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    Help with getting bigger biceps and getting bench up


    Hi I have big biceps but I feel I have hit a peak and need some suggestions to get them bigger. Also I have been struggling a little on the bench because I haven't been benching much but I need some tips on how to improve it as soon as I can. Thanks

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    Make your back (lats, upper and middle traps) bigger. Show me a dude with a wide, thick back and you'll see a guy with a big bench and big biceps.
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    List what exercises you are doing for both and then we can go from there.
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    Barbell curls. Dumbell curls. Concentration curls. Hammer curls. Sometimes pull ups
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Make your back (lats, upper and middle traps) bigger. Show me a dude with a wide, thick back and you'll see a guy with a big bench and big biceps.
    ^^ Agreed.

    I'd even suggest not to do more than 1 direct biceps movement per week until you can perform strict bent over barbell rows 110% of your bodyweight for 10 and chin ups with an additional 15% of your body weight for 10.

    And don't forget the endocrine response from deadlifts and squats.

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    First of all I doubt your biceps are very big at 160 lbs being 6ft 1....

    You just need to gain weight overall and focus, again like the previous have said focus less on direct biceps and on the heavy Rows and Chins.
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    Make sure you have a balanced routine. I am not saying you don't. But when I hear people asking advice about bench and bi"s It makes me think of the dudes at the gym in polos trying to get a pump before the bar.

    Remember your limited by your weakest muscle. People don't believe me when I tell them squats and cleans made my bench much bigger.
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    Bench press with the logging chain trick too. Start VERY light and you'll need spotter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bLacKjAck. View Post
    First of all I doubt your biceps are very big at 160 lbs being 6ft 1....

    You just need to gain weight overall and focus, again like the previous have said focus less on direct biceps and on the heavy Rows and Chins.
    Actually for a 16 year old with 18 inch arms I would say that's pretty good. That wasn't the question I asked. I asked for advice on improving bench and bicep size because I feel like I've hit a dead end in mass increase for arms
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    Quote Originally Posted by cg123 View Post
    Actually for a 16 year old with 18 inch arms I would say that's pretty good. That wasn't the question I asked. I asked for advice on improving bench and bicep size because I feel like I've hit a dead end in mass increase for arms
    If you're not willing to at least listen to advice, then why do you waste our time by asking? You need to focus on overall size and develop your back for both big biceps and a big bench. If that doesn't fit what you want to hear, then ask somewhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    If you're not willing to at least listen to advice, then why do you waste our time by asking? You need to focus on overall size and develop your back for both big biceps and a big bench. If that doesn't fit what you want to hear, then ask somewhere else.
    I am listening to advice. He just didn't answer the question
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    If you're not willing to at least listen to advice, then why do you waste our time by asking? You need to focus on overall size and develop your back for both big biceps and a big bench. If that doesn't fit what you want to hear, then ask somewhere else.
    I am listening to advice. He just didn't answer the question
    160lbs, 6'1", 18 in arms? Really? U already have HUGE arms for u size.
    I got 40lbs on u and my arms aren't that big. Sounds like u do need to develop other muscle groups bc face it, ur kind of small but....u got huge arms apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bLacKjAck. View Post
    First of all I doubt your biceps are very big at 160 lbs being 6ft 1....

    You just need to gain weight overall and focus, again like the previous have said focus less on direct biceps and on the heavy Rows and Chins.
    Quote Originally Posted by cg123 View Post
    I am listening to advice. He just didn't answer the question
    His advice perfectly answers your question. Heavy rows and chins stimulate bicep growth and help to stabilize the weight for a bench press. Just because it isn't something you read in a FLEX magazine doesn't denounce isn't validity. Like I said, heavy back work is what you need for both a big bench and big arms.
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    I would LOVE to see a picture of those 18in Bi's on that rail thin frame...I have over 60 lbs on you and my arms are the same size and don't look small by any means...

    Nevertheless, my advice still stands...
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    18 in. arms on a frame of 6'1", 165 lbs? I find that hard to believe and bs. I need to see a picture of this with a measuring tape involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDrew77 View Post
    18 in. arms on a frame of 6'1", 165 lbs? I find that hard to believe and bs. I need to see a picture of this with a measuring tape involved.
    Don't get too excited big guy ha. It's real. I have been working out for a while and i have no reason to lie on a fourm to people I don't even know and don't need to impress for any reason
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    At 6'1" and only 165lbs and with 18'' arms, I think it's very likely that you either measured wrong, or measured while flexing. If you really have 18" arms at that weight, I would imagine that your upper arms are about as big as your legs. It's simple math man.
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    this thread made me laugh.

    take the advice that has been given. i would reply to your question, but id be saying what these guys are saying...except for one thing they are missing...

    DIET. if you arent eating, u arent gonna grow and get stronger. my 16 year old cousin is your height but weighs 230 and his arms arent near 18". maybe u measured your chest or legs...i dunno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    this thread made me laugh.

    take the advice that has been given. i would reply to your question, but id be saying what these guys are saying...except for one thing they are missing...

    DIET. if you arent eating, u arent gonna grow and get stronger. my 16 year old cousin is your height but weighs 230 and his arms arent near 18". maybe u measured your chest or legs...i dunno.
    Na that's my arms dude. I have been lifting for a while and can curl quite a bit
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    I'm gonna have to call BS on 18" arms at 6'1", 165. I've been wrong before but I have spent a lil time in the gym myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cg123 View Post
    Na that's my arms dude. I have been lifting for a while and can curl quite a bit
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    I'm going to agree wit specmike on this one, there is no way that you have 18 inch arms. You said you've been working out for "a while" now your only 16 man haha your body has barley started to grow. Bodybuilding takes years to just get the basics and fundamentals in order concentrate on that and you'll be fine. Lot's of solid advice from the rest of the comments though.
    18 inch arms hahahahahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyReps17 View Post
    I'm going to agree wit specmike on this one, there is no way that you have 18 inch arms. You said you've been working out for "a while" now your only 16 man haha your body has barley started to grow. Bodybuilding takes years to just get the basics and fundamentals in order concentrate on that and you'll be fine. Lot's of solid advice from the rest of the comments though.
    18 inch arms hahahahahahaha
    Hahaha. Ok buddy I don't really give a **** what u think but I have no reason to lie to random people online. What u think I'm trying to impress people on a fourm that I don't know? Haha that's the funny thing. And yes I do squat about 300 pounds for the person wondering
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    There's a difference between lying and simply making a mistake.....such as measuring your arms wrong. Unless you are some sort of genetic freak or you are Gregg Valentino Jr. you simply do not have the body mass at 6'1" to have 18" arms. You brought it up, not the people here at AM. So, my BS call stands regardless if it's a mistake or if you are outright lying.
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    Blah blah blah blah...

    Try some underhand bent-over barbell rows. Tommy likeyyyy.

    Also, a lot of younger guys don't realize how much dips hits the lower chest (or at least I didn't). Incorporate lots of dips into your routine and try to keep your feet behind you or have a spotter pull them behind you to isolate your chest further.
  

  
 

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