Question about biceps

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    Feb 22, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    My brother works with a trainer and I get tips from him because I don't have one. His gains in the last 4 months have been amazeballs so I trust his trainer is pretty good. He told me though that, according to his trainer, if you workout your biceps right, they shouldn't look like this:

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    Apparently, there shouldn't be any space between your bicep and your forearm when you flex. Is that true? Because mine looks like that... My bro said that that happens to guys who don't extend fully when they do curls for instance.
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    Feb 22, 2011 10:50 AM GMT
    umm.. yes and no..

    There are a couple of reasons for it.

    One, general flexibility.. always be sure to stretch the bicep after working out.

    Two, I do encourage doing any bicep work to a full extension to produce a full "prestretch" of the muscle before moving into the contractile phase of the lift. But with proper stretching you shouldn't be having any problems with short bicep muscles.

    Three, genetics. while you and your brother are both from the same genetic family a slight difference will occur with musculature.

    But mostly it's the stretching, after every workout stretch, every day regardless of a workout ot not, stretching... always stretch your muscles every day even if it's only for 15 minutes or 5 minutes what ever just stretch.
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    Feb 22, 2011 6:40 PM GMT
    Thanks man! Yeah, I don't stretch at all.. I'll try to make a habit of it.
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    Feb 23, 2011 7:39 AM GMT
    I routinely do warm up and cool down stretches..Also if my muscles get tightened a too much for a proper lift I ask my trainer to soft the muscles up a bit.

    It usually helps for a proper lift.