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15.5" bicep to 16"

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2005/07/31 14:19:44 (permalink)
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15.5" bicep to 16"

how long should it take to go from 15.5" to 16" arms, just wondering
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    dirtyvest
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2005/07/31 14:25:24 (permalink)
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    Impossible to ay. If you've just started training then not too long hopefully. If not then there are so many variables it could be a few months it could be a year it could be longer.
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2005/07/31 15:41:31 (permalink)
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    been training a while now, but this last 6months ive gone from 14.6 to 15.5 surely i aint gonna continue to grow that fast on my arms, im hoping for another 1/2" in 6months.
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2005/08/01 00:06:01 (permalink)
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    Yeah its really hard to say - For instance I don't think that my biceps have got much bigger in a long while. I don't think I could put on half an inch in 6months but then I've been training for longer that you and am totally different.
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2005/08/01 18:50:20 (permalink)
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    What is your bicep rputine at present??
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2005/08/01 20:01:11 (permalink)
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    bicep routine, well my biceps get hit while doing my back workout ofter that i normaly do seated curls,

    this week i did this

    17kg per arm 12 reps

    18.5kg per arm 10 reps

    22.5 per arm 7 reps

    25.5kg per arm 5 reps

    thats it for the biceps theres no need for loads of sets 4 sets is plenty imo
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2005/08/01 20:07:53 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: mass

    how long should it take to go from 15.5" to 16" arms, just wondering

    Train your forarms and triceps harder. And eat.
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2005/08/01 21:33:30 (permalink)
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    I would throw in some heavy barbell curls if you want your biceps to grow.When you get to the end of a set cheat out a couple more reps too.It seems that a lot of people dont advocate too much direct arm work these days because you work them during chest/back workouts.Speaking personally,my arms grew the most when I did plenty of heavy curls and heavy tricep presses.
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2005/08/01 22:42:01 (permalink)
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    the thing is a fair bit of my arm size is from tricep mass, i do scull crushers and weighted dips, but my bicep thickness and peak is crap, what can i do?
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2005/08/02 08:55:41 (permalink)
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    It's true to say that bicep peak is mainly down to genetics but there are exercises to maximise what you've got.Preacher curls are supposed to be good for peak,try barbells and/or dumbells.Arnies methods of trianing are pretty much outdated now,and the man was a genetic freak,but he swore that concentration curls were the best exercise for bicep peak,and let's face it,he had the best bicep peak of anyone who ever lived.
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2005/08/02 14:34:35 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: cleg

    It's true to say that bicep peak is mainly down to genetics but there are exercises to maximise what you've got.Preacher curls are supposed to be good for peak,try barbells and/or dumbells.Arnies methods of trianing are pretty much outdated now,and the man was a genetic freak,but he swore that concentration curls were the best exercise for bicep peak,and let's face it,he had the best bicep peak of anyone who ever lived.


    I agree with your first sentence, but disagree with the rest of it. You can maximize what you've got, for sure, but personally I don't think concentration curls or preacher curls will make a blind bit of difference over any other sort of curl.
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2008/04/30 18:42:28 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: mass

    how long should it take to go from 15.5" to 16" arms, just wondering


    I would give it 6 months, takes around 1 year to add an inch to your arms if natural imo
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2008/05/01 00:31:57 (permalink)
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    Maybe try hammer curls? For the last 2 months I have been using a hammer bar to curl and have noticed a difference in my bicep size.
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2008/05/01 22:44:53 (permalink)
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    Don't forget that bicep is only 35% of your arm. Tricep is a much bigger part.
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2008/05/02 11:32:59 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Reg*

    Maybe try hammer curls? For the last 2 months I have been using a hammer bar to curl and have noticed a difference in my bicep size.


    Do you mean a diff in your bicep or brachillis, im going to add hammers into my routine for a wee while now i think it targets the brachilis
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    RE: 15.5" bicep to 16" 2008/05/02 11:42:33 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Killik2099

    Don't forget that bicep is only 35% of your arm. Tricep is a much bigger part.


    i try saying this to the guys in the gym but yet they still opt for hitting such a small muscle with 4 exercises comprimising of 3-4 sets each.

    And they wonder why they dont grow

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