Bicep Workout Mistakes You Must Avoid
So you are a novice in workouts and someone just suggested bicep workout to you. On one hand you don’t know how to do it and on the other, you are too shy to approach the experts for help. You are not alone. There are lots of people who don’t like to ask “silly” questions to fitness professionals. In this article I will tell you about four things you should not do when doing a bicep workout.
Bicep Mistakes to Avoid
1. Don’t cheat yourself: Many people try to cheat during the bicep workout session, either by swinging the weights instead of lifting them or not lifting them high enough. Truth to be told, if you cheat in your workout session, you are basically cheating yourself. Remember that honesty in workouts would pay off big time in the long run, while cheating would only lead to disappointment and frustration.
2. Don’t focus on quantity: Instead of focusing on doing an x number of workouts, try to focus on doing fewer but quality workouts. Remember that doing more sets doesn’t mean you would become fit quickly, especially if those sets happen to be of poor quality. Doing 10 sets of bicep workout where you lift the weights reasonably high in each set, is much better than doing thirty sets of workouts where you don’t even lift the properly. At the end of the day, it is quality that matters, not quantity.
3. Don’t be too hard on yourself: It is too easy to get in the motion of workout and forget about taking enough rest in between each set of workout. You see, resting is as important as working out. When you workout on your biceps, you are basically wearing and tearing your bicep muscles in order to shape them up. To help those muscles recover from the wear and tear, you should take rest and help the muscles grow and develop.
4. Don’t use light s: Some people believe that the more reps they do, the stronger their muscles would be. This is nothing but a myth. While there is no hard and fast rule regarding the number of reps you should do, the golden rule remains that if you do fewer reps with heavier weights, you would build muscles faster than by doing more reps using lighter weights.
So, instead of focusing on the number of reps, focus on using heavy weights for your bicep workouts, reduce the number of reps and increase the number of sets.
In doing a bicep workout you need to look at the number of sets and the quality of sets for your bicep workout. You will need to probably do about 3 exercises of two sets to exhaustion, that means doing sets where you can not do any more reps. Have a great bicep workout.
1 thought on “Bicep Workout Mistakes You Must Avoid”
Swinging your arms while doing a bicep exercise is a big no-no. I see far too many people doing it at the gym and I just have to shake my head at them.
I’m a big fan of resisting not only on the upward motion, but the downward motion as well. If you find yourself swinging, one tip is to just slow down and perform the exercise in a controlled manner.