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Many bodybuilders seem to focus upon developing two muscle groups beyond all others, with the abs and biceps becoming the sole goal of many weight lifting workout routines, often to the detriment of total body development. The biceps are an especially sought after muscle group due to becoming a de facto standard sign of strength and power, symbolizing bodybuilding superiority, with a large number of bodybuilders focusing on producing the largest, most visibly pleasing biceps pose. A great many weight lifters will even neglect the importance of triceps, a vital upper arm component, in favor of biceps development, not comprehending the importance of training complimentary muscle groups. In the pursuit of the ideal biceps contour, bodybuilders experiment with many routines, and do so with the hopes of carving a certain biceps shape, usually patterning their goal after another’s success, and wanting to produce the same type of progress themselves. They, of course, will adopt an identical routine, with the feeling that by doing so, arm shape will mirror the bodybuilder they aspire to emulate, but after many weeks of effort, will find that the biceps do not respond quite as expected. They may grow in size, but the shape, which is what many bodybuilders wish to transform, stays identical, so they begin to sense that their body is becoming a larger version of what they noticed before beginning to train consistently with weights. The reason this occurs is that unlike far too many are led to believe, biceps shape is not determined by weight lifting workout technique or due to consistency with an effective bodybuilding routine, but rather is controlled completely by genetics, which is why certain bodybuilders, even those who use massive amounts of dangerous and illegal steroids, have a biceps shape that is very flat, while others can display an elevated peak with very appealing, rounded appearance. Two bodybuilders could very easily follow identical weight lifting routines, and find themselves achieving far different results, all because genetics will dictate how a biceps ultimately develops. Of course, this does not mean that the biceps muscle will not improve by way of consistent weight lifting effort, as adding size to any muscle group will enhance its aesthetic impressiveness, but many seek to reshape their biceps, transforming a flat, pancake shaped biceps muscle into a round, rock-like peak, and there is no weight lifting or bodybuilding diet routine that can help achieve such results. Those with a high, shapely biceps peak were born with the biceps muscle destined to appear in such a way, and if body fat level was low prior to beginning a weight lifting routine, the soon to be bodybuilder could easily tell that his or her biceps had such a natural contour just by flexing, even though no new muscle had yet to be built. The possibility of transforming biceps shape is one of the most widely held misconceptions, and frequently places bodybuilders in an endless loop as they search for the perfect bodybuilding program that will mold their biceps into the rounded appearance they seek. In reality, all that any bodybuilder can focus upon is increasing muscle size and reducing body fat to low levels so that the muscle becomes more visible. For bodybuilders who have a high level of fat prior to beginning their weight lifting voyage, biceps shape can be difficult to determine, as fat obscures muscle definition, so he or she must wait until body fat reaches low levels before determining such a characteristic. But do not become discouraged, as regardless where your biceps currently rank in terms of peak, following an effective bodybuilding diet and weight training routine will allow you to build significant size, which maximizes the genetic potential that you’ve been granted. In many cases, a bodybuilder who lacks biceps peak may have a shapely back, chest or legs, where others with more pleasing arms are deficient in these areas, so instead of focusing on producing what you have personally defined as the perfect bodybuilder’s physique, aim to grow muscles to your genetic limits, and reduce body fat as low as your metabolism will allow to bring about the best physique you personally are able to produce. In short, seeking a specific biceps shape is wasteful when this is an area beyond any bodybuilder’s scope of control.

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