Freakish long arms..

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  1. hearthstone25

    hearthstone25 Green Belt

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    Man it sucks having monkey arms.. not just for my strength but size too as it takes alot more muscle to make it look like you even lift.

    I always thought i had abnormal arms but didnt realize by how much until today at work a couple employees and i who are all about same height did a reaching up contest. I reached like a foot taller than them it was insane.

    Anybody else have long ass arms?
     
  2. FierceRedBelt

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    Measure your wingspan, if you're white/Asian/Latino, it should match your height fairly well. Then go ahead and measure arm length from your armpit to the end of your middle finger.

    That will give you a decent idea on where you stand. I have a longer wingspan but short arms so it doesn't mean much.
     
  3. ThunderL1ps

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    No. They are long, but not freakishly so.

    Have you been scouted by a circus?
     
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    I have orangutan arms. Really nice for deadlifts, shit for bench.
     
  5. Chungungo

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    Is it different for other etnias ?
    Exactly, I was coming to say that.
     
  6. aus101

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    Actually decent wingspan with short arms means broad shoulders (wide/long clavicles) which often equals wide back/chest and large delts.

    You should have a decent p4p bench with those proportions, and possibly good overhead and weighted pull up too.
     
  7. Truth

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    I don't have extremely long arms. But you could be a deadlifting machine with long arms. I remember being at a PL meet and a poor guy with short t-rex arms had to pull the bar over his junk and the bar got caught. You have a mechanical advantage if you put in the time and learning, so use this to your advantage.
     
  8. hearthstone25

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    What do you mean it got caught? On his cack?
     
  9. Truth

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    Yes. Exactly!...LOL.

    The poor dude couldn't pull the bar past his junk.
     
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