Thread: Possible to 'widen' shoulders?
12/31/2008 2:11am, #21
Pandinha - thank you. I'm all about the form and will look into the Arnold press as well.
JC - Huh? I mean 14 inches from the edge of my right shoulder all across to the end of my other shoulder."I'm reluctant to sound like a total fa66ot as well, but my background in sculpture gave me an edge in understanding how we're expected to move thru space." - The Other Other Serge
12/31/2008 4:18am, #22Originally Posted by Lily
OT: Swimming. Every serious swimmer I ever knew had an unbelievable shoulder width.
The guys here are so, so right though: forget size, go for building up functional strength.Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.
12/31/2008 5:30am, #23
How's your posture Lily? Also, how tall are you, and how much do you weigh? (Since you've told us your shoulder diameter, everything else is now fair game.)
The reason I ask is because if you have a protracted shoulder girdle it will diminsh the breadth of your shoulders.
I'm 5'8", 200 lbs, and about three feet across. If I knew why I was so broad, I'd tell you. ****, I'd mail you a few inches of shoulder if I could.Originally Posted by Cullion
12/31/2008 12:33pm, #24Originally Posted by SFGOON
Originally Posted by LilyOriginally Posted by SFGOON
12/31/2008 1:16pm, #25Originally Posted by H TO THE IZZO
I am not interested in bulking up or gaining any weight, only in strengthening and toning . I weigh about 215 on a bad day, but my weight seems to fluctuate between 207-215 almost weekly depending on what I am eating and how much I am indulging my other vices." If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra
12/31/2008 2:36pm, #26
When I first read that lily's shoulders were 14 inches across I was like totally shocked at how small she must be.
Then I broke out the measuring tape and I'm only 16.
I wanna see a picture of Sfgoon, 3 feet across just sounds like Superman cartoon caricature width.
12/31/2008 4:20pm, #27Originally Posted by Lily
then you'd only have to get 6 inches bigger before we could set you up with ElMacho
I measured mine: right in the deltoid/tricep dip it's 29 and 31 on top of the delts
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12/31/2008 4:44pm, #28
Hey Kat, I figured it wasn't so bad and all I want is an inch more on either side! Do you ever get body dysmorphia from training with a majority of men? I think I have a pretty weird idea of what is 'normal' in terms of size, strength, muscle. On the opposite side I actually feel like a 'big person' when I hang out with my female friends (who don't train).
SFGoon - I have excellent posture , height around 5'6". I don't see what weight has to do with shoulder width. Also, pics of your 3ft back!
Hoggie - I think you and I know that a person having a small frame doesn't mean they're automatically skinny :P"I'm reluctant to sound like a total fa66ot as well, but my background in sculpture gave me an edge in understanding how we're expected to move thru space." - The Other Other Serge
12/31/2008 5:32pm, #29Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
Broad, hairy, barrel chested, and you can use him
as an elbow rest!
Originally Posted by Lily
If you look balanced in the mirror, that's your normal.
Normal/ideal in regards to muscle proportion actually
looks horribly abnormal.
Take legs. Strength-wise, you're supposed to be 2:1,
front to back. Meaning leg-extensions to leg curls.
Getting my leg curls to be 2:1 to my extensions made
my thighs 33" with a 33" waist - that looked entirely
freaky! Same with other parts of your body.
Look at what you need in broader terms. As has been
said here, your back need some attention (prolly a lot)
but, don't ignore somke other part of your body.
Unless you want to be acomnpetitive bodybuilder,
don't worry about shaping/detail-specific isolation
exercises. Work out with "general" whole body
exercises. . .bench, bent rows, squats.
Then, take all that maturing muscle, and train the
heck out of the jj, and mold that muscle into your
strong point, stronger, faster, and injury resistant!
Originally Posted by Lily
X - no pics (Sorry, couldn't find Gladys Portugese)
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12/31/2008 6:03pm, #30
Thanks Meex, I've got what I need from this thread. I'm still new to weightlifting (not even 2 years) and now realise the full extent of me dropping exercises from programs written up for me by a PT because I felt they weren't all that important. How stupid of me."I'm reluctant to sound like a total fa66ot as well, but my background in sculpture gave me an edge in understanding how we're expected to move thru space." - The Other Other Serge