Biceps won't grow but forearms will

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by Gammmmo » August 9th, 2019, 9:07 am

I *think* my biceps are growing having switched from heavy hammer curls (I have elbow issues with regular barbell and dumbell curls) to Zbar curls with less weight but focusing much more on the negative. I drop the weight over 4-5s and don't go overly heavy. I think this "time under tension" helps and also from a mind-muscle connection. I would love to be able to do chinups but anything other than static holds seems to aggravate my elbows again.

One thing I've noticed is the hypertrophy from many (not all as the exercise has to "work" for the individual) exercises where it's new one, and I've found I've become very in tune with myself when I feel like muscle is being added even though it may be quite modest.
Paul, 48M, 5'11" 80kg (sprint PBs HWT), ex bike time trialler.
LP=1:16, 100m=15.9s, 1min=350m Image
Targets: 355m+ 1min, 1:27(500m), 3:11(1K), bench 2 plates, squat 3 plates, deadlift 4 plates

Erg on!

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by THEPUNISHER » August 10th, 2019, 8:03 am

Check this dude's bi's out:
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You should try his program :P
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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by Eric308 » August 10th, 2019, 8:44 am

The Punisher....I've constantly told you that you need my authorization to post my photo.

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by Gammmmo » August 10th, 2019, 11:51 am

is he a rower? looks like a gymnast...

random :D
Paul, 48M, 5'11" 80kg (sprint PBs HWT), ex bike time trialler.
LP=1:16, 100m=15.9s, 1min=350m Image
Targets: 355m+ 1min, 1:27(500m), 3:11(1K), bench 2 plates, squat 3 plates, deadlift 4 plates

Erg on!

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by Gammmmo » August 19th, 2019, 2:21 pm

Paul, 48M, 5'11" 80kg (sprint PBs HWT), ex bike time trialler.
LP=1:16, 100m=15.9s, 1min=350m Image
Targets: 355m+ 1min, 1:27(500m), 3:11(1K), bench 2 plates, squat 3 plates, deadlift 4 plates

Erg on!

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by Anth_F » August 19th, 2019, 2:31 pm

I think that guys body looks ugly lol. Them veins...

Good channel tho.
42yo male 5'10 78kg (Rowing since june 9th 2016) PB's 5k 19:22 30min 7518m

My goals are simply to keep fit/get fitter and continue to enjoy rowing on the C2 :)

https://log.concept2.com/profile/1261966

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by Gammmmo » August 20th, 2019, 2:36 am

Anth_F wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 2:31 pm
I think that guys body looks ugly lol. Them veins...

Good channel tho.
A bicep vein is a rite of passage haha....I just need some biceps first!! Jeff's look is quite an extreme and even moreso because he seems to retain that look year round. I thought the link was interesting because it does potentially explain why I've built my forearms but not biceps. Infact I tried my first sets of light curls with a slack wrist yesterday...it did feel more targetted but did make my wrists ache a bit. All good today though so it's something I'll continue with.
Paul, 48M, 5'11" 80kg (sprint PBs HWT), ex bike time trialler.
LP=1:16, 100m=15.9s, 1min=350m Image
Targets: 355m+ 1min, 1:27(500m), 3:11(1K), bench 2 plates, squat 3 plates, deadlift 4 plates

Erg on!

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by hjs » August 20th, 2019, 4:48 am

Anth_F wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 2:31 pm
I think that guys body looks ugly lol. Them veins...

Good channel tho.
So you want to be fat :wink: Thats the only way to keep them hidden. He is very lean though. But thats the look you get when you are natural.

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by Anth_F » August 20th, 2019, 5:21 am

Don't get me wrong looking ripped on some blokes suits them. But something about his look thats ugly IMO. His biceps look bizarre to me when he flexes.

That look those who take the cattle growth stuff get.
42yo male 5'10 78kg (Rowing since june 9th 2016) PB's 5k 19:22 30min 7518m

My goals are simply to keep fit/get fitter and continue to enjoy rowing on the C2 :)

https://log.concept2.com/profile/1261966

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by Gammmmo » August 20th, 2019, 5:35 am

Anth_F wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 5:21 am
Don't get me wrong looking ripped on some blokes suits them. But something about his look thats ugly IMO. His biceps look bizarre to me when he flexes.

That look those who take the cattle growth stuff get.
His biceps look alot better than mine. The phrase "do you even lift?" comes to mind with mine. :lol:
Paul, 48M, 5'11" 80kg (sprint PBs HWT), ex bike time trialler.
LP=1:16, 100m=15.9s, 1min=350m Image
Targets: 355m+ 1min, 1:27(500m), 3:11(1K), bench 2 plates, squat 3 plates, deadlift 4 plates

Erg on!

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by Anth_F » August 20th, 2019, 5:48 am

Gammmmo wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 5:35 am
Anth_F wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 5:21 am
Don't get me wrong looking ripped on some blokes suits them. But something about his look thats ugly IMO. His biceps look bizarre to me when he flexes.

That look those who take the cattle growth stuff get.
His biceps look alot better than mine. The phrase "do you even lift?" comes to mind with mine. :lol:
Lookup Mike Thurston on youtube... his look suits him. Also another good body building channel worth subscribing to :wink:
42yo male 5'10 78kg (Rowing since june 9th 2016) PB's 5k 19:22 30min 7518m

My goals are simply to keep fit/get fitter and continue to enjoy rowing on the C2 :)

https://log.concept2.com/profile/1261966

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by hjs » August 20th, 2019, 5:59 am

Anth_F wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 5:21 am
Don't get me wrong looking ripped on some blokes suits them. But something about his look thats ugly IMO. His biceps look bizarre to me when he flexes.

That look those who take the cattle growth stuff get.
You may not find him atractive, but the second part is utter bull. He is also a bit older, fat which stays on when you are younger, goes away. If he was 5/10 poinds fatter he would look softer.

You have a thing with veins, don,t you, stay above 15% fat or else you might see one :D

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by Gammmmo » August 20th, 2019, 6:03 am

Anth_F wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 5:48 am
Gammmmo wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 5:35 am
Anth_F wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 5:21 am
Don't get me wrong looking ripped on some blokes suits them. But something about his look thats ugly IMO. His biceps look bizarre to me when he flexes.

That look those who take the cattle growth stuff get.
His biceps look alot better than mine. The phrase "do you even lift?" comes to mind with mine. :lol:
Lookup Mike Thurston on youtube... his look suits him. Also another good body building channel worth subscribing to :wink:
Yeah, I have seen his channel. He's at a higher bodyfat % and I'd argue has better genetics. Jeff is quite short and I doubt could ever be as bulky as MT....so maybe he then preferred to keep his bodyfat % low more consistently in order to set himself apart in the Youtube world. Anyway, we digress...
Paul, 48M, 5'11" 80kg (sprint PBs HWT), ex bike time trialler.
LP=1:16, 100m=15.9s, 1min=350m Image
Targets: 355m+ 1min, 1:27(500m), 3:11(1K), bench 2 plates, squat 3 plates, deadlift 4 plates

Erg on!

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by Anth_F » August 20th, 2019, 6:44 am

hjs wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 5:59 am


You have a thing with veins, don,t you, stay above 15% fat or else you might see one :D
I have a thing with veins that look very abnormal... yeah...
42yo male 5'10 78kg (Rowing since june 9th 2016) PB's 5k 19:22 30min 7518m

My goals are simply to keep fit/get fitter and continue to enjoy rowing on the C2 :)

https://log.concept2.com/profile/1261966

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Re: Biceps won't grow but forearms will

Post by Eric308 » August 20th, 2019, 7:38 am

This guy has decent biceps and is a great rower....I met him at an event here a few years back.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXT1chg9tcc

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