Vein in Your Bicep
- 07-18-2007, 03:16 PM
- 07-18-2007, 03:36 PM
07-18-2007, 03:41 PM
bf and maybe genetics - I didn't think mine would ever show, but it's beginning to now that my bf is below 15%. I also have a nice peak
07-18-2007, 03:41 PM
Its genetic. I get spider veins on my biceps but not the large one up the middle that your talking of.
07-18-2007, 05:30 PM
When I am 230lbs my bicep vein isnt that great, I am 210lbs now and its very noticable. last summer when I was 200lbs it was like a 1/4 bar sticking out when I was curling, was awesome. Id vote for bf
07-19-2007, 09:11 PM
i dont think im very genetically gifted for bodybuilding, but i have a low bf and my vein only shows when im working my biceps.
07-19-2007, 09:17 PM
I have 3-D veins going up my forearms, through the biceps and all the way to the delts. Both my parents and a few other close relatives have thick,3-D veins in the crook of their arms and by their wrist. I'm also a fairly low bf%.
Factors that increase vascularity are total blood volume, bodyfat, genetics, and temperature (if it's really cold, you're veins will disappear.).
07-19-2007, 10:36 PM
07-19-2007, 11:42 PM
I think a lot of it has to do with the type of activities that you did, I have a good one in my right arm from tennis and my left arm, which wasn't worked as well has more smaller ones but not the ginormeous one down the side,
07-20-2007, 07:24 AM
Any and all flowing fluids are given a reynolds number (Re). This is a dimensionless number that tells you if the flow is turbulent, laminar, or 'transition' (somewhere between the two). The human body is a kick-ass work of biologic ingeniuty, and has the ability to 'adapt'. When the flow rate of blood increases, your veins will dialate in attempt to stay within a certain range of Reynolds numbers.
Vascularity is strictly proportional to the rate of blood flow to that particular region of the body. The various methods mentioned above are ways of going about this particular increase in flow.
07-22-2007, 11:46 PM
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07-25-2007, 05:02 PM
bf plays a big part, but if your predisposed to NOT losing fat on your arms quickly, which is mighty hard, OR if you just have thinner veins that others... you will not see them...
i will say however, that blood pressure and vasodilation play a huge role in the vein getting larger... i've seen and i've experienced a large increase in my vascularity just due to preworkout supps... heavy and SLOW resistence over the period of months, ie, heavy concentration curls... and carb loading before workouts... doing those consistently over the period of months have gradually increased my vein size...
however i don't feel that TOTAL bf plays a huge role, as i have a good amt of bf around my mid section, yet when i kick up my bicep routine, or any routine involving free weights where my forearm is under alot of contraction (heavy n tight grip) i'm like a spiderweb, roadmap, whatever u wanna call it.. that coupled with the fact that i do NOT have much bf AROUND my bicep... i also used to have the veins that run up the pubic bone... but... thanks to a lil bit too much protein, not enough cardio and a lackluster ab routine... bye bye veins... : ) however, once again i wasn't super thin...
07-25-2007, 05:06 PM
carb cycling too.... strategic nutrient uptake can cause massive vasodilation just because blood volume increases due to the sugar pumped through your veins... couple that with muscles who are under a large stress such as heavy lifting and whamo, veins will show (if not soon, then overtime )
07-25-2007, 05:20 PM
I was doing curls yesterday and ended the session with some dumbell reverse curls. Those puppies were screaming vascularity all over the place. I wanted to take a pic but I left my phone in the car. My right bicep look weird though. Like a little rope being twisted. I got a great pump yesterday to
07-31-2007, 12:33 AM
Take 2 lines of that powder and then on top of that take a nitric oxide supplement and caffience supplement and they will stick out pretty good. You will also get great pumps in the gym. Doctor reccomened.
07-31-2007, 12:44 AM
07-31-2007, 12:48 AM
07-31-2007, 12:49 AM
Incline Hammer Curls after doing 4 sets of preacher bench...ouch.
It's mostly bf related but genetics and also IMO the amount of years you have been lifting really come into play. I was much leaner when I was in my teens and 20's but not as vascular because I didn't train anywhere near the level I do now. Years of heavy lifting will bring out the vascularity IMO.
On my right bi, I have the large parallel bi vein coming out of the top of the bi. On the left..it never pops up but I have several smaller lateral veins the bulge pretty good when lifting. It's weird.
07-31-2007, 12:50 AM
Do you guys have like a dent in your bicep i have one when i flex on the top inside of my bicep is that weird.
07-31-2007, 12:59 AM
07-31-2007, 01:10 AM
07-31-2007, 02:25 AM
07-31-2007, 09:40 AM
caffeine is a vasodilator as well... as it acts to block the absorption of epinephrine and norepinephrine. both of which have very unique properties that not only vasoconstrict some blood vessels, but it helps dilate others... i hate when people think that just because it's a known vasoconstrictor, that it's uniformly a constrictor. read up on your hormones... and their antagonists.
07-31-2007, 10:39 AM
addijahq I thought the same thing but somewhatgifted i guess knows everything so i guess he is right.
07-31-2007, 08:24 PM
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