Out of excitement, many beginners can’t sleep the night before their “arm day”. Insecure teenagers watch video after video of CT Fletcher on their iPhones and get goose bumps from what’s about to follow the next day.
Similar behavior is the norm – not the exception. The upper arms have become the main symbol of strength. Flexing your big guns is considered the ultimate answer to the question: “Do you even lift, bro?”. But how big can your arms get naturally?
Short answer – less than you want.
The bodybuilding fans have been conditioned to see large 20-inch arms in videos, gyms, bodybuilding expos…etc. What many don’t know is that the bodybuilders who display such marvelous arm development are on steroids, growth hormone (GH), insulin and more. Naturals don’t have 20-inch arms. In fact, most naturals won’t even have 18-inch arms.
As a natural bodybuilder in a lean condition, you can’t have more than 16-17 inch arms. That’s it. And keep in mind that those measurements are for gifted athletes who have a great potential for growth. Truth be told, most natty bodybuilders will have a hard time reaching 15-inch arms at a low body fat percentage.
Of course, many of you are going to scream at the monitor after seeing those numbers, but it is what it is. The good news is that a lean 15-inch arm still looks great in the eyes of the general public.