Thread: Zottman curls
08-26-2005, 02:39 PM #1
do any of you guys do these...if so are they worth it? also i went to a site to see how this exercise was performed and the pics werent too good so if someone wouldnt mind explaining how to do them or refer me to a website that shows how to do them.
08-26-2005, 02:44 PM #2
These are just reverse hand curls (palms facing down). Pretty good for forearms.
08-30-2005, 08:59 AM #3
I Though Zottman curls were a normal bicep curl up and then after the squeeze, reverse the palms so the face away from you then lower slowly?
09-01-2005, 06:43 AM #4Originally Posted by Kreatine_Kid
11-01-2005, 11:10 PM #5
i have done them before and it does put some stress on the wrists for me at least
11-01-2005, 11:14 PM #6
Zottmann curls are like regular hammer curls only you lift the db across the front of your body towards the opposite shoulder. I dont know what all this twisting talk is about, theres no twisting involved.
11-01-2005, 11:16 PM #7
WTF, wait a minute, just looked up Zottmann curls, I guess I'm wrong. It is a partial forearm exercise. Damn, this guy taught me wrong then
11-01-2005, 11:35 PM #8
Taken from a lifting website:
"You curl the dumbells up as you would doing a normal bicep curl. At the top, the dumbells are turned so that the palm is now facing away from the body and the dumbells are lowered in a reverse curl fashion. As with all curling exercises, keep the upper arm still."
It's not really clear in which direction you rotate your wrist but I assume you would rotate it away from the body. Doing this would contract your bicep a lot and help form that peak more...
Arnold recommended doing a similiar exersise which involved rotating the wrist a lot. He claimed that the bicep is involved in controling the movement of the wrist and that by twisting your wrist, you were making the bicep work much harder.
11-02-2005, 08:39 AM #9
I've been doing Zottman's for quite awhile now and I love them. I drop the weight about 5-10 lbs. from normal and do them seated, both arm together. Try them at the end of your set, the pump is incredible and you will notice a difference.
11-02-2005, 06:30 PM #10
That's a good idea, to turn your wrist. But I'll just stick to hammers and reverse curls cuz of all the wrist stress from zottmans.
11-02-2005, 06:38 PM #11
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