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17", 18" Arms +?

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by Timbermiko, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. doordude42

    doordude42 Senior Member

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    How the hell can you tell the size of this guys arms through photos?
    TSK TSK TSK!! They look pretty damn big to me.
     
  2. wh0rume

    wh0rume Senior Member

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    he's my father.
     
  3. Timbermiko

    Timbermiko Well-Known Member

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    Experience...weight, height...photo. :tu:



    Yeah, they look around 16" ...notice the lack of triceps?
    BUT!!!!!, they are still better than mine :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Here's one for ya...

    Freddy was a genetic freak..5'5" and arms around 18.5" @ 195~
     
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  4. jsbrook

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    Well, because they don't look very big, I highly doubt they're 19 inches. How can you tell if a girl has a nice ass from a photo? same deal.
     
  5. doordude42

    doordude42 Senior Member

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    I saw no mention of height or weight. Im my case, being over 6 ft. with long limbs, my arms tend to look "smaller" than they actually are. In other words, a guy 5'7" with shorter arms and the same girth gives the appearance of being larger. I personally don't believe that dudes arms are 19" either. I'm just saying it's hard to tell from a picture.
     
  6. Timbermiko

    Timbermiko Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya....mine are the same ...long limbed.

    Mine don't look like much, actually they aren't much, but they measure allright...16"
     
  7. doordude42

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    There ya go! :tu: Nothing wrong with 16" arms. :tucool:
     
  8. Nico

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    I always heard that Shawn Ray (top pro bodybuilder from the early 90's) never got his arms bigger than 16.5 inches. He was quite short, but appeared to have big pipes to me.

    That guy in the photo looks like he prolly has about 16.5 inches. I don't understand what everyone's problem with him is-yeah he's a little funny looking, but half of the people are saying his arms aren't big and the other half are saying they're huge compared to his legs, which you can't really see in the photos very well since he's got jeans on and the pic is cut off.

    Now I understand that he may have bragged about having 19 inch arms on bb.com and over there you'll get ripped to shreds for talking smack and not backing it up but what's so bad about the guy's photos?
     
  9. BkRich

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    Symmetry?
    Nothing on his arm matches the size of his bicep let alone the rest of his body. Although I think he might suprise a few people here if he had a tape measurer wrapped around them in one of his pictures. His biceps are not only tall but very wide/thick.
     
  10. 1FastGTX

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    That is a good point. My upper legs look to be a decent size, and I'm pretty short. My friend is over 6 feet tall, and his thighs look small. When we pulled out a tape measure his thighs were actually the same size as mine.

    Still, though, I don't think that dude has 19" by any means, personally.
     
  11. Nico

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    When you say 'nothing' I assume you're referring to forearms and triceps, since those are the only other muscle groups I know of on the arm. His forearms are small, but it's hard to add size to your forearms if your genetics suck in this department.
     
  12. PettyFerrari

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    Just a question: How are you guys measuring your arms? I heard that arms were supposed to be straight out to the side, unflexed. Is that right?
     
  13. Nico

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    flexed and cold is the most typical method used.
     
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    This is how I do it. Cold, flexed:

    (This picture is from a few months ago. :D )
     

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    Well, he doesn't look like he has an overall muscular build for one, and so that gives some perspective when evaluating his arm size. He has decent biceps, but as jsbrook pointed out, his triceps are seriously lacking. He looks to me like he is in the 15.5 - 16.5 inch range. If his arms were 19 inches, they'd look huge, like the guy Timbermiko posted. Also, the rest of his body would be pretty big too. Unless he is using synthol, I'd say it is basically impossible to have 19-inch arms attached to this guy's fairly average body. If he did have arms that size, he'd look ridiculous anyway without the overall musculature to provide some proportion.

    Disclaimer: I'm not disputing that the guy looks to be in reasonable shape, just disputing that his arms are even close to 19-inches.
     
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    Again I agree, they don't look 19" to me either but i'd say they're a good 17". A good bicep peak will definetely add cloth to the tape.
     
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    At least the dude's not fat (like me... for now.) :lol:

    We may be overanalyzing the guy at this point... :d_eek:
     
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    Even 17 seems like a stretch to me....but as doordude says, you can't tell for sure just from a pic.

    Also -- read the bb.com forums dano linked. LOL, they really give this guy alot of crap! Kind of a caustic bunch over there. :lol:
     

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