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    How to get the "Ball" bicep...

    I've seen a lot of bodybuilders in my time, and their muscles range from the large, to the toned, to the outright huge, to the stong, to the defined etc etc.

    Is it simply low body fat that gives that lean look, that definition in the muscles, so you can see all the "lines" etc in a bicep when people tense...

    Sometimes I see large arms, but not much " strong looking muscle ", it doesn't have that clean cut kinda look.

    They just look huge and poweful.

    And on others, when they tense, its a huge ball that pops upwards, and it just looks like pure muscle, like Steel. Just its just rock underneath their skin.

    To get that look, is it as simple as;

    Gaining as much mass as possible on your arm
    Finding that goal.
    Reaching it.
    Then losing all the BF?
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    Lean looking....
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    Don't forget about genetics.

    After you've gained the necessary muscle mass and reduced your bf%, genetics will determine the resulting shape & definition of your bicep.
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    Definition is a combination of low body fat and muscle mass.

    Vascularity is more pronounced in someone who lifts weights and has low body fat.
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    It's mostly genetics
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    if youre talking about the peak then its not genetics do prechair curl or do curls seating down.
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    Originally Posted by moneymaker55 View Post
    prechair curl
    as opposed to postchair curls?
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    Originally Posted by moneymaker55 View Post
    if youre talking about the peak then its not genetics do prechair curl or do curls seating down.
    This^^^ Concentration curls are the best bet to getting that ball BUT overall factor will be your predisposition to acquiring it based upon genetics.
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    Originally Posted by moneymaker55 View Post
    prechair curl
    Originally Posted by Jack_Lupino View Post
    as opposed to postchair curls?
    exactly










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    Genetics. Mine were like that before I started lifting.
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    Originally Posted by Jack_Lupino View Post
    as opposed to postchair curls?
    I was going to type this.

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    Originally Posted by moneymaker55 View Post
    if youre talking about the peak then its not genetics do prechair curl or do curls seating down.
    no the peak is genetics..you can try to emphasize it by working on the long head more but pretty much completely genetic
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    Originally Posted by shaneee View Post
    no the peak is genetics..you can try to emphasize it by working on the long head more but pretty much completely genetic
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    Genetics, mainly. If you have a long bicep i.e. where it is very near, or even touching the elbow area, then if you train hard and long (i.e. for years) and build your bis as fully as possible, you should be able to get that peak. Preacher curls and concentration curls will help, but if you have a "short" biceps, then it won't look all that impressive. (The exception being Albert Beckles, of course).

    FWIW, go for the size first, and then worry about the "shaping" later after you've dieted down.
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    I have the top 2/3 of a softball it looks like when I flex mine lol I think it is just being a decently low bf + having some fairly large bicep muscle.. I have always had the ball shape when flexing, even at 105 pounds, it was just a smaller ball lol
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    Originally Posted by iliketojuggle View Post
    I have the top 2/3 of a softball it looks like when I flex mine lol I think it is just being a decently low bf + having some fairly large bicep muscle.. I have always had the ball shape when flexing, even at 105 pounds, it was just a smaller ball lol
    Genetics has a role certainly in the shape. Key is to isolate the bicep when working. I find varying the grip while using a straight bar and preacher works well. You need to go animal! Good luck!

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    I think the key to good looking biceps is proper form, isolating the muscle (not cheating and using your back and momentum), and low body fat.
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    Originally Posted by Jack_Lupino View Post
    as opposed to postchair curls?
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