Filling out the bicep (the area between the forearm and the lower bicep)

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  1. BrownWalrus

    BrownWalrus New Member

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    I need help with it, for as long as i can remember working out (about half a year of serious training, in general i only started working out last year but only about half was serious), my right bicep just didn't look right. It looks as if it's missing a lot of itself, it makes no sense. Basically, a normal bicep, to me, is suppoed to be filled out, when doing [​IMG] this pose, you can see that the bicep is filled out nicely, it's proportional. My bicep, for some weird fucking reason (and i hope to god it's not genetics cause that would suck really, really bad) seems to not look like that at all. Yes, yes i realize this is a bodybuilder, but let me continue. When i flex, my bicep literally all goes towards my shoulder, there's a lot of space between my lower bicep and my forearm place, a lot. I've been doing hammer curls for a long time, basically since i've started out. I dont understand why it's like this, it looks normal before i finish the flex, by the time i finish, it;s like a half bicep,it's fucking weird. I kept telling myself that it would fix itself if i kept working out, but so far it seriously hasn't...at all really (my left one is better but still has issues). The part that saddens me is that i look at other people who just started working out and their bicep is filled out normally. Also, if you were sitting in a chair and you put your elbows on the table and your arm to your face (like you were pretending to read a book in school but you were really sleeping), with both my arms relaxed, it seems my bicep sags to the left a bit too much, in fact, when i flex, it seems that my bicep covers half of my arm and it doesn't pop up fully, hard to explain. Anyways, is this genetics or do i just have to keep working out? What else can i do besides hammer curls, and why is it that only i seem to have this problem (seriously only me)?
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    keep working out
     
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    if it is what I think you're talking about...for the most part you really can't change it. And it is genetic. Albert Beckles, a professional bodybuilder in the 80's was known for extremely 'short' but peaked biceps.
     
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    genetics
     
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    damn, im not sure if thats what i have or not but it could be....that sucks
     
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    it looks exactly like what the guy on the left has

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    damn im not sure just how bad this is but it sucks nonetheless
     
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    You can't change the insertions and attachments. You may likely have long tendons and short muscle belly in the biceps.
    On the other hand, those with shorter biceps usually have better peaks...if that matters to you. What is you arm size right now?
     
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    Oh they aren't impressive at all (i've been working out seriously for only half a year and haven't worked out for 2 months, just got back into it now)....they are probably 12.5-13inch now, at least my right should be, used to be in the 14' range :wtc:. Oh and i'm 5'6' - 5'6.5' - 130lbs (dont ask, thats what i call overcutting...i just wanted to reach a low bodyfat). Yea i've noticed that peaking wise, it's pretty nice, it looks pretty sexy from a front pose too (though my favorite is to see if from behind the arm, like a back bicep shot, from that angle). I guess peak is pretty important but overall, i won't lie, id be happier in the end with having a longer bicep :hs:

    I guess i'll try hitting more hammers/reverse grip pulldowns and reverse grip curls anyways, maybe it will help just a little...and at least it will help the forearms a lot too.
     
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    My bicep lengths are actually different on each arm. Longer on the left. On the right, the space is the width of two fingers.
     
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    You are 130lbs with 12.5" arms. Stop worrying so much about little shit, come back after a couple years worth of training... then worry about specific muscle locations
     
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    same


    OMG I HAVE TEH GENETICS OF TIMBERWOLF
     
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    synthol, son!

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    oh i agree, i just had to know why i had this and some of my friends who started out at the same time that i did didn't, i was hoping it wasn't genetics but it was, that's what i wanted to know...and yea i'm now 100% sure i have this, oh well, more peakz!
     
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    my god :ugh:
     
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    I'm really wondering what both guys are thinking....
     
  17. jmezz

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    How the fuck could anyone think that looks good??
     
  18. timberwolf

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    Exactly.
     
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    I'm wondering how in the hell he got that shirt on.
     
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    i wonder if he can wipe his ass...
     
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    hammer and reverse curls can help, developing the surrounding musculature, though bicep tendon length and insertion is not something that can be "trained" away.
     
  22. BrownWalrus

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    nice, what about the preacher bench/scott bench, i heard thats the best exercise for guys with short biceps, also the incline db curls at a 45* angle is good for overall development...more importantly though, do you anything about the scott bench/preacher bench curls?
     
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    I also have similar issue. Hammer curls seem to help; a tad. Close-grip curls as well.
     
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    its that damn creatine bloat :mamoru:
     
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    can you synthol your dick to fill in the gap between the shaft and head?
     
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