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sideshowdoc
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John,

How would you go about making someone build their physique with aesthetics in mind given....

they have a shorter torso compared to their legs
a slightly wide pelvis/hips

something similar to to attached image (obviously not as well muslced, just similar proportions, maybe a slightly shorter torso then his)

Obviously focus on arms, side and rear delts, and the upper lats?

I remember you saying somewhere you have a wider pelvis so you have had to be strategic wih building your body.

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sideshowdoc
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I cant seem to upload the image so here is the link!!!

http://statigr.am/...37674_189448370

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devilmanVISA
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The answer to this is entirely dependent on the particular "aesthetics" the individual has in mind, given that "aesthetics" are entirely subjective. A better approach might be to post a picture of yourself along with a picture of what you desire to look like.


I absolutely loathe the frequency with which that word gets tossed around in the post Zyzz internet. To quote Inigo Montoya, "I do not think it means, what you think it means..." I sincerely hope that I am not the only one who finds it so.

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devilmanVISA wrote:
The answer to this is entirely dependent on the particular "aesthetics" the individual has in mind, given that "aesthetics" are entirely subjective. A better approach might be to post a picture of yourself along with a picture of what you desire to look like.


I absolutely loathe the frequency with which that word gets tossed around in the post Zyzz internet. To quote Inigo Montoya, "I do not think it means, what you think it means..." I sincerely hope that I am not the only one who finds it so.


You're not the only one.

I cannot view the example picture, but perhaps sideshowdoc's actual inquiry is about symmetry. Replace "aesthetics" with "symmetry" and the rest of the message makes a lot more sense.

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OldManTraining
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Old thread, but generally when I hear someone saying "I train for aesthetics" all I hear is "I don't train my legs". Not targeted at anyone in this thread, just a general observation.

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John Meadows
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OldManTraining wrote:
Old thread, but generally when I hear someone saying "I train for aesthetics" all I hear is "I don't train my legs". Not targeted at anyone in this thread, just a general observation.


LOL. What I hear is I don't want to train to hard.

JM

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sideshowdoc
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John Meadows wrote:
OldManTraining wrote:
Old thread, but generally when I hear someone saying "I train for aesthetics" all I hear is "I don't train my legs". Not targeted at anyone in this thread, just a general observation.


LOL. What I hear is I don't want to train to hard.

JM


:( Not a all John. I just remember you mentioning in a radio interview how you had to be strategic about what you did given your anatomical shortcomings and wonder what you do personally to adress that.

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flipcollar
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Sideshow, you should probably post a picture of yourself if you want specific help here. Otherwise it will be impossible to know where your weak points are. At the very least, a better description of yourself would be useful, including height, weight, and approximate bodyfat %, along with age and number of years training.

The questions you're asking seem to be appropriate for someone with a fairly advanced physique. If you're not advanced, these are probably not good questions to be concerned with.

Also, nobody can see the link you posted, it's password protected.

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zraw
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I view the word "aesthetic" as "pleasing to the eye"

but I dont think zyzz look is "pleasing to the eye" lol

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jbpick86
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Who the hell is the Zyzz person and why is he such a big deal?? Yes I googled but I cant figure out where the notoriety came from.

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devilmanVISA
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jbpick86 wrote:
Who the hell is the Zyzz person and why is he such a big deal?? Yes I googled but I cant figure out where the notoriety came from.


The bowels of 4chan /fit/.

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Steve Rogers
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Put on a ton of muscle before you start evaluating aesthetic balance. Until you get there, lift and eat. John worries about things like that because of the level he is at. This is like someone with 16 inch legs saying they don't train legs because they don't want to be bottom heavy or whatever.

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