[quote]Professor X wrote:
Professor X wrote:
arm: 17 3/4 unflexed, just over 18 cold-flexed
i think for this thread, and this site there should be both measurements, the difference shows us roughly how much fat the person is lugging around…
No, it doesn’t. You wouldn’t know a thing about how much fat someone is carrying without a picture regardless of what measurements you look at.
If someone has 24 inch arms flexed and relaxed, then they’re probably pretty fat.
exactly. you cant flex fat… sadly for a lot of people, measure flexed or relaxed, it doesnt matter
Both of you seem confused, as if you can only think of this as some guy who ONLY has fat on his arms.
If you are speaking of some linemen with 22" arms but who carries a body % over 20%, there is no fucking way the measurement is going to stay the same when flexed and relaxed.
In fact, the ONLY way your ridiculous scenario works is if we are talking about someone with ZERO muscle mass to speak of like some bed ridden morbidly obese person.
You do realize that muscle, even under fat, CAN be flexed?
There’s some truth to the fact that the greater the difference between your flexed and lean measurements, the leaner you tend to be.
I know the popular thing is to be on a perpetual McDonalds fed superbulk to 500 pounds, and that anyone whose interested in being lean or cares about bodyfat is a huge pussy, but there are some people out there who are not only serious about getting jacked but also getting lean.
And taking flexed and relaxed arm measurements is probably a better way to gauge body composition than using a shitty electric scale from bed, bath, and beyond.
I see a lot of women who weight over 250lbs with arms that must be more than 20 inches around. And maybe it’s possible that their arms measure more flexed than they do relaxed, even if it’s just a little. But I bet there’s a huge difference between a Pro Bodybuilder’s flexed and relaxed measurements.
Of course, you can’t really tell much about someone’s arms with just some measurements, but you can certainly tell more if you know their flexed and relaxed numbers.
But whatever. My arms are only 15 or 16 inches, and I care about what my bodyfat % is, so I automatically don’t know anything.