Making your waist look smaller...

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2010 6:54 AM GMT
    I am sure we have all heard of tools to make our waist appear smaller for example, wider back and more specifically building up the outter delts/shoulders to appear wider and make the waist look smaller.

    What about the lower body though? Wouldnt huge quads and a large outter sweep help also create this illusion for those of us not gifted with a genetically small waist?

    I cant stand to see someone with an awesome upper body and they ignore their legs, in search of that V tapor.

    Instead of the V tapor look we should be striving for an X frame for the ultimate physique and that to me really creates the illusion of a smaller waist.

    What do you think?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2010 9:31 AM GMT
    Dammit, you just stoled my secret!
    Last week was my first "serious" ab workout since I've been doing this...been building my upper AND lower body for the past 7 months, and doing just enough core exercises to prevent injury.
  • Buddha

    Posts: 1767

    Aug 11, 2010 10:34 AM GMT
    Yeah I know what you mean. I'm a little disappointed that my calves are kinda thin, and espcially my anklepart is very thin. I'm always afraid I'd come off as the kind of person who's just doing upperbody although I'm doing the muscle building program on RJ which I think has pretty intense legwork.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2010 10:54 AM GMT
    buddha_the_god saidYeah I know what you mean. I'm a little disappointed that my calves are kinda thin, and espcially my anklepart is very thin. I'm always afraid I'd come off as the kind of person who's just doing upperbody although I'm doing the muscle building program on RJ which I think has pretty intense legwork.
    As you get more accustomed to the workouts, you may want to step up the calves workouts. Your calves are the most used muscles in your body, and regularly support your body's weight when walking and standing throughout the day. You really have to pound the fuck out of them with super heavy weights to make them grow.
    As for the part around your ankles... that's mostly tendons, and won't gain much noticeable size.
    anatomy2.jpg
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2010 11:05 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    buddha_the_god saidYeah I know what you mean. I'm a little disappointed that my calves are kinda thin, and espcially my anklepart is very thin. I'm always afraid I'd come off as the kind of person who's just doing upperbody although I'm doing the muscle building program on RJ which I think has pretty intense legwork.
    As you get more accustomed to the workouts, you may want to step up the calves workouts. Your calves are the most used muscles in your body, and regularly support your body's weight when walking and standing throughout the day. You really have to pound the fuck out of them with super heavy weights to make them grow.
    As for the part around your ankles... that's mostly tendons, and won't gain much noticeable size.
    anatomy2.jpg



    God anatomy charts turn me on so bad....lol!!! its been a while for me as you can tell. haha
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2010 12:32 PM GMT
    redbull saidGod anatomy charts turn me on so bad....lol!!! its been a while for me as you can tell. haha
    Well go fap and have a great day. icon_razz.gificon_biggrin.gif
  • Timbales

    Posts: 13993

    Aug 11, 2010 12:34 PM GMT
    I like those tall guys that don't have a really strong V shape, more of a longish torso.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    Wear a corset! lol
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    Your thinking is old school. Joint a pilates class and start with the core and build out from that ..you will find that you aren't genetically disadvantaged.