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Deadlifts/Squats and wide waist

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by Fader, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Fader

    Fader Active Member

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    Hi,

    I never really did much deadlift and squat work in my routines because (i know it's a lame excuse) my legs were naturally big but recently i started getting lower back pain so i have started doing both deadlift and squats but my question is will it make my waist thick?

    My aim is a v-shape taper like most and I don't want that bloated, fat, thick look in the slightest... i enjoy doing these two exercises but don't want to go against my goals.

    Thanks
     
  2. chicanerous

    chicanerous Elite Member
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    They aren't going to ruin or prevent a v-taper, but they can block out your waist. Hit your lat and shoulder girdle exercises hard to offset.
     
  3. Robert2006

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    I'll say this. To a certain/large extent the V is genetic. Think of women. You've got apples,pears and hourglass. A runway model will be thin but she won't have a V narrow waisted build. An hourglass girl might not be thin. She might not even have a tiny waist. But she'll look more V.

    It's not really different for guys. Some guys are broader shoulders and they tend to have smaller waists.
     
  4. vanderlinden

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    Low bar squats and deads will make your hips bigger and give you a blocky look. Think "300" vs. Steve Reeve. Front squats and RDLs will hit your quads and hamstrings without making your hips bigger.
     

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