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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Smeagol on Steroids Mercuryblade's Avatar
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    How to make my chest wider

    Will pullups help that? I have really good abs but my hip bones are still slightly wider than my ribs, I'm guessing this is because I'm somewhat of a late bloomer, and the shape will turn more into that V as I "mature," but since pullups work that muscle group will it help out significantly?
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    Wide grip pull ups will help make your lats bigger, which will give you more of a v-shape. Train your chest, lats, and back hard- that way you'll make the front and back of you wider, getting a better v shape. Deadlifts,lat pull downs, rows, bench, and dips are just a few examples of stuff you could be doing.
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    Working your shoulders can also help contribute to a wider look. Your shoulders are at the top of the "V" so if they are bigger it'll appear wider. Overhead press, bench and pull-ups are the main exercises I'd recommend.
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    Wide Grip Pullups will make your back wider, which will make your chest appear wider. Add in some db flies to stretch your chest out a little, along with the other stuff that Hahn mentioned.
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    I'm gonna try some more stuff, its not my shoulders that are the problem, or my pecs, they sick out way further that my hips, its that i kind of have this hourglass shape, like its my pecks and shoulders are fine then my ribcage is small and then my hips stick out a little further than my ribs, I'm gonna work on my back more and see what that accomplishes.
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    Smeagol on Steroids Mercuryblade's Avatar
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    thanks for the tips, and what are db flies?
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    dumbell fly's
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