How do you get those baseball biceps?

  • misterduck

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    Sep 13, 2008 5:34 PM GMT
    I see guys @ the gym and around town with these plump round baseball like biceps and I wanna know how to get them. My biceps seem long and lean, not much width. I kind of remember reading once that if you do curls and put your hands on the bar so they are wider than your shoulder, it will "plump up" your muscle. Anyone else hear of that?

    Any suggestion out there on how to help achieve my goal?

    Thanks dudes!
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    Sep 14, 2008 3:58 AM GMT

    play baseball.
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    Sep 14, 2008 4:16 AM GMT
    lol to guiltygear and str8hardbody for the mind meld. But NO, baseball doesn't build biceps.

    seriously, from the front page of RealJock.com, go to the middle section on VIDEO EXERCISE & WORKOUT FINDER
    Then select "Biceps" from the "Show exercises for:" dropdown. There are a TON of them there.
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    Sep 17, 2008 9:15 PM GMT
    I found that doing bicep curls using the bottom cables on a cable crossover really plumped up my bis and made them a lot fuller.
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    Sep 19, 2008 2:20 AM GMT
    Diet plays a MAJOR role in whether your muscle look full and round or tone and lean. So many gay guys are obsessed with fat, that they end up starving their muscles.
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    Sep 20, 2008 5:32 AM GMT
    Bicep shape is largely genetic. Some have long full biceps, some have short peaked biceps. It has more to do with genetics and where your biceps attaches at the forearm.

    I have one of each now due to a bicep tendon rupture. I always had long full biceps with peak but not a really high peak. My left bicep tendon tore off completely from my forearm. When it was reattached, it made my left bicep shorter and higher than my right. I notice it even though nobody else seems to.

    The one thing that has not been mentioned is working the underlying muscles buried beneath the biceps: the brachias and the brachial radialas.

    These work when the hand is sideways and palms down. For the most part, they sit UNDER the bicep. When fully developed, they lift up the bicep like a cat under a carpet. To work them, do tons of hammer curls ( palms sideways or faced in like holding a hammer) and reverse curls (palms faced down). As they get bigger, they lift up the biceps and make them look bigger. Look at any pic of a body builder and you will see the bulge on the side between the bi's and tri's.

    Fortunately, I always worked them so when my bicep was completely detached, they were still strong enough to allow me to curl a weight heavy enough to fool my primary physician that my bicep must still have been attached. He told me that my bicep must still be attached and only stretched when later tests showed it was completely detached and not doing any lifting. It was all brachias and brachial radialis.

    Build those two muscles and your peak will definitely grow and show.
  • EricLA

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    Sep 20, 2008 5:45 AM GMT
    I'm not sure what a baseball bicep is. Per Triggerman's description, I guess I have the short peaked variety. They've always responded well to exercises, though lately they must have really popped because I'm getting a lot more compliments. I do a variety of dumb bell and machine exercises. Most of my arm exercises with dumb bells no more than 35 lbs. with low reps (7-10).

    I don't do a lot of hammer curls, but they are among the exercises I do.
  • misterduck

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    Sep 24, 2008 3:39 PM GMT
    EricLA saidI'm not sure what a baseball bicep is.


    Just like the one's that you're showing in your pic above. It looks like a nice round baseball under the skin on your arm.

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I've never heard of the brachias and the brachial radialas - so thanks Tiggermann for that suggestion. I have started to do hammer curls and I'll add the reverse curls as well and see what kind of results I will get!
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    Sep 24, 2008 3:57 PM GMT
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