11 thoughts on “Why do I feel the burn in my forearms when I’m doing bicep curls for than my biceps?”

  1. Your forearms are weak. Add some forearm specefic work.

    Just keep doing them, if you have good form it’s impossible to not work your biceps on curls.

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  2. 1) Your forearm muscles work too in curls.

    2) There is nothing to fix, unless this affects progress.

    3) “Burn” by itself doesn’t mean anything.

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  3. If you’re feeling the contractions more in your forearms than your biceps, I think you might be curling your wrists. Try to keep your wrists neutral while you go through the motion. If you can’t keep your wrists straight and neutral, it most likely means you’re using weights that are too heavy. It’s okay to go lighter for bicep work; biceps are small muscles.

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  4. If you’re bb curling, keeping your thumbs on the underside of the bar as well keeps stress off of your forearms quite a bit!

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  5. Just a question because Ik there’s a lot of fitness gurus here – Are bicep curls more or less effective than hammer curls?

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  6. It’s not because your forearms are weak lol .. quite the opposite they are compensating for a weak bicep which is what you are trying to work, I had the exact same issue for years, fely it all in my forearms and literally had no biceps. I rarely recommend youtube vids but search Ryan humiston 4 bicep excersises, I can guarantee it will help massively.

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  7. 1.) The burn is not an indicator for anything

    2.) Barbell curls also work the forearms. Which is a good thing.

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  8. Try incline curls, while leaning back on a bench keep your wrists “supinated” hammer curls or the rotation of the wrist incooparetes the forearm muscles to a large extend. When you stay in a supinated position while being in an incline stretched position yoz limit that effect. Youll be much weaker performing that exercise because you keep you limit the work the forearms do so maybe do them at the end of your workout. You can also grt the same effect doing cable curls and stepping a little bit “away” from the tower so that your starting point is in a “stretched” position. From my experience it alows you to get a great pump while limiting forearm activation.

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