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How Big Can You Get?


#1

My question is how big can the average lifter get within a certain time period in inches. For instance how many inches is it possible to put on your biceps in one month? I read a while back that Arnold could put on about 1/2 to 1 inch on his biceps every two months! Anyways I'm just curious to know what would be considered "good gains". Natural and then Non natural if anybody has any experience there!


#2

Casey Butt says you can't.

So just stop now and take up quilting.


#3

you usually have to gain 10-15lbs of overall body mass to put an inch on your arms...

so however long that takes...


#4

Casey butt says what? Lol because I never said I was planning on gaining 1 inch a month.


#5

so.........push yurself to limits,eat,rest,train smart and see how much flesh you add.
it'aint pretty to read a book if I know the end.


#6

Depends on too many factors to try to put a figure on it,.. mostly genetics and recovery abilities (AAS or not) and amount of fat gain you consider 'acceptable' during your endeavor (I think diet and training go without saying). I know I would have been curious as well when I first started training, but in hindsight, I cam honestly say that there are much better things to worry about... such as "how many inches can I MYSELF gain in a certain duration if I do EVERYTHING correctly?" Anyone (Casey Butt) who obsesses over putting a universal limit on anything is compeltely ignoring the genetic spectrum that is the human species,... damn waste of time IMO.

S


#7

There's just way too many troll threads lately.


#8

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#9

I can get 7" on a good day. If I'm not really in the mood 6 and 5/8th or so.


#10

Hahahaha!


#11

Lucky bastard.


#12

i hate you


#13

You're going the wrong way and thinking unneccesary stuff.


#14

This is true, which is why Arnold has 283" biceps.


#15

I know a fella who's just a bicep boy, (ok, he does Tri's too!!) but he put on about 3" over half a year. I doubt he'd be able to pack on ANOTHER 3" in anywhere near that time, though.


#16

Don't worry about this stuff. read the site and don't ask questions until you've read all the stickies. We don't like dumb questions, especially outside of the beginner forum


#17

Ah, the trolls. What would we do without them?
Maybe killing each other.

@OP
A lot bigger and stronger compared to one's starting physique.