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[pics]Overdeveloped Obliques. What to Do?
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greekoo
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Hey, I need your advice.

I always had very developed obliques (that gives me a nice adonis belt and I like it ), but the last 5 months I was squatting 3 times per week so that made my obliques probably more overdeveloped(which I like it but I don't want them to grow more) . Sometimes when I have eaten alot and I become bloated it's like I have some lean lovehandles .

You can see the picture above


So, my question is what exercises I must avoid or at least limit so that my obliques stay where they are? I am sure squats is one of them that's why I am doing them 1x/week now.

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greekoo
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Here they look kinda normal when I'm not bloated and you can see that the the one is bigger?? than the other. How to look like less an hour glass shape? ( http://theodmgroup.com/...o-hourglass.jpg )

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vali
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You just have slightly wide hips (wouldn't even be noticeable if you weren't pretty lean) I wouldn't worry about it, will make you a stronger squatter for sure.

Get your shoulders and lats wider and it won't even be noticeable.

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Spidey22
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Doesn't look bad brother. Just got to get those Quads, Delts, and Upper Back wider to even it out a tad. Keep it up.

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greekoo
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vali wrote:
You just have slightly wide hips (wouldn't even be noticeable if you weren't pretty lean) I wouldn't worry about it, will make you a stronger squatter for sure.

Get your shoulders and lats wider and it won't even be noticeable.


Thanks for your comment bro!

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greekoo
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vali wrote:
You just have slightly wide hips (wouldn't even be noticeable if you weren't pretty lean) I wouldn't worry about it, will make you a stronger squatter for sure.

Get your shoulders and lats wider and it won't even be noticeable.


Wide hips? Hmm I never though about it. My hips are about 37-38 inches and my waist about 31.

Thanks for your answer man, I will focus to become more wide

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bignate
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build a back. look cool.

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greekoo
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bignate wrote:
build a back. look cool.


thanks for comment bro. But I will kindly disagree, because I think my back is more "developed" than my front upper body. Check my back at that photo

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vali
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greekoo wrote:
vali wrote:
You just have slightly wide hips (wouldn't even be noticeable if you weren't pretty lean) I wouldn't worry about it, will make you a stronger squatter for sure.

Get your shoulders and lats wider and it won't even be noticeable.


Wide hips? Hmm I never though about it. My hips are about 37-38 inches and my waist about 31.

Thanks for your answer man, I will focus to become more wide


You're welcome man- keep it up!

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greekoo wrote:
bignate wrote:
build a back. look cool.


thanks for comment bro. But I will kindly disagree, because I think my back is more "developed" than my front upper body. Check my back at that photo




I will kindly disagree with that. It's not. Your back looks pretty average. Could definitely be bigger and still proportionate

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greekoo
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thanks for all the feedback mates (:

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greekoo
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flipcollar wrote:
greekoo wrote:
bignate wrote:
build a back. look cool.


thanks for comment bro. But I will kindly disagree, because I think my back is more "developed" than my front upper body. Check my back at that photo




I will kindly disagree with that. It's not. Your back looks pretty average. Could definitely be bigger and still proportionate



thanks man

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The Mighty Stu
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If your back is 'well developed' enough, it shows from the front :)

You're young, focus on making everything bigger and you won't obsess about such tiny issues (that's for much later.)

S

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greekoo
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The Mighty Stu wrote:
If your back is 'well developed' enough, it shows from the front :)

You're young, focus on making everything bigger and you won't obsess about such tiny issues (that's for much later.)

S



hehe ok thanks man :)

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greekoo
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me foolin around

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video of me deadlifting 120 kg (not my 1 rep max).
Any tips?

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vali
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Just try to concentrate a little more, and stop fidgeting so much. Also try to pull the bar back into your shins.

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melanieamber12
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I wish my gym had a rock wall right on the wall of the weight room.

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kiwiinmn
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Just a couple of thing to ponder...

If your doing 3 leg workouts per week then your not training them hard enough. One brutal leg workout can and should leave you unable to work them again PROPERLY for 3-4 days min. Keeping in mind that your trying to bulk up of course.

If your downsizing your leg workouts because you feel that your obliques are too big then your making excuses not to work your legs hard...

Don't ever stop squatting... the squat is the KING of all exercises. Don't use any weights for any cross axial core exercises... use only body weight. weighted Russian twists, wood chops, sit ups with twisting actions etc with weights are all no no's unless you want or need to thicken up the mid section...

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seth.ewan
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kiwiinmn wrote:
Just a couple of thing to ponder...

If your doing 3 leg workouts per week then your not training them hard enough. One brutal leg workout can and should leave you unable to work them again PROPERLY for 3-4 days min. Keeping in mind that your trying to bulk up of course.

If your downsizing your leg workouts because you feel that your obliques are too big then your making excuses not to work your legs hard...

Don't ever stop squatting... the squat is the KING of all exercises. Don't use any weights for any cross axial core exercises... use only body weight. weighted Russian twists, wood chops, sit ups with twisting actions etc with weights are all no no's unless you want or need to thicken up the mid section...



you are incorrect. olympic lifters squat daily, sometimes 2xday. bulgarian weight lifters used to squat 3x/day. the smolov squat program calls for squatting 3x or 4x per week. you dont have to annihilate your legs every workout. less intensity but more frequency has shown to stimulate muscle growth with less chance for injury.

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you are incorrect. olympic lifters squat daily, sometimes 2xday. bulgarian weight lifters used to squat 3x/day. the smolov squat program calls for squatting 3x or 4x per week. you dont have to annihilate your legs every workout. less intensity but more frequency has shown to stimulate muscle growth with less chance for injury.

Sorry to burst your bubble there buddy but you missed the point I was making and were totally off the mark with your comment. Most olympic weight lifters, and every member of the state sponsored systemic drug program that was the Bulgarian weight lifting federation was/is using anabolic steriods. There is absolutely no comparison between these lifters you mention and the op. The guy is complaining that his obliques are over sized because he is squatting so much... for purposes of hypertrophy and over blown oblique issues I will take my years tested philosophy of % of 1rm for 2 properly timed brutal leg work outs per week max over your 3 a day or 4 a week programe designed for professional athletes and drug takers. Honestly, how many people do you know that even have the time to squat 3 x a day?... you need to go back to the books and find creditable and appropriate information to be disseminating to people that don't know any different.

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doublelung84
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kiwiinmn wrote:
Just a couple of thing to ponder...

If your doing 3 leg workouts per week then your not training them hard enough. One brutal leg workout can and should leave you unable to work them again PROPERLY for 3-4 days min. Keeping in mind that your trying to bulk up of course.
Don't ever stop squatting...



BANG! YOU HIT IT!

Legs are like a stick of dynamite; you can tap on it all you want with no results but hit it hard one time and KABOOM!

Just me, but I couldn't walk without some stiffness for 2 days after a squat routine. Why would you want to pound a muscle again before it has healed?

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greekoo wrote:
me foolin around


I knew there was no way this thread wouldnt produce something to which i could ask;


G4P?

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greekoo wrote:
bignate wrote:
build a back. look cool.


thanks for comment bro. But I will kindly disagree, because I think my back is more "developed" than my front upper body. Check my back at that photo



A) Its not.

B) Its impossible to have a back that is "too developed."

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