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Old 02-11-2007, 07:43 AM   #1
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do you think benching 235 on 14 1/2" biceps is a little off? or are my arms about as big as they should be

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Old 02-11-2007, 10:49 AM   #2
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do you think benching 235 on 14 1/2" biceps is a little off? or are my arms about as big as they should be
Does it matter how big your arms are when you're benching 235lbs?
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Old 02-11-2007, 11:01 AM   #3
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fine, i guess. i just wanted to know if that was overly disperportional. hows this, i curl 30's for 10. does that help. before it was more apples to oranges.
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please go read the stickies....please....

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If your not doing so already, do more heavy Barbell Rows in your workout along with Squats and Cleans. When I was in HS I had 14 inch ish arms and had a 2 rep max of 225 at 5'11" so I don't think it's that off. But also if your 5'9" and 215, how much of that is fat. AND while we are on the topic, I hope you're eating properly.

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Old 02-11-2007, 02:19 PM   #7
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I'm not sure that it matters.

I've seen people with skinny legs doing heavy squats. They just had strong skinny legs.

I wouldn't get caught up in what the guy next to you is pushing. This is ultimately your battle.

Keep pushing more and more weight with your muscles and keep growing, that's the main thing to worry about when you are trying to build muscles.

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If your not doing so already, do more heavy Barbell Rows in your workout along with Squats and Cleans. When I was in HS I had 14 inch ish arms and had a 2 rep max of 225 at 5'11" so I don't think it's that off. But also if your 5'9" and 215, how much of that is fat. AND while we are on the topic, I hope you're eating properly.
id guess im about 20-25% bf. but idk. im eating alright id say. im not going for the bodybuilder look, im more of a powerlifter, cuz im putting my muscules to use as a lineman. so i need the weight. the only thing special i do as far as diet is i drink a protein shake after my lifting. other then that its normal meals ( no thirds at supper) with snacks in between, like a turkey sandwitch at 4 and/or 8 or something like that. as far as the cleans/rows/squats i think im doing a decent amout of them. cleans i do 5X10 at 135-140 depending on what ive done already that day. twice a week. and squats i do 5X10 at 225 also twice a week. rows i do seated cable rows, im not sure what the difference is, cuz its vertually the same motion, maybe lower back? i dont mean to come off as some asshole who thinks he knows everything, or some noob, even though i kinda am only 14 months of experince, with huge gain, maybe its cuz im growing still.
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You're training doesn't seem to have much to do with powerlifting. You do all high reps.

Cleans should never be done at 10 reps. That's just wrong. If you can do that much at 10 you need to up the weight and do sets of 3 or so.

Not sure what you are asking in regard to seated cable rows. They are primarily an upper back/lat movement.

There is no one to one correlation between lifting ability and muscle size. There are just too many variables. But nothing sounds really off to me if that makes you feel better. Leverage and other things plays into it and it depends on the type of hypertrophy that has contributed to one's size. If a lot of one's size comes from sarcoplasmic hypertrophy that will have no impact on absolute strengnt. But there is always a mixture.

Like thonaker said you'll see heavy squatters with skinny legs. Which usually really means skinny quads. Especially powerlifters. That is because they sometimes rely on a very strong push out of the bottom to accelerate up through the movement. Putting much of the emphasis on glutes and hams.

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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thanks eric, i just kinda felt like a freak.
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