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sumabeast
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I never understood this, what's meant by muscle bellies?
As in "so-and-so has full muscle bellies, or long muscle bellies or short ones"

I guess it's one of those things that a picture can't do justice to, you have to see it in person.

but can someone explain so I can visualize what it's suppose to refer to?

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Modi
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The muscle is made of a tendon at each end and a muscle belly in the middle. The tendons are dense and fibrous and attach the muscle to the bone. The muscle belly is the meaty part of the muscle.

In the picture, the pink sections are tendons and the red part is what is reffered to as the belly.

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Professor X
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sumabeast wrote:
I never understood this, what's meant by muscle bellies?
As in "so-and-so has full muscle bellies, or long muscle bellies or short ones"

I guess it's one of those things that a picture can't do justice to, you have to see it in person.

but can someone explain so I can visualize what it's suppose to refer to?


The belly of a muscle is the bulk of a muscle...where most of the mass of a muscle is. Someone with "round" muscle bellies, like Flex Wheeler, would stand out as being very esthetic. His biceps were round, not angular or misshapen.

Some of you SERIOUSLY need to open an anatomy book. This isn't a term made up in gyms. They just adopted it from science.

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Coldiron
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Who needs an anatomy book with Professor X around? Also, that was a great visual and explanation Modi.

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m0dd3r
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Professor X wrote:
sumabeast wrote:
I never understood this, what's meant by muscle bellies?
As in "so-and-so has full muscle bellies, or long muscle bellies or short ones"

I guess it's one of those things that a picture can't do justice to, you have to see it in person.

but can someone explain so I can visualize what it's suppose to refer to?

The belly of a muscle is the bulk of a muscle...where most of the mass of a muscle is. Someone with "round" muscle bellies, like Flex Wheeler, would stand out as being very esthetic. His biceps were round, not angular or misshapen.

Some of you SERIOUSLY need to open an anatomy book. This isn't a term made up in gyms. They just adopted it from science.


QFT

here, this should help. Online version of Gray's Anatomy in it's entirety
http://www.bartleby.com/107/

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sumabeast
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Professor X wrote:

Some of you SERIOUSLY need to open an anatomy book. This isn't a term made up in gyms. They just adopted it from science.


Professor X, if you're gonna catch an attitude why bother to post a response.

As you know a description of definition in an anatomy book is not gonna give you bbing specific info, that's why I asked it here.

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Cloth
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sumabeast wrote:
Professor X wrote:

Some of you SERIOUSLY need to open an anatomy book. This isn't a term made up in gyms. They just adopted it from science.

Professor X, if you're gonna catch an attitude why bother to post a response.

As you know a description of definition in an anatomy book is not gonna give you bbing specific info, that's why I asked it here.


The anatomy textbook will tell you that it is the bulk of the muscle. It will tell you that the exact shapes of muscle bellies will differ from person to person. If you can't put this into a bodybuilding context for yourself, I wish you good luck.

-Cloth

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BigDaddyT
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Sumabeast:

Don't worry about getting some heat for your posts. Ask the questions. I have learned when I don't know something to ask. Also realize that what could be considered good-natured ribbing in the gym does not seem the same in text.

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