Dumbbell raise. One more exercise to do. It works the triceps on the back of the arm. These are the largest arm muscles (not the biceps).
Perception. Some people will consider your arms to be big. But others may not. A child is more impressed with 15-inch arms than is a professional bodybuilder.
And 15-inch arms are more impressive on a woman. I would be intrigued, impressed.
Big I consider 15-inch arms pretty impressive on anyone who works out. Good job and continue with your workouts.
Also The arm photographs at the top show arms that measure around 15 inches. They are not huge but still big.
Body fat percentage. If you have a high body fat percentage, big arms are less impressive. If fat covers your biceps and triceps, muscle definition is not seen.
Muscle insertion. If you have a muscle insertion near your elbow joint, you have a low insertion. This will make your arm seem bigger overall. But you will have less of a biceps peak.
Proportion. It is important to keep your body's musculature in proportion. I too often see men who seem to work out only their biceps and pectoral muscles.
But From a functional, sports-oriented standpoint, this style of workout is worthless. Muscle imbalances are a negative.
Fake You cannot fake real strength. A strong dude has a thick neck, big traps and a big powerful chest. His thighs are massive too.
13 inches. Sadly these are not big arms. When I was just a boy, but after puberty hit, my arms were over 13 inches. I even measured correctly (for a 13-year-old boy).
14 inches. Let's increase by an inch. The lower the body fat level and the shorter and smaller the overall frame of the person, the larger this arm will seem.
15 inches. These are viewed as larger on shorter and more compact frames than on taller men. If you are under 6 feet tall, 15-inch arms will seem big. They are impressive.
Tip A 15-inch arm appears large on shorter men, around 5 foot 6 or lower. Many photographs of men with 15-inch arms are impressive.
16 inches. If the arm is covered in a thick layer of fat, it will be less impressive. But 16-inch arms with a low level of body fat are considered big arms.
16-inch arms These are good football player arms. Universally big except when body fat is high.
But If your gut overhangs your belt on your pants by several inches, 16-inch arms are probably not impressive.
17 inches. At 17 inches and beyond, your arms are big. This should not be a concern. But with lots of body fat, 17-inch arms are better described as 15-inch arms with extra padding.
18 inches. There is no doubt about it. 18-inch arms are really big arms. A man with chiseled 18-inch arms has certain arm-related privileges.
And He always has the biggest arms in a group. He does not need to read websites about getting bigger arms.
19 inches You are just trying to make me feel bad about my body measurements. Some guy always will have larger dimensions than I will.
20 inches At this point you can call your arms "pythons." Also you may need a really orange skin tone.
Triceps. At first it seems that the biceps muscle is the largest one. We flex our biceps to show off. But another muscle group, the triceps brachii, is larger.
Shape After working out for months to years, your arms become larger and more muscular. And the triceps shape reveals itself.
Tip It is fun to flex this muscle. As the muscle contracts, the back of the arm changes shape. It becomes a ridge or horseshoe shape.
Stretch mark. If you have big arms, one sign is that you have stretch marks on them. This is not generally thought of as a positive thing. People dislike stretch marks.
Note Stretch marks (striae) are complicated. Some bodybuilders develop them more easily than others.
Cuffs. Doctors often take your blood pressure. The blood pressure cuff is adjusted to fit the arm. The standard-size cuff only fits arms up to 33 cm or 13 inches.
And You need the large cuff if your upper arm measures more than 13 inches. A doctor will consider your arms to be big.
Note This is an unflexed measurement of the upper arm. Remind your physician to use a larger cuff if you are a bodybuilder.
Quote Incorrect cuffing of a muscular arm leads to significant errors in the measurement of [systolic blood pressure] and [diastolic blood pressure], similar to that observed in miscuffing of nonmuscular arms.
Pump. After a heavy workout, bodybuilders experience a "pump." The muscle becomes filled with blood. This alters the exact measurements of the biceps.
So When measuring your arms, make sure to measure them always before, or always after, a workout. Measure at similar levels of hydration.
Synthol. If you see a guy who has unusually big biceps, he may be using Synthol. With a Synthol injection, many inches can be added to the biceps.
However This is dangerous and is not a form of bodybuilding. It changes the appearance but is not a form of athletics.
Quote Synthol is an injectable oil used by bodybuilders to make muscles appear bigger. It is reported to carry a wide range of health risks and side effects such as localised skin problems... muscle damage and the development of scar tissue.