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    Weird hollow area near elbow (new to weightlifting)

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    I have very recently started to take up weightlifting in order to try and build up my skinny frame. However on my right arm (my strong arm) I have this hollow like area (pictured) that I can pretty much push three or so fingers in with little to no resistance and I’m wondering if there is supposed to be something there or if it is supposed to be like that? The left side is similar but it’s more pronounced on the right and can only really see it when flexing. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Originally Posted by haydromeda View Post
    can only really see it when flexing.
    Then stop flexing in the mirror.

    It looks to me that's just how your anatomy is configured. If you keep lifting, your tricep/bicep will eventually diminish the relative size of that area.
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    Originally Posted by 401Delta View Post
    Then stop flexing in the mirror.

    It looks to me that's just how your anatomy is configured. If you keep lifting, your tricep/bicep will eventually diminish the relative size of that area.
    Thanks for the quick reply! Is there any specific exercises I could do to target the areas closest to this gap (I think the medial head of the Tricep and the short head of the bicep) or should I just focus on compound because I’m very new? Thank you again!
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    Originally Posted by haydromeda View Post
    Thanks for the quick reply! Is there any specific exercises I could do to target the areas closest to this gap (I think the medial head of the Tricep and the short head of the bicep) or should I just focus on compound because I’m very new? Thank you again!
    I would probably focus on compound lifts right now since you can recover quicker as a novice and can handle the increased frequency.

    You can always add in some direct accessory work to target your triceps, but don't sweat which head you're emphasizing until you build the overall muscle up some as you become more advanced (you can't totally isolate and exclusively work only one head as they all share a common tendon anyway).
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    Do some dumbbell hammer curls.
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