Professor X wrote:
Professor X wrote:
How can you judge whether someone does or does not have a long or short muscle belly? Their peak?
Let’s see…I just gave you the names of two well known bodybuilders who represented each condition…yet instead of looking for pictures of them to see for yourself, you are asking for what exactly?
Yes, Google works for you as well and this is called “critical thinking”.
I did look on Google. I also looked at other well known bodybuilders, and the ones who I would consider to have the most impressive looking arms generally had bigger peaks. I simply wanted to confirm, since you had said longer muscle bellies are more impressive if the overall size is there.
Levrone = Long muscle bellies
This isn’t about the peak alone but the look of the entire arm. If someone has a very short muscle belly (like Beckles did), even if they build it up and the peak is big, the guy with a more filled out arm (AS WELL AS A GOOD PEAK) is still going to look more impressive because there is simply more muscle there…assuming both are extremely built.
Not always. Ronnie Coleman is a good example of shorter bellies. As was Robbie Robinson.
I would not say this is a case of better, but a case of “different”. I like the arms of both types. Shorter bellies look great as they have a tendency to peak. Longer bellies look more massive but their shape can sometimes be more like blob without the aesthetics.
The only reason why you guys may think that shorter bellies tend to peak more is that bodybuilders with shorter bellies don’t usually get very far in bbing (or end up not competing at all) if they also have little peak. There are exceptions (henry etc) of course, but generally, these guys get little press coverage.
You can find a lot of them in every gym around here…
Peak and length have little to do with each other.[/quote]
Agreed…and again, in general, the guy who has a more filled out biceps AS WELL AS A GOOD PEAK is who is going to win.
Ronnie was impressive all over, but Ronnie was not most known for his biceps. People who have been known for their biceps have traditionally been people with very filled out upper arms like Sergio.
The picture above is of Vince Taylor, someone who was written to have some of the best arms in bodybuilding at one time. Long muscle bellies.