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    Long vs. Thick Biceps?

    Hey guys,
    I've searched around for an answer to this question, but I still don't know the answer. I have been working out for almost 3 years now, and I have recently been focusing on my arms, but I feel that I must be doing something wrong. My biceps seem to be much "longer" than "thicker". In other words, they are bigger when you look at them from the side, but look skinny from the front. My question is: what exercises can I do that will make them look "thicker," as I feel that I would be a lot more confident about the way I look right now if I could work them out that way. Thanks a lot.

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    Nothing dictates the way your body grows except for your genetics.
    Try gaining more mass... how big are your arms now?

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    It's mostly genetics but add size and it should even out the look a little. And please tell me your working out your whole body and not just your bi's.
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    There is no way to change that.

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    Stop curling in the squat rack and try working your triceps, too. They constitute 2/3 of your arm mass and once bigger will give you that look of "thickness" from the front that you want. Do weighted dips, close-grip bench press, and heavy bench lockouts to get big tri's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rageagnstbullet View Post
    I have recently been focusing on my arms
    Here's your main problem. Work your entire body and focus on compound lifts, not isolation.

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    I woudn't say Isolation is out of the question. Some people need isolation work for bodyparts that seem to lag. But the focus of most peoples routine should be focused on compound movements along with isolation where needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bics56 View Post
    I woudn't say Isolation is out of the question. Some people need isolation work for bodyparts that seem to lag. But the focus of most peoples routine should be focused on compound movements along with isolation where needed.
    It's likely that this guy isn't experienced enough to be focusing on his weaknesses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    Here's your main problem. Work your entire body and focus on compound lifts, not isolation.
    What are compound lifts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris686 View Post
    It's likely that this guy isn't experienced enough to be focusing on his weaknesses.
    Could be...just like anything isolation has a use and knowing when and how much is what people need to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadroj View Post
    What are compound lifts?
    Lifts that use more than one joint.

    Isolation example - bicep curl, tricep extension, leg curl, etc

    Compound- Deadlift, squat, bench press, rows
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadroj View Post
    What are compound lifts?
    Compound lifts are a.k.a the Big 3. Bench, Deadlifts, Squats. Bench hits the chest and triceps. Deadlifts hit the back and biceps (pulling motion, if you're wondering how). Squats blast the legs and makes the whole body grow from what I've seen.

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    Not to mention pull ups, dips, millitary presses, cleans and snatches. Not just the big three.
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