When Will a Woman's Biceps Start to Grow?


Women are incapable of developing their muscles, including the biceps, to the extent of most men due to their lack of testosterone. A woman's biceps, however, can still grow larger and stronger through exercises, such as the dumbbell curl and the chin-up that target this muscle and related muscles.

A dumbbell curl is properly executed with a firm base of both feet standing shoulder-length apart. Each hand holds a dumbbell in a supinated grip before pulling or "curling" the weight up to the shoulder. A woman can work an individual arm before alternating arms, or both arms can be used simultaneously. Choosing the right weight is important depending on the goal. Higher weights mean less repetitions and more size, while the converse produces more muscular endurance.