Visible Ribs

  • niceboy87

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    Dec 24, 2008 5:02 AM GMT
    I have a "problem". The ribs that are just underneath my pecs are quite visible, they're the only ones that stick out like this.

    I want to prevent my ribs from being visible. It is a matter of eating more? Or performing a certain type of exercise?

    Any tips much appreciated icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 24, 2008 5:14 AM GMT
    Cheese burgers are you friend.
    And pizza and beeresque beverages .. ahh *belch*
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    Dec 24, 2008 1:40 PM GMT
    Just don't worry about it, you've got low body fat that's all. It's the same for this boxer...

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    Dec 24, 2008 2:39 PM GMT
    I find that hot actually. I did a figure drawing of a nude guy in the anatomical position this past semester for a firgure drawing course. Anyways, i included the shadows created by those "ribs" you are talking about and made the guy look buff as well.

    Bottom line... i think it is hot
  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 24, 2008 3:02 PM GMT
    What you might be mistaking for ribs is the serratus anterior muscle (that boxer definitely doesn't have his upper ribs showing). Very developped serratus anterior muscles look a lot like ribs when they're flexed. Take a look:


    And if they really are your ribs, then you just have to eat more.
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    Dec 24, 2008 3:34 PM GMT


    Genetically, you might have a larger rib cage than other men.
    Nothing hotter than a well defined set of pecs above a set of partially visible ribs. A hint of the body's structure/ frame beneath the skin/ flesh. Pronounced clavicles are hot too. icon_biggrin.gif
  • tokugawa

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    Dec 24, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    Some suggestions for putting on muscle weight:

    1) "Go to failure / no pain no gain:" If you want muscle growth, you only need to do one set, but you must do as many reps as you possible can. That means not being able to do one more rep, because you muscles are totally used up. That means you are probably grunting and vocalizing on the last rep or two (don't go to a gym where you can't vocalize.) The idea is to send your brain a message that the muscle you just exercised needs more of the bodies' resources to be able to handle a future load. If you do not go to failure, the message to the brain is that task was handled adequately and no additional resources are needed. (After doing a set of squats, you should initially have trouble walking, because you used up all of your energy. A fixed squat rack is very useful, because it allows you to "just let go" of the weight.)

    2) To assist with step 1, get a partner to mutually help each other get motivated to go to failure. The partner also helps you avoid injury and/or dropping the weights.

    3) After finishing your workout, drink a bottle of Ensure or a similar protein drink to stop your body from breaking down existing cells for energy. Do this quickly.

    4) Don't eat junk food because eventually it will make you fat.