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BendtheBar 07-12-2011 02:04 PM

Bicep Length
 
Received a question from a young lift today. A trainer told this novice that long biceps take longer to grow, and he wanted to know if this was true.

Wlfdg 07-12-2011 02:11 PM

What did you tell him?

BendtheBar 07-12-2011 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Wlfdg (Post 152122)
What did you tell him?

I told him muscle length or aesthetics never inhibits growth.

I have long biceps. One would assume that my long biceps would appear long when flexed, but that is not the case.

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5kgLifter 07-12-2011 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 152118)
Received a question from a young lift today. A trainer told this novice that long biceps take longer to grow, and he wanted to know if this was true.

You work it, you eat, you grow; that's all you need to know! :rockon:


He may have to eat more if he's skinny in order to put mass on that will fill his frame out but a muscle will just do its thing regardless of length; do those with longer bicep tendons tend to be skinny or tall (or both)??

BendtheBar 07-12-2011 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by 5kgLifter (Post 152141)
do those with longer bicep tendons tend to be skinny or tall (or both)??

Good question. I know tall and short lifters with long biceps. I think Shaun Clarida is only 5'3" and he has long biceps. Not sure of the genetic tendencies so Shaun might be a fluke.

I will say that long biceps tend to make people think I am taller. I commonly get asked "how tall are you?"

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TBtaylor52 07-12-2011 02:37 PM

Long biceps will make it hard to achieve the "peak" of it, but you can still have a big bicep.

Carl1174 07-12-2011 02:53 PM

i would have though long muscle bellies would have given the opportunity for bigger overall muscles, as opposed to smaller muscle bellies giving more separation, or have i got it back to front :confused:

Either way, progression and food is gonna make then grow, regardless of length.

Carl.

Off Road 07-12-2011 03:28 PM

Is anybody truely happy with their biceps?

Luckily for me, biceps rank pretty low on my priority list. As long as they grow along with the rest of me, I'm happy. To me, Back thickness and shoulder width make a much bigger visual impact. And as long as I focus on those two things, my arms grow just fine.

BendtheBar 07-12-2011 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Off Road (Post 152182)
Is anybody truely happy with their biceps?

Luckily for me, biceps rank pretty low on my priority list. As long as they grow along with the rest of me, I'm happy. To me, Back thickness and shoulder width make a much bigger visual impact. And as long as I focus on those two things, my arms grow just fine.

I am happy with mine. I'm on your team, they are a low priority. I do about 6 sets a month max.

5kgLifter 07-12-2011 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Off Road (Post 152182)
Is anybody truely happy with their biceps?

Luckily for me, biceps rank pretty low on my priority list. As long as they grow along with the rest of me, I'm happy. To me, Back thickness and shoulder width make a much bigger visual impact. And as long as I focus on those two things, my arms grow just fine.

Me! :D


Seriously though, I don't give any muscle much thought in that sense, as long as it lifts the weight I want it to, or assists in doing so, I'm happy...I'd be more disappointed if I lost strength...but that's not to say that I don't look for astheatics as well. :)


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