How can i do this? I've been looking it up but I'm not finding anything.
I feel like my shoulders are wide enough for my liking but need my hips to be smaller and my lats to be bigger
Any help would be appreciated
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Rows and chins will work the lats. As for the hips, that's mostly bone structure. A good diet will take away most flab there (and everywhere else).
If you do not carry much bodyfat in the hip area, then putting muscle on your shoulders and bringing up your lats can create an illusion of smaller hips.
Rows and chins should be all that you need. If you find that chins/pull ups are too hard or you can only do a couple, you can either have a friend help you do assisted chins or pull ups, or you can use the lat pulldown machine until you get strong enough.
In any event how big your lats get will be determined by two things. (i) How hard you are willing to work*. (ii) Your genetics.
(*work=training, eating and resting properly)
deadlifts are important too. I assume the only reason they haven't been mentioned yet is because they are more of a full body exercise...but for lat development, they are vital nonetheless.
Stats: Bodyweight : Current= 150 lbs, Height = 5ft11.5
Bench Press:160 lbs/Squat:225 lbs,/Deadlift:305/Total:675lbs/
Not strong yet, but getting there.
Deadlifts are where it's at, add various chins and holds to failure, and you can do work on the cables that hit them pretty darn good too.
Last edited by Twirl; 02-05-2009 at 08:23 AM.
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Stats: Start | Current | Goal
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Squat: 135lb |185lb| 225lb
Dead: 180 |185lb| 315lb
OH Press: 85lb |100lb| 150lb
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I've got big hips but when you get your quads and upper body wide enough you pretty much stop caring as it makes you look more proportionate
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