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.
Nothing dictates the way your body grows except for your genetics.
Try gaining more mass... how big are your arms now?
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.
Last edited by rbar89; 04-17-2007 at 09:20 PM.
Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
Current Maxes: (May 2009)
Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
"When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."
There is no way to change that.
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.
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.
Not to mention pull ups, dips, millitary presses, cleans and snatches. Not just the big three.
Last edited by Mad Max; 04-18-2007 at 01:02 PM.