Author Topic: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size for Natural Bodybuilders  (Read 1967 times)

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Re: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size for Natural Bodybuilders
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 11:44:20 AM »
Excellent article.  Sheds a light on what is really possible training natural as opposed to delusional thinking that bodybuilders have.

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Re: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size for Natural Bodybuilders
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 04:53:32 PM »
I question whether Ty Dinh's measurements are accurate, particularly his quads.



Height - 5'9"
Contest Weight - 166 pounds
Off-Season Weight - 195 pounds
Contest Body Fat % - Approx. 6%
Off-Season Body Fat % - Approx. 10%
Arm Size - 17.5"
Leg Size - 27.5"
Chest - Unknown
Contest Lean Body Mass - 156 pounds
Off-Season Lean Body Mass - 175.5 pounds

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Re: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size for Natural Bodybuilders
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 06:25:33 PM »
An interesting article.

https://www.muscleandstrength.com/expert-guides/bodybuilding-genetics

My algebraic knowledge is limited. So, I had difficulty understanding that formula. However there is a lot of great information in the linked web pages. What I learned is that basically, I was at my peak when I was 29 years old.

These days, I've reverted to being a total ectomorph. But, now that I know what's possible....the sky is the limit.

If I can add 2 to 3 inches to my quads a couple of inches to my calves, keep my abs in check, grow my chest, back and lats 2 to 3 inches, biceps/triceps and forearms a couple of inches. I'd be looking pretty buff. If this doesn't happen, I'm not going to off myself. But, I will be disappointed.  :(

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Re: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size for Natural Bodybuilders
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019, 06:20:35 PM »
17.5 arm at 166lbs? Nope, that's not happening.

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Re: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size for Natural Bodybuilders
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2019, 02:12:56 AM »
17.5 arm at 166lbs? Nope, that's not happening.
Agreed.  Those arms are 15 maybe 16 inches tops.