Can't fail if you never give up 💛💪
Strongest man v BBC presenter 💪. Eddie Hall makes light work of Dan Walker.
Where does come from?
The flexed biceps emoji was approved in 2010 under Unicode 6.0. It is also called the feats of strength, muscle, and strong emoji.
Its default color is yellow, though since 2015 modifiers have allowed users to change the skin tone. Its appearance is fairly uniform across platforms, with the elbow pointing left. Apple shows us a left-arm flexing as if we are viewing the bulging muscles from the back, for instance, while Facebook shows us the right arm as if we are facing our bodybuilder.
Who uses ?
In text messages and on social media, the flexed biceps emoji marks content dealing with physical fitness, exercise, athleticism, and sports, especially weightlifting and bodybuilding.
Just some form work #5.5hours strong 💪 pic.twitter.com/193ym1tqYn
— Dontreal DT (@Speedologist) December 29, 2016
ABSOLUTELY INSANE WORKOUT 💪 pic.twitter.com/vOhYMSaPFP
— The Roots of Combat (@RootsOfCombat) June 1, 2018
The emoji can signify emotional strength—”powering through” a challenge.
— HuffPost UK Parents (@HuffPoUKParents) December 29, 2016
This. Stay strong. 🙏💪 pic.twitter.com/421DydKzru
— Yuriy Andriyashchuk (@YuriyATL404) December 29, 2017
Users might employ the flexed biceps emoji when feeling a sense of accomplishment, no matter how big or small.
#UCLfinal winning captains 💪
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 8, 2018
I just had the most *amazing* night.
Angela 1 – 0 The Cold 💪
— Captain Haggerty (@AngelaHaggerty) December 29, 2016
Or when getting “pumped up” for success …
Time to get this work in 💪💪
— MattyIce (@BabyItsMatty) December 29, 2016
… when noting “power” …
31,000 tons of stone ⚖
2,000 scientits, engineers, technicians & workers 👷♀️
16km of cuts 📏
16,000 stone blocks ⚒
50 countries working together 🤝
This was the campaign to save Abu Simbel 🇪🇬.
This is the power of heritage 💪
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) June 7, 2018
… or signifying other ideas of building and fighting, literal and figurative.
Fantastic to see so many students joining our initiative to help Puerto Rico build back stronger.
8 months after Hurricane Maria, many people still live in awful conditions. This program pairs students with trade workers to construct houses across PR 💪https://t.co/I2wqdT12vR
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 7, 2018
And of course, sometimes the flexed biceps emoji can just show off the sexy guns.
And, then apparently some people think the hand looks like a sloth … it’s a thing. Google it.