Great Biceps - Are They Overrated Or Not?

Aug 12 07:28 2010 Andrew Cheyne Print This Article

Biceps are certainly one of those muscle groups that every guy out there wants. They are what we call a glory muscle. To build biceps or not to build biceps, that is the question.  They are shown off in your T-shirts and when you see a guy with great guns you say to yourself "wow that guy must be strong".  Great biceps rock!

Biceps are certainly one of those muscle groups that every guy out there wants. They are what we call a glory muscle. They are shown off in your T-shirts and when you see a guy with great guns you say to yourself "wow that guy must be strong".

Now while it is certainly true that biceps are a glory muscle group it may be also true that biceps are an overrated muscle group. Why is this you ask?

Well when you think about the exercises experts recommend you do to truly get strong almost never are there bicep curls of any sort on there. In fact the closest thing that even resembles curls is chin-ups,Guest Posting and while they do work the bicep they are mainly on there for their work on the lats.

So if experts really recommend that you don't spend much of your time working your biceps then why are they so often the first thing that is done when arriving at the gym and even more often they are overworked and everything else is under worked.

Another great question is why do people spend so much time on the bicep while they spend little or no time working the tricep muscle. The tricep really is about 60-65% of the actually arm, so you would think working that will really be more efficient to giving you bigger guns and greater arms.

This is almost never the case. In fact it is not just beginners doing this, I see it all the time intermediate strength trainers are working their biceps way more than the need to and not working their chest shoulders and back as much as they need to. In fact some of these people don't even workout their legs.

In fact, your back workout provides a great workout for your biceps in it. They really use a lot of the same motions, all pushing motions. This is why when you are doing pull downs or rows you often feel it in your biceps before your actual back. Your back is such a big muscle that it can take a lot more exercise than your biceps.

Well we have listed some reasons that biceps are overrated, but why are still they are a glory muscle. You know that you like to think you have great biceps and you also know that women like to see them bulging out of shirts, so the question still remains are they overrated.

This is something that can't really be justifies one way or another. One thing remains certain, there are always going to be people out there who love working their biceps and forgetting about many of the other important muscle groups. Are they wrong to do so, technically yes but who can really fault someone for working a muscle group that they think is going to get them the attention that they have been looking for.

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Andrew Cheyne
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