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RoyPardo
Mon, May 17th, 2004, 07:06 PM
My biceps are 14 inch, am i below average, average, normal, above normal????

Im 6"4 (195cm) 15-20 % BF

I read Arnold Shwar(what ever it spells)zenegger said for every inch of muscle gain in biceps you need to add 10 pounds of weight?

karatetricker
Mon, May 17th, 2004, 07:12 PM
I forget the exact number, but I was reading in Men's Health last week the average man's bicep is either 9" or 11" I think.

fujo
Mon, May 17th, 2004, 07:33 PM
I'm 5' 8.5" and mine are 14.75 -- and they seem small to me -- so I have no idea. I am interested in this also.

John Stone
Mon, May 17th, 2004, 07:37 PM
I read that article, too ("How Fit Are You?", or something like that).

According to that article, 13" is the size of the average male's upper arm (bicep & tricep).


I forget the exact number, but I was reading in Men's Health last week the average man's bicep is either 9" or 11" I think.

brezman
Mon, May 17th, 2004, 07:38 PM
The average bicep according to mens health is 13", just read that yesterday.

Mine are 14". :D

StevieD
Mon, May 17th, 2004, 07:39 PM
Are we talking flexed or unflexed?

Specialbear
Mon, May 17th, 2004, 07:42 PM
the above question is good, any1 know??

Also, most pro BB have the 20 inch plus arms. Yet, they all juice (or nearly all). If u can get 17-18 naturally, ur awesome. 14 is great

metron9
Mon, May 17th, 2004, 09:23 PM
5'11 cold 14 1/2 unflexed, 16 flexed still workin to make em bigger. Oh up to 17 pumped after a good bicep workout when I am eating lots of carbs.

badgolfer
Mon, May 17th, 2004, 09:31 PM
this is frustrating to me. i have 15.5" arms flexed but i am 6'-6" so they look like twigs if you ask me. oh well looking to get to seventeen hoping that will fix my problem.

mzmtg
Mon, May 17th, 2004, 10:10 PM
Mine are 15" cold flexed, and I'm just 5'6", so they look pretty decent.

metron9
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 12:50 AM
this is frustrating to me. i have 15.5" arms flexed but i am 6'-6" so they look like twigs if you ask me. oh well looking to get to seventeen hoping that will fix my problem.

How much do you weigh? at 6'6 I'm thinking 240 would be lean and mean. If you are under 200 you gotta eat. lots of steak and eggs. I eat 8 eggs for breakfast now and soon I hope to make that an even dozen. :eat:

Haircut
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 03:44 AM
Here is a link that I found from a Google search, dunno how accurate it is, but it says average flexed bicep for a man is 12.6"
Link (http://www.genderweb.org/general/ave_bo.phtml)

Lootrock
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 04:28 AM
I'm 12 1/2 cold. I think they're losing size, I've been slacking due to some physical problems and procrastination.

Luke.S
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 06:54 AM
just mesured 13.3, how come last time i mesured my right bicep (last month) it was 14.3?

Banditfist
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 08:05 AM
this is frustrating to me. i have 15.5" arms flexed but i am 6'-6" so they look like twigs if you ask me. oh well looking to get to seventeen hoping that will fix my problem.


That is the arguement that Lou Ferrigno had against Arnold. I don't have the stats, but Lou was several inches taller than Arnold. It took Lou a lot more work to make his physique comparable to Arnold's. There are advantages and disadvantages to being tall and short(er).

haven97
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 08:47 AM
Mine are 14.5 - 14.75 and I'm 5'10. Mostly from tricep development not bicep. I think for all of us if we loose our guts they will look much bigger. My friend at work has biceps that are about 13.5 - 14 and he looks huge because he has a 30" waist.

Ludvig78
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 08:54 AM
Flexed or unflexed. Probably a bit below. I am 6.0 and have 16,5 inch biceps unflexed with 8-9% bodyfat....

My biceps are 14 inch, am i below average, average, normal, above normal????

Im 6"4 (195cm) 15-20 % BF

I read Arnold Shwar(what ever it spells)zenegger said for every inch of muscle gain in biceps you need to add 10 pounds of weight?

HIIT MAN
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 09:36 AM
Flexed or unflexed. Probably a bit below. I am 6.0 and have 16,5 inch biceps unflexed with 8-9% bodyfat....

Following on from Haven 97.

I am 5'10 Biceps 14"

43 chest 32 waist. I have been cutting but people comment on my large biceps, I think its because of the definition. Triceps muscles are quite defined too.
Sometimes I notice other mens biceps and although I can dee they are thicker than mine, they dont look as much muscle.

Still want to beef them up next bulk stage. ( I dint know never satisfied)

badgolfer
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 09:40 AM
How much do you weigh? at 6'6 I'm thinking 240 would be lean and mean. If you are under 200 you gotta eat. lots of steak and eggs. I eat 8 eggs for breakfast now and soon I hope to make that an even dozen. :eat:

im at 230 with about 23% bf.

Craig
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 10:29 AM
I've only ever measured unflexed before for purposes of fat loss, so I was quite suprised having just measured them flexed at 16.5". I knew I had fairly thick arms as t-shirts and jumpers have always been tight. I gained bigger arms many years ago when I was training and guess I've not lost too much of it. I think one thing that was key for me was building big triceps (they do make up most of it anyway).

I'd better start rebuilding my arms again because the measurement is likely to go down as I reach my fatloss target.

J2kDarkSkies
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 03:27 PM
5'11 cold 14 1/2 unflexed, 16 flexed still workin to make em bigger. Oh up to 17 pumped after a good bicep workout when I am eating lots of carbs.

BS you don't gain 1 1/2 inches by flexing. and no way do you gain 2 1/2 through "carbs"

chicanerous
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 04:22 PM
BS you don't gain 1 1/2 inches by flexing. and no way do you gain 2 1/2 through "carbs"

I gain 1.25" from relaxed to flexing, cold. Pumped flexing probably puts me around a 2" gain from relaxed cold. I definitely believe him, though I'm not sure that "carbs" is one of the reasons.

PecMan
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 05:10 PM
BS you don't gain 1 1/2 inches by flexing.
I'm 13.5" relaxed (cold), 15" flexed (cold) . I'm a good inch bigger (both measurements) after an arm workout. I guess I'll have to go yell at my tape measure for lying to me. :p

metron9
Tue, May 18th, 2004, 05:38 PM
BS you don't gain 1 1/2 inches by flexing. and no way do you gain 2 1/2 through "carbs"
:nod:
When I said 17, I did say up to 17 I remember hitting that number once after a good pump. Last night however 16 3/4 was the maximum pump and I have been cutting now and for the last 4 weeks. When I talk about carbs and pump what I meant to say was that week that I ate 3500 to 4000 calories per day, when I lifted I was extra pumped so much that when I did chest I could not reach over and touch the outside of my left deltoid with my right arm even with the tips of my fingers. You gotta try that 4000 calorie eating binge and work out. Like I posted then you feel like you can knock down brick walls, It's a great feeling and I cant wait to do it again, well I can wait because I do want to see a full 6pack cut to the bone look before I do just because it's been 25 years since I was in that shape. I still have some pretty big fat pockets on my lower back I want to get rid of too but I think that's another 6 months down the road as it took me 25 years to put it there.

Craig
Wed, May 19th, 2004, 06:09 AM
I gain 1.25" from relaxed to flexing, cold. Pumped flexing probably puts me around a 2" gain from relaxed cold. I definitely believe him, though I'm not sure that "carbs" is one of the reasons.
You'll find that when bodybuilders are preparing for competition, after a few weeks of strict cutting, they'll do a 'carb load' in the week prior to the comp to really fluff up their muscles.

citrixmeta
Wed, May 19th, 2004, 09:32 AM
just incase anybody missed this article.
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/sisco8.htm

ive been doing this and noticed a diff.

Tommyboy
Wed, May 19th, 2004, 10:13 AM
Here is a link that I found from a Google search, dunno how accurate it is, but it says average flexed bicep for a man is 12.6"
Link (http://www.genderweb.org/general/ave_bo.phtml)

Interesting numbers. I don't know how valid they are or what population they were taken from, but if they are correct, here's what the percentile rankings would be for different measurements, in case anyone's interested (assumes a normal distribution, for those statistically inclined).

11" 9.5%
12" 31.1%
13" 62.8%
14" 87.4%
15" 97.5%
16" 99.7%

For what it's worth.

kash-2k8
Sat, February 16th, 2008, 10:46 PM
hey im 16 years old 5 foot 10 and my arms are 14 inches.

JoeSchmo
Sat, February 16th, 2008, 11:09 PM
Wow....this thread is almost 4 years old! :eek:


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