does your face/head get bigger?

  • SoSly

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    Sep 06, 2008 11:31 PM GMT
    lol weird question, but when you're trying to gain weight by eating a ton and working out, does your head or face get bigger? I think my head is small so I want to make it bigger icon_smile.gif Or it may just be that I have a long skinny neck... should I target my traps to make it seem less long?
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Sep 07, 2008 1:33 AM GMT
    The size of your head is determined almost entirely by your cranial bones, so gaining or losing weight won't have any substantial effect on head size. However, some guys will gain/lose fat from the face very easily, so that can indeed be altered by gaining weight, it just depends on the individual.
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    Sep 07, 2008 2:22 AM GMT
    when i gain weight, my face does get bigger. i usually have a long narrow face, but when i gain weight it rounds out and is not as defined.
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    Sep 07, 2008 2:25 AM GMT
    If you're asking a serious question:
    I think a long, skinny neck would make your head look larger in proportion. Building your traps will make your head look smaller still.

    If you're just jacking with readers:
    I suggest a fun-house mirror. It may all just be a matter of perspective.
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    Sep 07, 2008 4:00 AM GMT
    Idunno guys I was 135 lbs this time last year and my face REALLY filled out as I gained weight... My neck's a hell of a lot thicker too but I don't see how bulking up will necessarily make your head look bigger. I mean, wouldn't everything look bigger? C'mon!
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    Sep 07, 2008 4:05 AM GMT
    There's nothing hotter than a guy with an itty bitty head.

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    Sep 07, 2008 6:44 PM GMT
    SoSly saidlol weird question, but when you're trying to gain weight by eating a ton and working out, does your head or face get bigger? I think my head is small so I want to make it bigger icon_smile.gif Or it may just be that I have a long skinny neck... should I target my traps to make it seem less long?
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    Sep 10, 2008 3:36 PM GMT
    Yeah, for many... as you gain weight, your face will fill out as well.
    Check just about any before and after photos.
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    Sep 10, 2008 3:41 PM GMT
    Zippy! I've missed you!
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    Sep 10, 2008 3:53 PM GMT
    Sorry...you're kinda stuck with the size of your head....but as you begin yo gain weight and up your intake, your face will defininitely fill out.
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    Sep 10, 2008 4:13 PM GMT
    you can increase the size of your skull via steroid use....see before and after pics of Barry Bonds.

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    Sep 19, 2008 2:30 AM GMT
    Any intense weight training over the course of several years will give you that "neanderthal" look. It's all hormones and adaptive responses.
  • rtrose

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    Oct 28, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    The only way your face can increase in size is from fat. Working out does not change the size of your skull. There isn't much you can do to change your bone structure aside from plastic surgeryicon_wink.gif
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    Oct 28, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidHym....well, flex, I don't apply to your rule. My face hasn't gotten that neanderthal Cro-Magnon look and I've been lifting weights and powerlift on and off for 20 years.


    Nope, face looks fine from here icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 26, 2008 7:11 PM GMT
    flex89 saidAny intense weight training over the course of several years will give you that "neanderthal" look. It's all hormones and adaptive responses.


    If you're taking HGH, yes.

    If you're not taking HGH, no. Your head will stay the same size. Unless you gain fat in your face -- but that won't change the size of your head all around. Just the size of your face.
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    Nov 26, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    I do face crunches as well as ear pull downs and cheek laterals in order to get a bigger head. Also a robust diet of monkey brains and grits really helps build cranial muscle. icon_biggrin.gif