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Old 12-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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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?
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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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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oh..it's kinda strange that Rocky Marciano had only 14" flexed biceps, or tyson 16"..anyway, thanks for your answer!
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oh..it's kinda strange that Rocky Marciano had only 14" flexed biceps, or tyson 16"..anyway, thanks for your answer!
Marciano weighed around 188 pounds

Tyson weighed 220+ pounds

Mr Marciano didn't do too bad with his 14 inch guns, neither was Tyson lacking in the armoury department.

Its evolution in some ways both physically, training methods, nutrition and basic fact some have good genes re muscularity.
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