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    Misc bodybuilders: is it possible to get 18in arms naturally?

    Can you get 18 inch arms at competition weight without using steroids, growth hormone, synthol, whathaveyou?
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    Absolutely...
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    18 inches is the average size for a non-competitive lifter.
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    Originally Posted by MusclesMarinara View Post
    Absolutely...
    this - based on some genetics and a solid program, why not?
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    Considering how I have 17.5" arms cold, i'd say yea its very possible. I hate dieting and dont sleep enough as well....
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    Depends whether you want 6% bf or 15%bf.
    For some people they will never be able to achieve ripped 18 inchers.
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    for a majority of natural non-delusional non-e-stat lifters i will say no... Its not a linear type of growth and a genuine lean 18"" arm is quite rare i think.. And i mean LEAN, so you can plainly see tricep/bicep and veins etc.. Not a fatcep







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    Originally Posted by Aussie12 View Post
    Depends whether you want 6% bf or 15%bf.
    For some people they will never be able to achieve ripped 18 inchers.
    Very true.
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    the average misc weight lifter has at least 18 inch arms, so yeah it's possible
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    I prefer powerlifting over bodybuilding, and I'm still not going to be satisfied until I have large arms.


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    Layne Norton is supposedly a natty bber and I believe he has atleast 18in arms
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    Originally Posted by Black_Mage_X View Post
    18 inches is the average size for a non-competitive lifter.
    yes, but are they cut like diamonds...
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    Is it possible? Certainly. Is it easy? Hell no! A natural bodybuilder who used to train me had 19"s and he was about 5'10", but he was freakishly committed and a former state champion.

    But you don't need 18" arms for your arms to look big. At 15" you have arms big enough to attract attention, and by 16" you have arms that will make people say "wow". so it's all relative.
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    I would say yes but it won't be easy. I'd say 1/2"/year if you're lucky.
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    Originally Posted by blancmange View Post
    for a majority of natural non-delusional non-e-stat lifters i will say no... Its not a linear type of growth and a genuine lean 18"" arm is quite rare i think.. And i mean LEAN, so you can plainly see tricep/bicep and veins etc.. Not a fatcep
    That's what I think too... it's very hard to grow 18 inch arms naturally. It takes years and years of hard work and good genetics.
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    Gonna go with no, mine are a bit over 18" during contest and I consider myself fairly large, especially if i was natural...
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    A general rule of thumb is that for every 10lbs. of actual muscle that you add to your frame, 1'' will be added to your arm measurement. So with that being said, adding 10lbs. of muscle naturally is pretty tough in its own right, and to do that 2,3 or even 4 times is going to take some serious dedication but its possible
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    That's what I think too... it's very hard to grow 18 inch arms naturally. It takes years and years of hard work and good genetics.
    It all depends on your genes or build on how easy you get there.
    But yes it's entirely possible naturally.
    My arms are currently getting close to 17 and a half (flexed, cold) and I'm still quite lean, I've never taken anything in fact I've only recently been taking a bit of whey protein to help my bulk on its way.
    I recon 18's aren't too far off for me, so it's possible.

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    Definitely. Especially if you are > 6.0ft.
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    Originally Posted by My_Friend View Post
    Can you get 18 inch arms at competition weight without using steroids, growth hormone, synthol, whathaveyou?
    Not most people.

    This man managed 18.5 inch arms at competition weight with mindblowing genetics and awesome drugs.



    18 inches reasonably lean is a different story, particularly if you're tall and/or have a large bone structure.
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    I have saw a couple of guys at my gym who have around 18" arms... I am pretty sure that they are natural as well as a couple of them play rugby and another is a rower
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    Originally Posted by clive View Post
    It all depends on your genes or build on how easy you get there.
    But yes it's entirely possible naturally.
    My arms are currently getting close to 17 and a half (flexed, cold) and I'm still quite lean, I've never taken anything in fact I've only recently been taking a bit of whey protein to help my bulk on its way.
    I recon 18's aren't too far off for me, so it's possible.

    You are in good shape but 17.5 inch arms at normal bodyfat and water level is simply another world from 18 inch arms in contest condition.
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    if you start training from a early age that ur hormones are high, yes, for an old fart that starts bb at 30 and stays natural no, and also depends on genetics, some guys have good arms genetics while others just suck, now to answer your question, is it possible, well yes it is
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    Originally Posted by fire_lion08 View Post
    if you start training from a early age that ur hormones are high, yes, for an old fart that starts bb at 30 and stays natural no, and also depends on genetics, some guys have good arms genetics while others just suck, now to answer your question, is it possible, well yes it is
    It isn't possible for most people, whatever age they start at. Genes come with limitations, and 18 inch arms contest condition is fairly huge for your average juicehead, let alone attainable by your average natural joe.
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    Originally Posted by Grug View Post
    Is it possible? Certainly. Is it easy? Hell no! A natural bodybuilder who used to train me had 19"s and he was about 5'10", but he was freakishly committed and a former state champion.

    But you don't need 18" arms for your arms to look big. At 15" you have arms big enough to attract attention, and by 16" you have arms that will make people say "wow". so it's all relative.
    this^


    if you got cut ass liek 15-16" and say your 5'10 you will look pretty jacked


    my goal is to maintain a 170 @ 10% im aways away because im still suffering from tendonitis in my arm and cant lift but i used to have 15.5" arms fairly defined with a terrible diet
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    Originally Posted by Duckenheimer View Post
    It isn't possible for most people, whatever age they start at. Genes come with limitations, and 18 inch arms contest condition is fairly huge for your average juicehead, let alone attainable by your average natural joe.
    oh in contest condition its very hard definitelly, but some people have amazing genetics, and have a gene defect that causes them to block myostatin, and they grow very fast, flex wheeler supposedly had it, he didnt have to go on heavy long cycles like others and he still grew by taking test, and other not so harsh roids..............just sayin
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    I am just on 17 cold flexed after like 10months training at about 10% BF,

    Im 100% sure I can add at least another inch maybe even two going by my frame size.
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    strong delusions in this thread, and strong Clive. That picture of the kid with the 15"ers pretty much sums up the internet.

    It might be possible if you have top tier genetics and are quite tall. But the average person of course not.

    Most AAS users never get arms that big.
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    Originally Posted by Halfway View Post
    strong delusions in this thread, and strong Clive. That picture of the kid with the 15"ers pretty much sums up the internet.

    It might be possible if you have top tier genetics and are quite tall. But the average person of course not.

    Most AAS users never get arms that big.
    I damn well hope I can at least crank 18's, 17's on my frame look only slightly bigger than average lol.
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