How to make a V pop?!

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    Oct 04, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    Hitm4up saidI normally just do wood-choppers and overhead crunches on a cable machine. sorry I don't have any vids, but I think they should be pretty easy to look up



    No worries, dude... Thanks for the tips!
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
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    AleksandrD saidI'm trying to get my V to pop out like this... Any advice? Good workouts?

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    Paleo diet will do it with moderat exercise. Cardio is not the best way to go.


    Damn, I already do too much cardio...
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    camfer saidIt's interesting to see the cultural shift in vanity muscles over the years. Back in the 1990s no one wanted big obliques. The fear was that it would make your waist look bigger. The vanity muscles of the 1990s were pectorals. Now in the 2010s it seems that the current vanity muscles are the obliques. Probably originates from the fashion of sagging pants and exposed torsos.

    Check out this underwear model guy. He's got the obliques but no chest, arms, or legs. It's disproportionate. Some find it attractive. I prefer different proportions, but make your body into what you want. Just put some thought into proportion, please.

    If you want to hit obliques in compound exercises to bring it all together instead of isolations, do heavy squats and deadlifts. Then they're worked in concert with a host of other muscles.

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    Don't worry, I plan on being proportionate ;)
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
    Or just do tons of pelvic thrusts.
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    AleksandrD said
    camfer saidIt's interesting to see the cultural shift in vanity muscles over the years. Back in the 1990s no one wanted big obliques. The fear was that it would make your waist look bigger. The vanity muscles of the 1990s were pectorals. Now in the 2010s it seems that the current vanity muscles are the obliques. Probably originates from the fashion of sagging pants and exposed torsos.

    Check out this underwear model guy. He's got the obliques but no chest, arms, or legs. It's disproportionate. Some find it attractive. I prefer different proportions, but make your body into what you want. Just put some thought into proportion, please.

    If you want to hit obliques in compound exercises to bring it all together instead of isolations, do heavy squats and deadlifts. Then they're worked in concert with a host of other muscles.

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    Don't worry, I plan on being proportionate ;)


    I think the only reason this guy seems that disproportionate is because he's leaning to his right side as an emphasis. His iliac muscles are very well defined though.
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    I think you need very, very, very low body fat to make them that visible.
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
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    AleksandrD said
    camfer saidIt's interesting to see the cultural shift in vanity muscles over the years. Back in the 1990s no one wanted big obliques. The fear was that it would make your waist look bigger. The vanity muscles of the 1990s were pectorals. Now in the 2010s it seems that the current vanity muscles are the obliques. Probably originates from the fashion of sagging pants and exposed torsos.

    Check out this underwear model guy. He's got the obliques but no chest, arms, or legs. It's disproportionate. Some find it attractive. I prefer different proportions, but make your body into what you want. Just put some thought into proportion, please.

    If you want to hit obliques in compound exercises to bring it all together instead of isolations, do heavy squats and deadlifts. Then they're worked in concert with a host of other muscles.

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    Don't worry, I plan on being proportionate ;)


    I think the only reason this guy seems that disproportionate is because he's leaning to his right side as an emphasis. His iliac muscles are very well defined though.


    Think that's Benjamin Godfre. He has filled out some more now, that is an old picture. He also has some nudes icon_redface.gif don't think he can get any hotter.
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    Everyone has these muscles already.. it just takes getting your bodyfat down enough to expose them. Various exercises focusing on the lower abs and obliques will bring them out. Like anything in training it's not something that is going to happen overnight or even in a couple of months. Just takes serious commitment to the training and nutrition aspect, making it your lifestyle and keeping at it for years upon years upon years icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 05, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    bluey2223 saidI thought this was going to be about how to get in some girl's pants and make her V pop. Boy, was I wrong!

    Hip flexor machine, swimming (hip flexor exercise), running (hip flexor exercise), and obliques.

    Most guys don't know which machine is the hip flexor machine at the gym because "it's for girls."


    Bluey has it (as usual). It's hip flexors AND obliques. I do sprints, hanging leg raises and windshield wipers for the hip flexors and lots of knee-to-elbow type crunches for the obliques. You do need low body fat for these to show, but not insanely low. I'm on a big bulk right now and probably around 12% BF and can still see mine.
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    Oct 05, 2012 3:45 AM GMT


    Watch at the very end of the video. That's what I mean by pelvic thrusting.
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    Oct 05, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    Kel_ said

    Watch at the very end of the video. That's what I mean by pelvic thrusting.


    Actually pelvic thrusting works the antagonists to the hip flexors--the hip extensors (gluts). The hip flexors are actually pretty flaccid/relaxed during hip thrusting.

    That said, I enjoyed the video. Unfortunately, I'm not into sexy Asian women other than for the fact the video is mesmerizing icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 05, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    cable woodchops
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    Oct 05, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    Kel_ said

    Watch at the very end of the video. That's what I mean by pelvic thrusting.


    im going to learn this dance....
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    Oct 05, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
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    Kel_ said

    Watch at the very end of the video. That's what I mean by pelvic thrusting.


    im going to learn this dance....


    I don't think men doing this dance is as aesthetically pleasing as it is long haired, skinny, Asian females.
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    Oct 05, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    it looks weird
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    Oct 05, 2012 8:37 AM GMT
    bluey2223 said
    LilPuppet said
    Kel_ said

    Watch at the very end of the video. That's what I mean by pelvic thrusting.


    im going to learn this dance....


    I don't think men doing this dance is as aesthetically pleasing as it is long haired, skinny, Asian females.


    Gangnam Style, 99% of the lyrics you don't understand, and yet it's more popular than Justin Bieber.
    I enjoyed the video, and the fact that they can do this wearing high-heels, takes skills.
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    Oct 06, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    I am glad it is more popular than Justin Beiber. I am secretly jealous at how successful that child has become with something I think is crap music. There are a lot of more talented people in the world, but mainstream seems to pick people who aren't that talented and then market the shit out of them. Go to any university and listen to a PhD music person. Much more talent.
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    Oct 06, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    cmatador saidcable woodchops


    I just started doing those this week. They're much harder than they took in terms of maintaining form.

    But if they give me abs like cmatador, lord have mercy!
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    Oct 06, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcRqZjdjOoRFql2OA7DhEWH

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    Or search this site and others for any number of oblique exercises (those muscles are called our 'obliques.'


    Actually, Obliques perfrom spinal rotation.
    Side bends recruit the Quadratus Lumborum. Weighted side bends will build muscle and thicken the waist. If you are going to do side bends, add rotation where you are trying to touch your opposite foot, like a kettlebell windmill.
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    Oct 06, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    Bustamante said

    Think that's Benjamin Godfre. He has filled out some more now, that is an old picture. He also has some nudes icon_redface.gif don't think he can get any hotter.


    Good looking man, albeit with very prominent obliques.

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    Oct 06, 2012 3:44 AM GMT
    The adonis lines are certainly attention grabbers!! I'm glad that I have them naturally without really trying or doing special exercises for them.
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    Oct 06, 2012 6:03 AM GMT
    I must be really fucking horribly old, because I'm still trying to make a soda pop. I didn't even know people were making V pops.

    Kids these days ...
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    Oct 06, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
    Mine icon_redface.gif

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    Oct 06, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    Kel_ saidMine icon_redface.gif

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    i don't think I'll ever look like this.
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    Oct 06, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI must be really fucking horribly old, because I'm still trying to make a soda pop. I didn't even know people were making V pops.

    Kids these days ...


    Paul!!!!!! icon_rolleyes.gif