BUILDING 22-INCH GUNS: Are There Limitations?
Muscular Development|January 2022
Genetics and Muscle Growth
William J. Kraemer, Ph.D. and Steven J. Fleck, Ph.D.

I want to have 22-inch guns and I’m working hard at it. But, I’m still not where I want to be and I’m really not sure if I can get there. What is the bottom line on how I can develop those big muscles and what limitations might I have?

We can certainly give you some important information on how to develop large muscles, but as they say, it’s important that you picked your parents well. Your genetics will dictate what type of approach you’ll have to use in order to build a physique that maximizes what you have. Muscle size is a function of the number and type of muscle fibers you have in your arm. Period. Many bodybuilders who do not have great size potential look to enhance other aspects of their builds by developing great symmetry and definition and maxing out all they can with the genetics they have.

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