Hey, I hope you guys can give me some advice regarding how I should approach building muscle.
I inherited a pear-shaped body: relatively wide hips, feminine fat deposits, the whole lot. My great uncle, as well as a few other family members, all suffered from this curse. This makes working towards the ideal male "V" shape quite difficult.
Weight: 155 lbs
I've been lifting and bulking for nearly three months now. My progress has been appreciable. Given my shape, I have focused my efforts mainly on the upper body. While I know that exercises like squats will increase my capacity to grow, I'm afraid of my thighs growing even larger.
With the muscle I've gained has come some fat on my thighs. So my question is this:
What should I do to achieve the ideal male figure (or at least something close to it)? I know that you can't "get big without eating big." So what should I do to prevent simply becoming a larger, albeit more muscular pear?