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Old 09-10-2013, 09:38 PM   #10
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There might be some large boned guys that might be able to pull it off. I have yet to see it though.

Having been in the industry, met most of the big names and seen many contests, you rarely find anyone under 15% with over 18 inch arms. Most of the guys that claim size have much higher bodyfat than they think. They believe they are lean, but are not.

I have 19" arms when I am big, 17.5" when I am 20% bodyfat, and about 16.75" when I am very lean.

My main point was that every Tom, Dick and Harry claims they have 20" arms, or a friend has 20" arms, yet when asked for a picture they disappear.

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What's your opinion?

Having studied a lot of the research, the simplest method I have to guestimating potential arm size naturally is to add 10 inches to your wrist. This would be a good relatively lean goal. At 25% you might add 11" to your wrist size, and maybe up to 12 or 12.5" for 40% plus bodyfat.
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