small torso, train and increase?

  • being_human

    Posts: 152

    Sep 10, 2014 4:51 AM GMT
    do any of you guys have a short torso? do you find it a problem?
    do you think the training you have taken up have in any way has increased your torso length? is there such?
    ive tried correcting posture. it still is short comparatively..
  • vhotti26

    Posts: 287

    Sep 13, 2014 1:18 PM GMT
    What do you mean with short torso? Have you taken measurments and compared your ratios to guys you would perceive as more 'normal' and come to that conclusion, or is that just a fix idea of yours?
  • being_human

    Posts: 152

    Sep 13, 2014 3:47 PM GMT
    its not just something I had it up in my head.
    When i sit, I become on par with the shorter guys. I havent taken measurement and all that. its just obvious.
    whats the correct ratio anyway?
    thing is, i just wanted to know if following certain excercise routine can boost the spine extension?
  • vhotti26

    Posts: 287

    Sep 13, 2014 5:00 PM GMT
    Having/getting a healthy core (abs/back) and shoulders is all you can do, so your posture is good.
  • Aleco_Graves

    Posts: 708

    Sep 15, 2014 9:13 PM GMT
    Ive got a tiney waist too and find it difficult to gain mass, but its because i'm a hard gainer, niot because of my waist. I'd like to add some weight but keep my waist defined and small
  • Destinharbor

    Posts: 4435

    Sep 15, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
    Nothing wrong with a short torso. Work on your upper body and you'll get that amazing V shape. Long waisted guys can't or at least it is much harder. Think Tom Cruise (body when young and buff).
  • vhotti26

    Posts: 287

    Sep 16, 2014 6:17 AM GMT
    Aleco_Graves saidIve got a tiney waist too and find it difficult to gain mass, but its because i'm a hard gainer, niot because of my waist. I'd like to add some weight but keep my waist defined and small


    Everybody is a hard gainer, that's a lame excuse. It's difficult to put on muscle, not just for you but for everyone.
    A small waist is not detrimental to putting on muscle, quite the contrary, it will be much easier for you to look buffer with fewer pounds gained because your waist to shoulder ratio will take off.
  • Aleco_Graves

    Posts: 708

    Sep 16, 2014 8:24 AM GMT
    vhotti26 said
    Aleco_Graves saidIve got a tiney waist too and find it difficult to gain mass, but its because i'm a hard gainer, niot because of my waist. I'd like to add some weight but keep my waist defined and small


    Everybody is a hard gainer, that's a lame excuse. It's difficult to put on muscle, not just for you but for everyone.
    A small waist is not detrimental to putting on muscle, quite the contrary, it will be much easier for you to look buffer with fewer pounds gained because your waist to shoulder ratio will take off.


    But most people dont lose weight and dropping pants sizes by staying out of the gym, i do. My body starts metabolising muscle if i dont eat more than 3000 calories a day and go to the gym every second day, and its not because i have an excess to burn and it shouldnt be happening.

    Everyone isn't a hard gainer. Thats the falsest statement i've heard in a long time. Some peoples body react differently to the same nutrients and energy rich foods as well as how their body and muscle fibers teact to exercise.

    By saying that it's a lame excuse, that everyone is a hard gainer you are basically saying that the difference between ectomorphs and messomorphs is non-existant, and that all people react to the same food in the same way (eg people all pick up the same amount of weight or any at all when they eat certain foods). You're also denouncing differences in metabolic rate in different people. Lets not even mention muscle memory and fitness levels.

    By trying to remove one link you have subsequently caused a ripple effect through all the other links in the chain it was intertwined with.

    I understand in a way what you're saying, muscle building is tough, but ive been working for months and only picked up 1 kg, while my friends see considerable gains with alot less work and dont eat as much protein or carbs.

    Look at my profile for a bit, i have photos with dates to show, i my arms never get bigger, my torso only does, and only because my body fat percentage is less than 9%. (It dropped to less than 7% after i stopped going to gym for a month and i had plenty of fast food).

    My difference in condition is very real. It's called hypermotabolism. Look it up. I have the tremmor to prove it icon_smile.gif
    Next time don't make assumptions on someone with no provided information about them. icon_wink.gif
  • being_human

    Posts: 152

    Sep 19, 2014 12:26 PM GMT
    Aleco_Graves said
    vhotti26 said
    Aleco_Graves saidIve got a tiney waist too and find it difficult to gain mass, but its because i'm a hard gainer, niot because of my waist. I'd like to add some weight but keep my waist defined and small


    Everybody is a hard gainer, that's a lame excuse. It's difficult to put on muscle, not just for you but for everyone.
    A small waist is not detrimental to putting on muscle, quite the contrary, it will be much easier for you to look buffer with fewer pounds gained because your waist to shoulder ratio will take off.


    But most people dont lose weight and dropping pants sizes by staying out of the gym, i do. My body starts metabolising muscle if i dont eat more than 3000 calories a day and go to the gym every second day, and its not because i have an excess to burn and it shouldnt be happening.

    Everyone isn't a hard gainer. Thats the falsest statement i've heard in a long time. Some peoples body react differently to the same nutrients and energy rich foods as well as how their body and muscle fibers teact to exercise.

    By saying that it's a lame excuse, that everyone is a hard gainer you are basically saying that the difference between ectomorphs and messomorphs is non-existant, and that all people react to the same food in the same way (eg people all pick up the same amount of weight or any at all when they eat certain foods). You're also denouncing differences in metabolic rate in different people. Lets not even mention muscle memory and fitness levels.

    By trying to remove one link you have subsequently caused a ripple effect through all the other links in the chain it was intertwined with.

    I understand in a way what you're saying, muscle building is tough, but ive been working for months and only picked up 1 kg, while my friends see considerable gains with alot less work and dont eat as much protein or carbs.

    Look at my profile for a bit, i have photos with dates to show, i my arms never get bigger, my torso only does, and only because my body fat percentage is less than 9%. (It dropped to less than 7% after i stopped going to gym for a month and i had plenty of fast food).

    My difference in condition is very real. It's called hypermotabolism. Look it up. I have the tremmor to prove it icon_smile.gif
    Next time don't make assumptions on someone with no provided information about them. icon_wink.gif


    i have the same problem. my metabolism is hyper. Losing weight seems too easy. The Hard gained kilograms disappear if I go travelling or out of my usual diet and excercise. are u hyper active too? hyper active could be just the brain, its not necessarily physical activity.
    anywy.. yeah. it sucks.
  • being_human

    Posts: 152

    Sep 19, 2014 12:29 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidNothing wrong with a short torso. Work on your upper body and you'll get that amazing V shape. Long waisted guys can't or at least it is much harder. Think Tom Cruise (body when young and buff).


    yeah. but short torso makes my butt look way up high.
    tom cruise def paints a nice picture. thanks.