Mid to Upper Torso slim from full frontal view?

  • breaktheice

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    Aug 13, 2013 10:18 PM GMT
    Hey guys,
    I've been working out for awhile and I'm not sure why I'm having a problem broadening the area from my mid to upper torso (full frontal view). I can't seem to get the V-shape front like I see some guys have.

    My shoulders are broad but then when you move down, below them,
    its like a tree trunk.

    Which muscles should I work out? From looking at a diagram it seems its the anterior serratus area, however, I'm not sure if this is the area I need to work out or if its another muscle?
    I already do lats and traps.

    Thanks

    EDIT:
    I found a picture. So basically, my shoulders are broad and anything below it is just uniform tree trunk. This guy is more muscular than me, so imagine me being a less than that.

    ectomorph.jpg

    What I'm trying to figure out is how to get the v-shape from here:
    Justin_Timberlake_001.jpg
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    Aug 15, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    maybe post a picture of yourself so people can see and give specific suggestions? it's hard to really picture what you are describing, and saying "I look like this guy but less muscular" is still vague.
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    Aug 15, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    also what exercises have you been doing to work on it?
  • breaktheice

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    Aug 18, 2013 7:19 PM GMT
    at the moment my phone has broken.
    umm.. i do pullups,
    lat pulldowns,
    low rows
    chest press
    bench press
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    Sep 03, 2013 4:05 PM GMT
    Try adding in close grip exercises as you're looking to focus more on your lats to get that broader look around the torso.

    I would suggest close grip cable pull down, overhead barbell pull over and parallel close grip pull ups. At the same time you don't want to overwork your back in one sitting if you're looking to gain so I suggest maybe substituting some exercises in and out every other week.
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    Sep 05, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    pullups, pullups and more pullups :-)


    ...oh, and rows....
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    Sep 08, 2013 2:43 AM GMT
    Work on your lats.
  • Bicuriouscool

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    Oct 10, 2013 5:22 AM GMT
    I'd say work on your lats (lattisimus dorsi), trapezoids and rhomboids. Majorly lats as they are the main muscles which can actually make your upper body(chest region) look broader. refer a muscle chart if you want to.

    Also do some exercises which work on your lover's handle(or whatever they are called, basically they are the muscles at the sides of your abdomen).
    Rotatory exercises where you rotate you upper body holding a long rod/broomstick etc work well. This will make your lower trunk thinner/less-wide.
    And will make your body more Vshaped