The biceps hysteria is a very interesting phenomenon that could tell us volumes about the modern society. It all started many years ago in the early days of muscle branding when the photos were still black and white, and the special effects were limited to lighting, angles, and posing. Then Arnold took it to the next level with his action movies and immense influence. All of this led to the fortification of the arm biceps as a symbol of strength, muscle size, power and sexual charisma.
Big Biceps Are Simply Intimidating
Back in the day, one of my skateboarding friends ended up in a school consisting only of males. As expected, the place turned out to be a facility for low life psychos and a teen thug farm.
Ironically, my friend was one of the nicest guys you can meet – the type of guy who gives money to a stranger who’s holding an iPhone during the request. He is humble and has a good heart.
My buddy told me many crazy stories revealing the madness in his school. For example, a group of guys broke a lamp on the head of a classmate. Fights with teachers were common too. If this place reminds you of prison, you got the right impression.
One of his classmates was an upcoming boxer participating in underground fights – the kind of events that you see in gangsta movies where two guys punch each other in a cage while crooks bet dirty money.
This underground boxer was a certified crazy motherfucker according to the stories. However, I didn’t know any of this until I actually met him in person.
He came to the skatepark with a group of friends. His big biceps created a wave of intimidation within our skateboarding crew. We got scared…maybe because we were a bunch of 135lbs weaklings.
This rule will hold true forever. Big biceps will earn you the respect of other men, especially strangers. I am willing to bet money that you are less likely to get picked on by your boss, classmates or coworkers if you have rightfully sized biceps regularly put on display. I understand that big biceps do not equal fighting skills or even that much strength, but they have a supreme visual impact.
Conversely, small biceps can hinder your confidence in the weight room and outside. Look around in the gym. You will see that the guys with the biggest biceps walk around like they own the place. Meanwhile, the lifters with small biceps are usually more humble and less likely to adopt alpha gestures.
As you can guess, I am a member of the small biceps club. I used to be frustrated by this unwanted membership because nobody cared about my lifting efforts. People would look at my arms and conclude pretty fast that I am a weakling even though at the time I was a deadlifting machine according to the average gym rat standards.
A few years ago, I worked shoulder to shoulder with a recreational steroid user. He had no idea how to train but was taking oral steroids and holding a decent size. He was an old dog in the company, and nobody except the real boss was a threat to him. He treated everybody with disrespect. Many females were receiving “Sup, whore!” instead of “Hello!”.
The guy used to schedule steroid deliveries on the phone. Everybody in the room was aware of his favorite steroid – stanozolol.
He had big arms, chicken legs and Dennis Wolf calves. He was also a permabulker carrying a fat belly which he was trying to correct by “fucking harder and more frequently”.
At the time, I was already lifting hard too. Of course, nobody there knew that because I wasn’t big.
One time I looked at his arms by accident, and he started talking to me.
“What are you looking at? 18-inch arms, brah? Hammers. Do you want to go to the gym? Don’t you want shirt busting biceps too?”
I was about to tell him that yesterday had been a squat day but decided not to bother.
“Come on, don’t you want your arms to be big like mine, you little insect?”
I was about to tell him that my deadlift was almost 405lbs but decided not to. Who’s going to believe a small geek anyway?
“Sometimes the wind will steal you away, you little weakling,” he added.
This is just one of the many examples revealing the importance of biceps size in male to male communication. It’s as close to a dick measuring contest as you can get without actually pulling your dick out.
As far as females are concerned, big arms are a sign of masculinity and protection from the outside world. Many females feel more secure to a fella with big arms.
When I see a fragile 100 pounds girl holding the huge biceps of a bald man next to her, it’s pretty easy to read her mind – “If you mess with me, this guy will break you in half. Just try, sucker!” It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to acknowledge this fact.
Of course, a set of big arms does not guarantee a successful relationship, but it sure as hell guarantees some extra attention. You can be certain that the girls notice your big arms regardless of what they say.
P.S. The post on the natty potential has been updated.