back tomorrow or do my Bi's need more rest?
    You should workout your muscle groups once a week that will give you alot of time to heal. If you work your arms too much you will start to overtrain your muscles and that is something you do not want.

    When you exercise more than your body can handle, you can reach a state of overtraining. In the past overtraining was no big deal. You were just “hitting a plateau”, or “burning out”. But if you continue to exercise in a state of overtraining, your performance will continue to get worse, not better.
    How can you tell if you are overtrained? Well here are some common symptoms:

    Decreased performance
    Irritibility
    Lack of desire to exercise
    Depression
    Sleeplessness
    Increased muscle soreness
    Higher Resting Heart Rate
    Higher submaximum heart rate
    Lowered testosterone levels

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    What I was really asking was, does 3 sets of curls constitute a real workout?

    I decided to do back and light biceps the next day. Thanks for the list of symptoms, that will come in handy.

    Jake, sue who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattblan
    What I was really asking was, does 3 sets of curls constitute a real workout?
    well yeah that would be a workout but you need to add some more bicep routines. You should add in some cable routines for your biceps.

    One arm cable curls: 3 sets of 10

    Bar cable curls: 3 sets of 10

    Cable crossover curls: 3 sets of 10
    here are some none cable routines.

    Incline dumbbell curl: 3 sets 6-8 reps

    Hammer Curls: 3 sets 6-8 reps

    Standard Barbell Curls: 3 sets 6-8 reps

    EZ-Bar Curls: 3 sets 6-8 reps

    Also don't forget to do triceps also in your workouts. I hope this helps you a bit.

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