at what size do your arms become "huge"?

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  1. daballer2005

    daballer2005 New Member

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    was doin some ab knee raises and some guy was walking buy, stops and tells me my arms are huge. I was like thx:mamoru:

    just measured em at 17"
     
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    its more of definition then actual size. When my arms were 20-21" but with minimal definition (300lbs) I rarely got comments on then. Now they are 18" cold but people tell me my arms are huge all the time.
     
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    21-22+ with minimal definition, 18+ with strong definition. I'm sitting at 19.5 right now with decent seperation, but don't get many comments. Back when they were about 18 and leaner I heard a lot more
     
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    like 16''. thats when you get the questions like "damn you work out huh?"

    around 20'' "fuck your huge bro."
     
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    wouldn't know they're like 15.5












    pumped :o
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Yeah I think 'cutness' is the key. I'm ~95kg/202lb and got 17" inch arms and get no comments. But I don't go around in 'wife betters' as well.

    How big are you, frame wise daballer2005?
     
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    got me beat :wtc:
     
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    As others have said... definition plays a large role. 18's that are lean look bigger than 20's with fat on them.

    When I was up toward 225 my arms were ~ 19" but with not too much definition other than a little bicep vein. Now at just over 200 they sit at 18" but have separations between bi/tri, large bicep vein, and veins in the lower triceps....I get MUCH more compliments on my arms now.
     
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    14.5 at 5'5" this is the tiniest i've ever been and girls are always asking if I lift :dunno:
     
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    I've had up to 18.75" and no one has said they were huge. Then again I'm one lanky motherfucker who doesn't do cardio
     
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    depends.

    a smaller guy with 16" might be consider to have huge guns but a bigger guy with the same arms wouldn't
     
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    Makes sense since you probably have the same amount of muscle in both instances. Now that you've lost all that fat, you can actually see the muscle underneath...otherwise people would just think it was all chub.
     
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    how much direct arm work do you guys with 18"+ arms do? I only do a few sets bis/tris one day a week and I sit at 16.5" pretty much all the time.
     
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    I do a few sets of bi's after squats. back and full bicep workout on thursday. shoulders and full tricep workout on saturday.
     
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    Its proportion to other body parts + definition
     
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    usually shorter guys have the big arm look to them even if they have arms that are 16". Tall guys over 6'3'' you're gonna need like 20" arms to look the same as a short guy with smaller arms
     
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    how well the shirt sleeves wrap around em
     
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    My av is so small you can't see it!
    At 17" pumped my arms look like pipe cleaners :wtc:
     
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    my arms are tiny, fuck you guys
     
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    don't worry about it no one here has "huge" arms

    preemos arms are prob the closest to jacked here though
     
  22. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    you 17 could look like someones 13...muscle shape, bone size, density, all make and arm look insane. Take arnolds for example, 19" Looked 22. Mine are 19 right now, split and peaked and would be considered huge but one of my guys has 17.5 and his arms make mine look like shit :rofl:
     
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    i wish my arms would grow :wtc:
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    LOL hes got like 16" arms...care to bet no one here has jacked arms.
     
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    Does 19.5", bicep split, peaked and veiny count?
     
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