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    Smaller more compact physique.

    How would one train for a physique like a elite level gymnast would have?

    http://www.geocities.com/chrissycat76/photo.htm

    What would be the best way to train for a physique like the one in the above picture? Small, compact, yet very very strong. (anyone who can throw their bodyweight around like that is strong)

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    Muscle can't change shape. It can only experience either hypertrophy or atrophy. There's no real way to train like that, other than working your upper body a whole shitload.
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    There's no real way to train like that, other than working your upper body a whole shitload
    Obviously there is a way to train like that otherwise how come all gymnasts look basically the same. I guess you have to remember that these guys have all been trained from a very early age, they don't train to look like they do it is merely a byproduct of being able to do what they do. I remember reading how top level gymnasts have gradually built up to the sheer volume of training they perform over the course of their lifetime.
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    i think they look like that from the gymnastics more so than weight lifting, they probably dont hit the weights much, i bet its mostly situps, pushups, pullups, etc then their gymnastics routines

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    I'm sure some even take steroids!

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    nah, they can't be big and bulky.. it won't work well with what they do.. they wanna be slim and strong

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