WTF is wrong with my arms?
05-01-2009 08:20 AM
I got small wrist but it really makes my forearms look huge
05-01-2009 04:22 PM
your legs look disproportionately small compared to chest/delts
05-01-2009 05:13 PM
I am having a hard time with my legs. I'm in the military so always doing long runs never really let me put on to much mass. I dont run as much now so the deads once a week an squats every 3 days with a 5x5 routine is starting to help. But the ruck sack runs did make my legs really strong for there size. I think i could easily put 10 to 15 pounds on my legs.
05-01-2009 05:36 PM
there is always an excuse not to do legs. I neglected them a long time too. I was in the military as well. My excuse wasnt because I had to run though. I just straight up did not care. I would recommend doing them because the squat really makes you feel so much stronger in everday life.
Originally Posted by Navyrigger
05-01-2009 06:00 PM
Oh ya bro, I hit them very hard now!
05-03-2009 02:21 AM
Go heavier on Deads and other back exercises,... and your bis will blow up (that is considering you already have a good bi workout.... ).
05-07-2009 01:15 PM
as for the 19" arms comment. I decided to put a link of a person with 19" arms who would much rather have 16" shreded arms.
. As for Navyrigger, I just wanted to say don't worry about how much weight you lift. I think this has already been said. If you are into powerlifting then that is great, but for bodybuilding focus on form and how your muscles feel/grow. I had to learn this lesson on back training. Besides deads I go light on everything, and just have perfect form. I also wanted to add that I think your bis look porportional. Just make sure you are eating right, training to grow muscle (and not just lifting more weight).
05-07-2009 01:25 PM
Actually those are probably 16" fat arms. Nice try though.
Hard to have these arguments too because different people want different things.
And the thing about the powerlifter/bodybuilder difference. A large majority of the time if the powerlifter cut down he'd blow the bodybuilder out of the water in term of thickness and size. Read up on the fundamentals of DC training and you will see all these things first hand, the guy who writes most of it is Dante. He will instill a different belief system in your mind in regards to the best way to grow and be as big/strong as you can be. If you dont want to be as big/strong as you can be then dont come on here and complain about your 15" arms. If you have to blow up to 230 at 20%bf then cut down to 210 at 8% then so be it. The thing is by the time you went to 230 and back to 210 if you went the route people on here think they should go you'd probably only be up to 180. All a matter of what you want though.
Originally Posted by burymestanding
05-07-2009 02:03 PM
It's funny how so many people think that weight lifted isn't correlated with muscle size. Sorry, but the difference between a "powerlifter" and a "bodybuilder" has more to do with DIET than it does with training.
05-07-2009 05:51 PM
I hope you didn't think I was saying powerlifting is a waste... I have mad respect for it. I mean look a johnny jackson haha. For me, I have personally quit worrying about how much weight I was using and focused on quality isolation of the muscles (I still try to go heavy though), this way I grew much more. I will look into the guy you were talking about, but from my friends who are into powerlifting, it seems that they are not focusing in on the specific muscles for lifting. They focus on doing what the f ever they can to get that dang weight up haha.
05-07-2009 06:38 PM
Look up DC Training, thats his training program. I dont do DC anymore but I still carry alot of his fundamentals with me. He has ALOT of insightful information online that you can read. It'll change alot of your concepts in working out.
05-07-2009 09:57 PM
05-08-2009 01:45 AM
again, most powerlifters i see are naturally thick guys with slower metabolisims...i still say a good portion of them went to powerlifting as an "alternate route" sometime in thier lifting history...though they they usually wont admit it. i have known alot of them and that is my opinion... i have one friend that was a powerlifter and decided to give bodybuilding a try. so he cut down like u said... he ended up having way too much skin left over. he looked alright but nothing was that cut... and his stomach looked kinda like a sixpack with a slab of dough over it. he said "see this is why i started powerlifting in the first place." point being that if ur kinda chunky to start u might wanna try powerlifting...unless u can deal with never really being ripped. sounds harsh but i call it the way i see it
Originally Posted by h0other
the size of the arms comments are stupid....its about proportion. arms isnt all that matters lol. its everything.... as in how well the arms sit in proportion with the shoulders/traps. huge arms with no shoulders or traps looks alien like. or whats the point of big arms if it comes with a big belly? u see?
05-08-2009 04:43 AM
again, you're an idiot. You call powerlifting an "alternative route". That's a joke. Obviously you are not masculine enough to know the rush it is to lift a huge ammount of weight in front of alot of people. Thats what powerlifters do it for. Not because they are not "genetically gifted" enough with "fast metabolisms", that's just someone who isn't even 200 pounds thinking he's a body builder. Show me one person who can bench 500 pounds than if he cut down to 8-10% body fat which I am sure you are not wouldn't weigh more than 200 pounds at your height, you cant. Being a powerlifter doesn't mean you have to be a lard ass. Look at Pudgenowski(sp), he sure as hell isn't. The skin comment is also a joke. Tell me we can fly people to the moon but we don't have cream to tighten up skin? Being 20% body fat is not obesely fat and definitely can be recovered to look firm when a person is 6-8%.
And about your second comment. Don't call MY comments stupid when you're the one who is too stupid to interprut them. Please show me where I said to just work you're arms. I am a huge advocate of heavy compound lifts as the basis of your workout program. How many guys do you know who can bench 500 pounds, squat 600 pounds, deadlift 600 pounds that post threads complaining about how they cannot get there arms to grow? NONE. Getting big doesn't involve curling 20lb DB's with picture perfect presice form contracting your Bi's at every position through the curl and breathing with the prowl of a tiger. I'd much rather see someone curling 70's with a few cheat reps at the end of there set. That's how you put on size. Muscles grow from lifting HEAVY.
Again as I have posted in previous posts, this is a matter of personal opinion. However, organutan, your opion is not something i'd consider of any relevance as it is too biased to someone who obviously thinks he is a "bodybuilder".
Originally Posted by orangutan
05-08-2009 09:32 AM
no need to call me an idiot....i clearly said it was MY opinion and what I have seen. now, on the contrary...i have seen guys wo were powerlifters and built fairly well, just not cut. personally, i understand powerlifting for strongman contest, or football or sports. doing it for the "rush" u speak of....well, lets say not for me. suit yourself buddy. i'd rather look huge and cut and in proportion and get the ladys....sounds more fun to me but hey....do what u want im all for that.
Originally Posted by h0other
so u go ahead and continue to look flabby and soft at OVER 200lbs lol, and ill keep looking huge and hard and bigger than u at UNDER 200lbs. by the way...do they have good education out there in alabama? have a nice day man
05-08-2009 10:48 AM
In grad school they sure do. And for your other point, Mr. "Can I take noxplode with my steroids", even with your steroids you are not bigger than me nor look better.
05-08-2009 12:10 PM
That education comment is the least educated comment in this whole thread too btw, I dont know if you realized this but the civil war was 150 years ago. The Alabama being a uneducated and poor state is sort of a thing of the past. However, if you ever want to come visit i'd be glad to show you around
05-08-2009 07:33 PM
and.. I have a beautiful lady who is intelligent and respects me more for working hard and lifting hard than shooting steroids up my ass twice a week. You're 190 pounds after taking 2 cycles rescently? Do you honestly think that is impressive to ANYONE? You're a joke and a tool. Obviously your personality and looks are not up to par so you have to resort to steroids to try to find a stupid girl who will like you because you have nice muscles, which I am sure you wont tell her how you really got them. Get a life, fool.
05-09-2009 02:51 AM
struck a nerve ehh flabby? lol. your extra 20lbs is in ur ass and belly anyway from the pic. im maybe 6-7%, arms are about 19-19.5"
btw post a pic of the gf.....if u have enough confidence to post a pic of what u just did, then a pic of the beautiful girlfreind should be just as classic. please do so i can enjoy myself
05-09-2009 03:50 AM
im just gonna chime in and say my arms are 15" and im only 5'6... and i def think my arms could use some work and also agree they are SMALL but LOOK huge... Also for the OP i found that focusing a lot on my tri's and not my bi's gave my upper arm a lil more round look to it... which is what i feel you are worried about because my arms looked almost identical to urs a month ago.
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