View Full Version : Is It Harder To Get Big Biceps, When You Have A Really Long Reach?


Perfect Plex
08-20-2011, 05:21 PM
I seem to have a very long reach. And I have really been working on getting bigger biceps. But they don't really to be getting that big.

Am thinking is it due to me having a long reach?

TheHolyCross
08-20-2011, 08:09 PM
you want big biceps or high peaked biceps?


the shape of your muscles is usually correlated to how you train/move

and no, i dont think your reach is why you have tiny biceps

Perfect Plex
08-20-2011, 08:23 PM
you want big biceps or high peaked biceps?


the shape of your muscles is usually correlated to how you train/move

and no, i dont think your reach is why you have tiny biceps

I just feel it has something to do with it. People who have little short arms find it easier to build the bicep up as there not much length in the arm.

My arms are so long. I've also been told that short people with short limbs have a easier time lifting weights due to they don't have to much work to do in order to bench or bicep curl as there arms are so short.

Were's someone with long arms has a extra struggle getting the weights fully extended due to there arms being so long.

F l i c k e r
08-20-2011, 09:12 PM
Yes.

Your muscle has to stretch over your longer frame. That's why 5'3" gymnasts look jacked and 7' Dirk is slender.

Its harder but you can still put on larger muscle. Look at 6'9" Lebron whom has the wing span of a condor. He is by no means slender. Dwayne Wade has pretty big biceps too and he has a long reach.

Perfect Plex
08-20-2011, 09:44 PM
Yes.

Your muscle has to stretch over your longer frame. That's why 5'3" gymnasts look jacked and 7' Dirk is slender.

Its harder but you can still put on larger muscle. Look at 6'9" Lebron whom has the wing span of a condor. He is by no means slender. Dwayne Wade has pretty big biceps too and he has a long reach.

Yeah that sums up what am trying to say.

And the likes of Lebron have got amazing genetics which counts for alot. So I really don't look at him as someone who I can base myself on.

F l i c k e r
08-20-2011, 10:57 PM
Yeah that sums up what am trying to say.

And the likes of Lebron have got amazing genetics which counts for alot. So I really don't look at him as someone who I can base myself on.


That's why I also said Dwade. He probably has the best looking biceps in the NBA and he has a pretty big wing span too. :lol1:

Perfect Plex
08-20-2011, 11:03 PM
That's why I also said Dwade. He probably has the best looking biceps in the NBA and he has a pretty big wing span too. :lol1:

Again do Dwade has amazing genetics.

F l i c k e r
08-20-2011, 11:21 PM
Again do Dwade has amazing genetics.

lol, genetics plays a factor but it isn't everything.

Don't think for a second DWade didn't work out to get that muscular. Dwight howard wasn't born with those shoulders, he worked to get them that way.

Perfect Plex
08-20-2011, 11:34 PM
lol, genetics plays a factor but it isn't everything.

Don't think for a second DWade didn't work out to get that muscular. Dwight howard wasn't born with those shoulders, he worked to get them that way.

But what am saying is, if everyone done Howard's workout. They still wound't have shoulders & biceps as big as his. Gentics do play a big part. I know some people who hardly train and are still ripped.

Be_kind_rewind
08-21-2011, 11:38 PM
I thought U don't want to have large biceps in boxing?

paulsinghnl
08-21-2011, 11:45 PM
just work on it, use supersets, and don't forget the more free movement you use, the stronger it will get because of your size. your reach generates power, so think of different variations on the pullup, rope pulling, climbing.

barfly12
08-22-2011, 01:30 PM
First of all, understand that bicep size has very little to do with boxing abililty or punching power. Back in the 1980's Soviet research proved that the bicep adds virtually nothing to a punch, while the tricep, hips, and of course shoulders add much. That being said, your reach has nothing to do with your potential bicep size. The length of your muscle belly dictates potential size. Arthur Jones proved this in the 1970's. To get an idea of your potential bicep size, "make a muscle". Then see how big the gap is between your bicep and the crook of your elbow. The bigger the gap, the less potential you have. If you insert more than two fingers into that gap, you have poor potential. Top bodybuilders literally have no gap, with the bicep actually touching the elbow crook. I hope this helps.

Othello
08-22-2011, 04:58 PM
If you want bigger muscles you need to train heavy and consume more calories than you burn. Start out with a 300/400 kcal surplus. Make sure at least 30% of your intake consists of proteins.