Hello boxingforum comunity. First of all, I am sorry if I am posting this thread in the wrong section.
My question is, when the measurements are taken for biceps, the boxer is flexing his arms, or the biceps are un-flexed?
For example: a prime Mike Tyson had 16" biceps...was that measured while his biceps were flexed, or unflexed?
Thanks for your time
With the subject extending upper arm horizontally, the elbow flexed at 90 degrees, the fist clenched and held facing the head, and the subject exerting maximum effort in making the muscle flex, the circumference of the flexed biceps muscle of the upper arm is measured (Gordon, et al, 1989).
In laymans terms you measure them flexed, and "cold". Meaning you don't measure them after a workout, when they are more pumped up.
I'm pretty sure Tyson's measurements are done this way.
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