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Old Mon, May 17th, 2004, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default 14 inch biceps

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?
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Old Mon, May 17th, 2004, 06:12 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Mon, May 17th, 2004, 06:33 PM   #3
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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.
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Old Mon, May 17th, 2004, 06:37 PM   #4
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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).


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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.
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Old Mon, May 17th, 2004, 06:38 PM   #5
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The average bicep according to mens health is 13", just read that yesterday.

Mine are 14".
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Old Mon, May 17th, 2004, 06:39 PM   #6
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Are we talking flexed or unflexed?
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Old Mon, May 17th, 2004, 06:42 PM   #7
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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
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Old Mon, May 17th, 2004, 08:23 PM   #8
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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.
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Old Mon, May 17th, 2004, 08:31 PM   #9
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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.
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Old Mon, May 17th, 2004, 09:10 PM   #10
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Mine are 15" cold flexed, and I'm just 5'6", so they look pretty decent.
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Old Mon, May 17th, 2004, 11:50 PM   #11
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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.
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Old Tue, May 18th, 2004, 02:44 AM   #12
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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"
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Old Tue, May 18th, 2004, 03:28 AM   #13
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I'm 12 1/2 cold. I think they're losing size, I've been slacking due to some physical problems and procrastination.
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Old Tue, May 18th, 2004, 05:54 AM   #14
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just mesured 13.3, how come last time i mesured my right bicep (last month) it was 14.3?
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Old Tue, May 18th, 2004, 07:05 AM   #15
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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).
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Old Tue, May 18th, 2004, 07:47 AM   #16
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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.
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Old Tue, May 18th, 2004, 07:54 AM   #17
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Flexed or unflexed. Probably a bit below. I am 6.0 and have 16,5 inch biceps unflexed with 8-9% bodyfat....

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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?
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Old Tue, May 18th, 2004, 08:36 AM   #18
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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)
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Old Tue, May 18th, 2004, 08:40 AM   #19
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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.
im at 230 with about 23% bf.
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Old Tue, May 18th, 2004, 09:29 AM   #20
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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.
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