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I came across this photo online showing Big Ronnie Coleman curling 143 kg (315 lbs) using a straight barbell. Is this photo real? It looks real. Was Ronnie strong? He sure was. The only thing about this photo that bothers me is the fact that writer Chris Sloan states it was a "STRICT" curl!! Ronnie Coleman was Gorilla strong but was he strong enough to perform a strict barbell curl with 143 kg (315 lbs)? By the way, in case anyone hasn't watched Ronnie's documentary entitled: "Ronnie Coleman - The King" (2018), check it out, it's great!
Forget Triceps at this point in time and instead keep the focus of this topic on Biceps training comparing two exercises only: The Strict Curl vs The Cheat Curl. Which one is more effective, in your opinion, to build larger muscles of the upper arm? If a lifter specifically focused ONLY on "Cheat Curls" using either an Ez-Bar or straight bar, it doesn't matter, would they lack arm development by not using ultra strict form? Heavy cheat curls are considered "TABOO" in today's times as wannabe experts would have you believe they're a waste of time, will lead to injuries and offer no benefit