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Biggest Biceps - Natural versus Non
« on: March 27, 2013, 05:55:37 pm »
Here's an interesting read:

http://muscleandbrawn.com/biggest-bodybuilding-arms/

This guy posts the stats and some pics of the biggest natural bodybuilders who had arms at about 18 inches.  He said it is only the gifted who can get up to 18 inches though.

And then he's got a few pics of what chemicals can do:  guys with arms in the 20-24 inch range. 

Supposedly Arnold's arms were "only" 19.5 or so.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 06:18:46 pm »
To put that article in perspective they are talking about the arm size of people in competition shape - IE single digit body fat percentage.  I

I pretty much don't do isolation training on my arms, once I can do a set of 10 pullups with some weight hanging from waist, maybe I'll do some curls again.  Indirectly they seem to get worked fairly well from pullups, lat pull downs, and low cable rows.

Once I've got my land graded and my foundation layed then I will worry about the color of my drapes :)

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 06:50:08 pm »
To put that article in perspective they are talking about the arm size of people in competition shape - IE single digit body fat percentage.  I

I pretty much don't do isolation training on my arms, once I can do a set of 10 pullups with some weight hanging from waist, maybe I'll do some curls again.  Indirectly they seem to get worked fairly well from pullups, lat pull downs, and low cable rows.

Once I've got my land graded and my foundation layed then I will worry about the color of my drapes :)

Sounds smart.  One thing that kills me are all the guys with monstrous arms and chests in my gym and toothpick calves.  It kind of looks like the Tasmanian Devil...
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 06:55:55 pm »
Training legs (squatting) sucks.  I can see why people don't do it, you have to set your ego aside.  I'm sometimes moderately worried I'm going to get pinned to the safety bars at the bottom position of the squat and have to duck the lift. 

I figure as long as I keep it reasonable and lift what I can in good form the deadlifts and squats will pay dividends into my 70's and 80's when my peers are rolling around on their lark scooters :)

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 07:02:30 pm »
Training legs (squatting) sucks.  I can see why people don't do it, you have to set your ego aside.  I'm sometimes moderately worried I'm going to get pinned to the safety bars at the bottom position of the squat and have to duck the lift. 

I figure as long as I keep it reasonable and lift what I can in good form the deadlifts and squats will pay dividends into my 70's and 80's when my peers are rolling around on their lark scooters :)

You can put on pretty good leg muscle just doing a lot of volume.  My wife is making some comments and I haven't done squats for months now.  Just doing some leg extensions and high settings on the stair stepper.  I'll probably do squats in a few months though...
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 09:00:46 pm »
I've never tried the stair stepper, I might have to give it a go.  Exercise bikes and ellipticals have never felt right.

I may try to fit in some leg extensions on my last workout of the week.  I seriously have chicken legs, I saw a guy watching me deadlift the other day I think expecting me to snap :)

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 09:30:19 pm »
I've never tried the stair stepper, I might have to give it a go.  Exercise bikes and ellipticals have never felt right.

I may try to fit in some leg extensions on my last workout of the week.  I seriously have chicken legs, I saw a guy watching me deadlift the other day I think expecting me to snap :)
Well, the stair stepper is good, but these are actually those stupid - and I feel stupid when I'm on 'em - "snow shoeing" machines.  But I like the ones where you can really adjust the ramp as you can significantly engage the glutes, quads and/or calves.  Depending on how high and how hard you modify the two settings, you can use these to train for mountain trails, etc.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 12:42:34 am »
Yep good thing too. If I had arms that big I'd have to have all of my clothes tailor made.
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Re: Biggest Biceps - Natural versus Non
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 06:45:25 am »
Okay, guys, what the heck is this?  You ever heard of Moustafa Israil?  Well, this has got to be the ultimate in freakishness:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202054/Meet-real-life-Popeye-31-inch-biceps-big-grown-man-s-waist.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuPtJF68XdY

And then check out a pick (at the bottom) of the previous record holder, a known steroid user apparently and obviously named Valentino:

http://spotmebro.com/the-latest-synthol-freakshow-sweeping-the-internet/
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 04:34:59 pm »
These guys are injecting synthol directly into their arms, what you are seeing is essentially oil bloated tissue. Think a breast implant without the bag!

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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013, 04:44:00 pm »
These guys are injecting synthol directly into their arms, what you are seeing is essentially oil bloated tissue. Think a breast implant without the bag!

Oh I read about the synthol but didn't get that.  It's a strange world at times, eh?

Unbelievable what Synthol is made of:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/ronharris8.htm

"Synthol is composed of 85% medium-chain triglyceride oils (a fatty acid), 7.5% lidocaine (painkiller), and 7.5 5 benzyl alcohol. The preparation is injected deep into the muscle where it is encapsulated between the fascicles (bundles of muscle fibers) . With repeated injections, a larger volume of oil builds up inside the muscle, expanding its size like a balloon filling up with air. About 30% of what is injected is metabolized by the body. The other 70% remains lodged in the muscle where it breaks down very slowly over three to five years"
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 05:59:13 pm »
"Freakish" might not be the right description.  It looks plain awful!  No definition at all and the upper arm size relative to his forearms looks STUPID!  The triceps side of his arms look like those really fat old ladies that have that swinging flesh in the same location.

I just don't know what could motivate someone to deform themselves in such a manner.

Whatever floats the boat I guess.  And in this case his arms just might work as flotation devices!
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2013, 06:03:53 pm »
"Freakish" might not be the right description.  It looks plain awful!  No definition at all and the upper arm size relative to his forearms looks STUPID!  The triceps side of his arms look like those really fat old ladies that have that swinging flesh in the same location.

I just don't know what could motivate someone to deform themselves in such a manner.

Whatever floats the boat I guess.  And in this case his arms just might work as flotation devices!

Pretty funny.  You made me laugh at work and that's not good as those in the next cube might wonder what in the heck is wrong with me... 

No, I cannot imagine what would possess a human being to inject "oil" into their arms.  Just bizarre.  I remember reading about a guy who took a grease gun and injected his penis in order to achieve some enlargement.  At least he had a worthy goal even if he deformed himself!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1279682/
"Grease-gun injury to the penis"

"At age 31 a man used a high-pressure pneumatic grease-gun to inject his penis in the hope of increasing its girth. Unfortunately the width continued to increase and he also developed erectile dysfunction. He sought urological advice 7 years after the initial incident.

On examination the penis was grossly deformed with areas of nodular subcutaneous thickening. An MRI scan, performed after intracavernosal injection of 5 μg prostaglandin E1, showed marked thickening of the penile skin and subcutaneous tissue with areas of calcification and globules of grease. There was no involvement of the corpora cavernosa or corpus spongiosum (Figure 1)."
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2013, 06:38:45 pm »
Thanks.

And you know I had seen that look (his upper arms) somewhere before and I couldn't place it earlier.

When I take our 3 year-old in the pool and put those floaties on her!  If I paint or die them to flesh tone color her arms will look just like his!
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2013, 01:12:08 am »
On the back side of his arms, is that fat or muscle? I can't tell when he poses and flexes whether that is droopy skin or whether that's part of his muscle.
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