The front double
biceps is one of the most difficult poses, because it tends to
emphasize any weaknesses. In the second round of compulsory
poses you are not supposed to do anything to disguise your
development or proportions. However, there are certain
conventional variations the judges will accept that bodybuilders
can use to show their individual physiques off to best
When you does
a side-chest poses, remember to flexes hard to show off the
muscularity of your deltoids, upper and lower arms, as well as
the intercostals at the side of the torso.
When you did a front lat
spread poses, pressed in at the waist to make it look smaller and
flared out your lats to get as much of a V-shape as possible.
The side-triceps pose can be
done with the arm slightly bent, with the arm straight and body
turned more to the front or to the side. Looking in the mirror
or posing for photos will help you to see which variation of the
pose is best for you.
The hands-overhead abdominal
pose is one of the most exhausting. Bending your torso to one
side and the other while flexing and posing your legs at the
same time, to impress the judges with your quadriceps
The twisting double-biceps pose
maximizes the size of the arms while minimizing the waist. The
twisting one-arm biceps shot creates an aesthetic effect and
makes your waist look small. With this pose, you can show off
the inside of one arm and the outside of the other
simultaneously. However, if you don't have good height on your
biceps, you would do better to avoid this pose.
Another variation of the biceps
shot: raised arms, wrist (not hand) into the waist to make the
forearm look shorter and smaller, torso twisted slightly, and
legs flexed really hard.
The arms extended pose shows
the judges just how huge they are.