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2004/03/18 05:12:59 (permalink)
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2 Questions - biceps and bars

Hiya,

i got 2 questions.

1. How can i get my biceps longer. ATM i do biceps curls once a week, normal hammer grip. I do the 6x4 sets. My biceps are getting bigger, but look like a smal little ball at the top of my arm when i pull them. Must i just carry on doing the exercises, as it is genetic how my muscles work, or should i hold the barbell differently.

2. Do you guys count the weight of the olympic bar (20kg) one when you quote the weights you lift. I know it does not really matter, as you can monitor your gains anyway, as long as the measuring method is constant. I just wondered.

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    cougarman
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    RE: 2 Questions - biceps and bars 2004/03/18 07:22:28 (permalink)
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    yes you do count the weight if the bar when quoting your totals as of the bicep sorry mate not sure how to make your bicep longer.
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    RE: 2 Questions - biceps and bars 2004/03/18 08:39:39 (permalink)
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    cool, that means i dead 130, not 110 :) Same for bench, i do 80kg instead of 60, haha, now im only very weak, not patheically weak. wooohooo.
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    RE: 2 Questions - biceps and bars 2004/03/18 12:10:58 (permalink)
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    Your body will to a degree stay in proportion to itself. Upper arm size is very much related to shoulder and forearm size. The more lean mass you add to your frame the more your biceps will 'fill out'. When your forearms increase in size they'll flow more into your bicep and this'll make your bis look 'longer' too...

    I wouldn't place too much interest in isolating your biceps. Instead, place more priority on progressing on the big multijoint movements and your diet. As your overall lean body mass increases, so will the size (and therefore shape) of your biceps.
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    RE: 2 Questions - biceps and bars 2004/03/18 17:42:18 (permalink)
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    big multi-joint exercises? perhaps an example or 2 would be helpful.

    thanks for the info otherwise, makes sense
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    RE: 2 Questions - biceps and bars 2004/03/18 17:57:21 (permalink)
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    Such as deadlifts, squats, etc.

    The closest I get to working my arms directly are close grip pull ups but my arms are growing just fine in proportion to the rest of my body.

    btw 80kg ain't too bad - more than most of the population could bench.
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    RE: 2 Questions - biceps and bars 2004/03/18 18:59:34 (permalink)
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    hehe, thanks for the words of encouragement. I do deads, sldl, and squats, so i sould be ok. Just wondered if i could do something else to help, but if its all gonna be allright in the end, im heppie. Dont mind waiting, the best things in life take time.

    cya
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    RE: 2 Questions - biceps and bars 2004/03/19 05:20:18 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Weakie

    Hiya,

    i got 2 questions.

    1. How can i get my biceps longer. ATM i do biceps curls once a week, normal hammer grip. I do the 6x4 sets. My biceps are getting bigger, but look like a smal little ball at the top of my arm when i pull them.



    I'm guessing that by 'pull' you mean flex? If that's the case, then i would have a guess that during your preacher curls or what ever exercise you concentrate on, you don't go through the full range of motion, and only curl from about 90 degrees to fully flexed?

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    RE: 2 Questions - biceps and bars 2004/03/19 07:09:38 (permalink)
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    Black Eagle, currently i do standing bicep curls, and i go through the full range of motion. However, this is the only bicep exercise i do, as I do Dead, sqauts, and military press. I have only been doing this routine for about a month, so perhaps i just need to give it time, which is cool with me, but I just wanted to know if I was doing anything wrong (ie, an exercise was lacking from my routine that would help increase the length of my bicep).

    thanks for the help so far though, appreciated.

    cya
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