Mid to upper torso smaller than mid to lower half of body?

  • breaktheice

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    Aug 11, 2013 2:35 AM GMT
    Hey guys,
    I have been working out for awhile now, but
    I can't seem to figure out what is making my mid to upper torso smaller than my mid to lower half of body?

    I already workout my lats and traps, but when I looked at a diagram, it seems that its my serratus muscles that are underdeveloped?

    What exercises should I do, and which muscles is it that is underdeveloped?


    i'm not sure if it is the serratus muscles, but it is that area that I'm having problems. It seems that my shoulders are broad, but then below that its just a tree trunk that goes straight down.
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    Aug 11, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
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    Aug 11, 2013 6:00 PM GMT
    All of the exercises that work your torso, from latismus dorsi to pecs, abs, and serrati contribute to your breadth and depth. However, your body is also continuing to grow, probably at least until you're 22 years old. Many of your organs are not full-sized yet, and the combination of organ growth (lungs, heart, diaphram, liver, etc.) and muscle growth will expand your ribcage and broaden your shoulders.

    It sucks to look in the mirror, know in your head you're a man, but see that parts of you are still boy. Your body will catch up very soon. Just keep working out and you'll be surprised one day.

    Serrati exercises: pullovers. Lay perpendicular on a bench with just your shoulders in contact with the bench. Reach over your head for a dumbbell (moderate weight at first) and arc your arms so that the dumbbell comes just over your neck (with your arms outstretched). Lower back behind your head again (don't over-stretch, BTW). Use a weight that you can only do 12 repetitions of...until you get stronger, then increase the weight over the course of a few weeks. Do this exercise on Back Day.