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2005/08/04 15:50:18 (permalink)
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Genetics

I am always reading magazines saying genetics this genetics that, short muscle belly this long muscle belly that. How do i no if i have good genetics?

Darren "Definitely tall, seems to be coming along nicely you crazy gorilla man you"
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    Onizuka
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 15:56:08 (permalink)
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    Good genetics for what? BBing? Long muscle bellies and lots of natural testosterone would be good genetics for it I suppose.
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:01:02 (permalink)
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    For bodybuilding. people always say arnie had good genetics or ronnie coleman. how do ya know?

    Darren "Definitely tall, seems to be coming along nicely you crazy gorilla man you"
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:08:38 (permalink)
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    Probably because they are/were at the piniacle of bodybuilding, ronnies sheer mass is unparalleled and your average joe wil never ever achieve that size and conditioning. The same with arni, his shape was outsatnding with huge arms/chest/back and a tiny waist. You dont get 22" arms in the 1970's without have some outstanding genetics.
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:11:30 (permalink)
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    but how do you no if u have good genetics?

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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:13:45 (permalink)
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    If you have good genetics imo you would know about it, you would be growing well, getting great gains from the gym etc

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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:17:35 (permalink)
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    Look at the other males in your family. Check for big forearms and calves. If anyone ontrained has good calves and forearms you may be lucky.
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:20:34 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: TallJay114

    but how do you no if u have good genetics?



    By looking at you, without much training under your belt- you don't.

    If you've trained for a year, say, and you've put on a lot of muscle compared to the average beginner, and you've hardly put on any fat despite stuffing yourself silly, then you've probably got good genetics.

    Long muscle bellies/short tendons is easy to spot. If you tense your biceps with your upper arm and forearm forming a right angle at the elbow, you will see how far your biceps muscle extends up to the elbow. Some people have a large gap there because they have a long tendon; other people have a muscle that extends practically all the way to the joint. Similar applies to all muscle insertions. Small joints are also useful (assuming they go with a good ability to build muscle) because they contrast with big muscles to make you look even bigger.
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:21:42 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: NitrogenY3K

    You dont get 22" arms in the 1970's without have some outstanding genetics.


    Arnies arms were just under 20 inches.
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:21:53 (permalink)
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    having a long tendon good or bad? coz mine is HUGE

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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:24:57 (permalink)
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    im gona guess bad and this could acount for why my arms are SH1T

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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:29:53 (permalink)
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    Long tendons (short muscles) are bad for BBing because your muscles don't have as much potential for size and strength, and you are physically incapable of looking 'filled out' like Coleman or Cutler, or any other elite/pro bber, with a few exceptions.

    Genics, if you bend your arm to 90 degrees, how many fingers can you fit inbetween the end of the muscle tissue and your forearm? I can fit two in, because I'm an ecto and have **** muscles. The fewer the better.
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:33:40 (permalink)
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    Long tendons/short muscles, are bad for bodybuilding, but are very good for power production.

    Onizuka - I can fit 3 fingers between my bi's and my elbow.
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:34:17 (permalink)
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    I can fit 3...
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:35:32 (permalink)
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    Count me in the long tendon group then and my arms are sh*t, but i could do with training them more. I'd say i have pretty decent back genetics as it seems to be my strongest point by far. Oh and my bum but thats a different matter
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 16:38:10 (permalink)
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    I can force two in there...and i'm ecto...
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 17:04:13 (permalink)
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    I don't think this finger thing is a good test at all, depends how big your fingers are ;)

    I guess good genetics you could tell if you made exceptional gains as a beginning, are you as big after 1 year of training as others have been after 2-3 ? Then you could have a case.
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 17:06:21 (permalink)
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    can fit 3 m8.

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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 17:24:26 (permalink)
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    at least I have girly fingers
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    RE: Genetics 2005/08/04 17:31:52 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: TREBOR


    ORIGINAL: NitrogenY3K

    You dont get 22" arms in the 1970's without have some outstanding genetics.


    Arnies arms were just under 20 inches.



    Unflexed then.

    Otherwise when he flexed them they were 22 inches. At 15 stone 12 and 7% bodyfat, just a tad higher than arnolds was and my arms were 20 inch, THEY WERE NOT AS BIG AS ARNOLDS. They didnt have the detail his did either, his vein in his bis was fukin huge and the splits are awesome. Arnold had 22 inch arms, look at his peak. Hes was also 6ft 2, how is a 20 inch arm gonna look like that on someone at 6ft 2?

    He had the best right bicep in history, 22 inch mate. No way were they under 20 because i measured my own non pumped and tensed and they did not look as big as arnolds.

    I looked quite a way off what arnold looked like in 1974, theres no way his arms were below 20 inches.
    post edited by BritBB - 2005/08/04 17:35:05
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