How do you get a v ?

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    Mar 07, 2008 9:20 PM GMT
    I'm wondering how to get that v looking waist-abs. I see that a lot of men have it, eventhough they don't have abs. But I want to get both. So my question is, how do I get it?

    If someone doesn’t understand what I mean, just tell me and I'll try to put a picture or something of a guy with a v.
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    Mar 07, 2008 10:02 PM GMT
    I understand what you mean.
    In my experience with various friends, the V is mostly the pelvic girdle being fairly visible through the skin, with little body fat and some abdominal musculature.

    It isn't something you specifically workout at getting.

    Again, this is a GUESS on my part.
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    Mar 07, 2008 10:58 PM GMT
    I think the biggest part of this is widening the top. The wider the top, the less waist size has to play in it (assuming that it is still lean).

    The most important muscle for creating the V shape is the Lats, deltoids probably second.

    For lats to really work those you have the old Lat pull down (wide grip) and you have the dumbbell pull over, as well as Cable Rows, Pull ups, bent over rows, etc. The wide grip versions of most of these are going to best develop the lower portion of the lat, which is what really helps develop the V shape.

    I've found out of all these the one I personally have seen work quickest is the dumbbell pullover.
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    Mar 08, 2008 12:13 AM GMT
    Weighted wide grip chin ups with a 25lb dumbbell between your legs. And some low cable pulls. I never do the Lat pull downs it's too easy to cheat.

    Good luck
    Joe
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    Mar 08, 2008 12:37 AM GMT
    bent-over barbell rows
    seated pulley row (one or two-handed)
    weight-assisted wide-grip pull up

    That'll get you a nice, v-shaped back icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 08, 2008 1:11 AM GMT
    Dood, he's talking v as in what most call "Apollo's belt". that v shape that goes from the hip bones down to the goods.

    The ones you listed are good exercises to get what most people call the v, for the whole upper body from the shoulders to the waist.
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    Mar 08, 2008 1:53 AM GMT

    V's are hard to get on purpose. I'd suggest you go about it by using full body exercises like deadlifts, squats, and MY ALL TIME FAVORITE: the clean and jerk!
    These are bodybuilder staples perfect for getting the V and everything else! icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 08, 2008 4:16 AM GMT
    NYCguy74 saidDood, he's talking v as in what most call "Apollo's belt". that v shape that goes from the hip bones down to the goods.

    The ones you listed are good exercises to get what most people call the v, for the whole upper body from the shoulders to the waist.


    thanks for making my point clear.icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 08, 2008 5:37 AM GMT
    In that case....

    Interval training after weights