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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Long Arms (Overview)

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Why do long arms negatively affect bench press?

Why do long arms negatively affect bench press?

Physics: The longer your arms are, the longer the distance the weights have to travel from your chest to the full extension length of your arms. This takes more time and energy which will lessen the number of reps you can do compared to someone with shorter arms, all else being equal of course. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
3 doctors shared insights

Long Arms (Overview)

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Could having long arms mean i will get taller?

Genetics: Your profile says you are 50. At that point you are not going to grow, no matter how long your arms are! If you are a teen using your parents Healthtap site, then final height is not related to your arm length. Whether you grow taller is determined by whether you are through with puberty or not and if your growth plates on your leg bones have closed. ...Read more

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I have little whiteheads on the top portion of my arms and was wondering how I can get rid of them. I've had them for as long as I can remember.?

I have little whiteheads on the top portion of my arms and was wondering how I can get rid of them. I've had them for as long as I can remember.?

Keratosis pilaris?: It may be a condition called keratosis pilaris (kp) rather than true "whiteheads." kp is actually retained skin cells around a hair follicle and can feel rough to the touch. There is no cure and often goes along with patients who have hay fever/seasonal allergies. Products labeled as keratolytics like glycolic acid, Alpha hydroxy acid, Lactic Acid may be helpful to smooth out the "bumps". ...Read more

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Is it bad to have abnormally long arms?

Is it bad to have abnormally long arms?

No, but...: Having "abnormally" long arms and fingers can be a sign of a genetic disorder called marfan's. While it is fairly rare, it warrants follow up with your primary doctor, geneticist or orthopaedist if you are really concerned. ...Read more

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How to know if you have long arms?

How to know if you have long arms?

Measure: Finger tip to finger tip length approximates your height. See the drawing of davinci's man. When your armspan exceeds your height there is usually a reason the spine or legs are short. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have abnormally long arms?

No, but...: Having "abnormally" long arms and fingers can be a sign of a genetic disorder called marfan's. While it is fairly rare, it warrants follow up with your primary doctor, geneticist or orthopaedist if you are really concerned. ...Read more

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Could having long arms mean i will get taller?

Genetics: Your profile says you are 50. At that point you are not going to grow, no matter how long your arms are! If you are a teen using your parents Healthtap site, then final height is not related to your arm length. Whether you grow taller is determined by whether you are through with puberty or not and if your growth plates on your leg bones have closed. ...Read more

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Why do long arms negatively affect bench press?

Physics: The longer your arms are, the longer the distance the weights have to travel from your chest to the full extension length of your arms. This takes more time and energy which will lessen the number of reps you can do compared to someone with shorter arms, all else being equal of course. ...Read more

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What can cause very long arms? Is this a condition?

Marfan's: is one such condition which is an inherited disease associated with a variety of connective tissue disorders and long and slender arms, fingers and legs. ...Read more

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If a boy has long arms does that mean he will be tall?

Difficult to predict: Predicting height is difficult. Generally if a child has long arms and legs, he will "grow into them". ...Read more

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Everyone tells me i'm gonna be really tall. I'm 5'2.I have long arms.Will i be tall?

Average: By us standards you are average height for a 13 yo and by adulthood you will likely remain so.I would not expect to be taller than 5'10" unless you entered puberty later or have a family history of delayed growth. ...Read more

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Does having long arms put you at a disadavantage when working out with the bench press?

Yes: Proper spacing of the weight accross the chest is important to avoid strain of the shoulders and elbows. You can benefit with weight training for strenth and fitness. Consider a weight belt to suspport your low back and improve your postural awareness as you increase your loads and training. A free weight bar may be better for you than the standard press handles. ...Read more

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How can I get buff when you have skinny long arms?

How can I get buff when you have skinny long arms?

Exercise: Maybe you were born to just stay lean? Do you exercise? Working out will be the only way you can get "buffed", specifically lifting weights and doing cardio exercises. Very important as well is maintaning a healthy diet rich in proteins - protein drinks not necessary. ...Read more

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Is it harder to get muscle on long arms?

Is it harder to get muscle on long arms?

No: It's just harder to make them seem bulky because the muscles too must be longer. ...Read more

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Are long arms and big feet correlated with height?

Not necessarily: Arm length is usually proportional to height but not foot size. ...Read more

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Do your arm muscles deteriorate faster if you have long arms?

No: Long arms appear leaner and the cross sectional bulk will appear more or less prominant dpending on the ligamentous tie downs at your elbow (a genetic thing). If you strength train, you will model your muscle bulk, even if the visual effect is mild. The same goes for loosing muscle. ...Read more

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Is it harder for someone with long arms to build muscle compared to someone with normal length arms?

No: Perhaps you are thinking that you aren't bulky because you are tall. Focus on strenth and fitness. Most tall people prefer aerobic sports to wieght lifting because of the strain this can place on neck and back discs in tall people. Wieght training will inctease your muscle size in 2 weeks, just keep steppping it up. Consider a trainer to keep it safe. ...Read more

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How can I make long arms/limbs bigger?

Unfortunately...: At this age, you have already passed puberty - your bones can not grow any longer. If you want to build muscle bulk, you can do so by strength training. ...Read more