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    Default What size arms are considered big??

    ive just measured my arms for the first time ever and they measured 15.5 inches

    im 6 foot 2 inches tall and weigh 211lb

    just wondered at what size arms are considered big as i feel mine are still not quite where i want them, you can see my bi's and my tri's so i imagine i havent much fat on them

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    10" over your wrist size is big for a natty with low body fat.
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    I don't have any specific number, this is like anything else in life man every single person is going to have a different opinion. Big is relative. 15.5" is probably a little above average for normal people, but in the weightlifting world fairly small. My right arm is only 15" so I'm not exactly a giant myself...

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    It varies with height and bodyfat percentage. Normally, a very lean guy of average height will look impressive with 16" arms. You are much taller so I'd adjust that number upwards.

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    I agree with Off Road. It depends on the height, weight, and body type of the trainee. There is not a cookie-cutter definition because not all body types look the same with equal size arms. For instance, a smaller guy with 16" arms looks way more impressive than a larger guy. It is all relative to your overall body.

    I'd say for a larger guy like yourself, I'd say optimistically 17" to 18" imo.

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    Height does have some to do with it,but definitely the biggest factor is BF%.I have 17" arms,but im bulky.If i was to cut,im thinkin 16.5" possibly 16 if i was super lean.However,you see giganticly fat out of shape women with 30" arms,but you know they cant bench 50lbs.

    Most naturals talking about it say 18" or 19" is like hitting a wall.

    Also,think about what your goals are.Alot of people think the freaky 20"+ looks gross.I'd say for you 17"-18" arms would be very impressive

    To me,its never enough.27" arms,hear i come Gregg!
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    18 for 5'9 at 12bf%
    20 for +6' at 12bf%

    you gain more than an inch if you are 15bf% and more if you are fatter.
    I do not count reps, I make every rep count !!

    175cm/75kg

 

 

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