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08-19-2002, 08:14 AM
Hey! This is going to sound stupid, and it really is not a typical desire of a female, but I am what you would call "well-endowed" (to say the least) and it is NOT good!! Besides the snide remarks, it is impossible to find bathingsuits (and attractive bras!!) for females who are large chested but not large everywhere else! When trying on bathingsuits I have to get an XL or an XXL top (that still don't really fit) and then the circumference around is about EIGHT inches too big, and I have to get Medium bottoms! I am a freak of nature, haha-and my question is this--How much will weight training affect my chest size-I have lifted some, but mostly nautilus stuff and not as much with free weights-I'd like to start, but I was just hoping that maybe if I started to lift more i could lose some of this problem!
08-25-2002, 05:34 AM
Well, since most of the ladies are too 'pissed off' at you to answer, I'll tell you.
If you are a very large breasted lady, you don't need to worry about chest exercises increasing your bust size.
Look at the Pro male BBr's, they have huge chests BUT are on enough testosterone to float a fishing boat.
The normal male has many times the level of a female and will never have to worry about his chest getting 'too big'
I am a big guy with a pretty big chest, but my upper torso measurement is also highly dependent on the fact that I have good lat development also.
IMO you should be working with the bumbells and working on incline presses first and flat presses second.
The incline press will help work the upper chest and front delts, this will eventually help to give you a better proportional look from the front and de-emphasize, if possible, your breast size. You need to work your side delts hard to give your shoulders a little width. You need to work on your lats very hard also. This will give you a better V shape in back and help eliminate some of the loose bathing suit string.
Don't ever worry about getting too big. Cory Everson didn't just show up at the gym, lift a couple of years and say "damn I'm too big, might as well turn pro"
You have to work MUCH harder than guys to get the same proportional muscle mass.
All in all, an overall body routine, with emphasis on your upper chest, deltoids, and lats, will give you a more well rounded look.
Although it sounds like you're pretty well rounded now :D
09-04-2002, 08:40 AM
You're just genetically endowed and you have to make the best of it. Training will rid bodyfat, firm and tone and put curves in all the right places. Don't worry about them getting any bigger, you can only make the better with weight training. My suggestion is to go light, getting 10-15 reps for 4 sets and keep up the cardio and the diet clean.
Flat Press 4 x 15
Incline Press 4 x 15
Decline Press 4 x 15