I started working out 4 and a half months ago, and my pecs are kinda getting roundish. Can I turn them into squares? lol I know this kinda sounds funny, but is there an exercise to do that?
Thread: Round Pecs vs. Square Pecs
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Not sure about "square" but Vince Gironda always said that the pec should be more of a "slab" than a bulbous round thing.
Two exercises he preached for this was Dips (done on a V shaped bar for best results) and Barbell Bench to Neck (do with a Smith machine to be safe). Decline Dumbbell bench with palms facing in is very similar to dips too.
EDIT: Here's a good pic of Vince to illustrate what I mean:
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Shape of muscles are genetically predetermined... You can always make them larger through resistance training and diet. When you shed more body fat around them, they will also appear more "squared off" in a sense.*Professional comic book geek* *semi-pro cartoon collector* *full time nerd*
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Mine are more rounded in shape, but if you like the look of them then who cares?
As far as judging other pec shapes, anything with good symmetry and definition is a winnerMe fall is what they invented the word 'never' for
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When I was 175 and just started working out, they were very squared off. A few years and few pounds later, and theyve become very round now. I seriously question those that say its entirely genetic...1305 combined total in the Big Three @ 225 bodyweight
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a little late, but still...
Genetics play a role in the overall shape of your pecs, and yes "cutting" will help define the edges making them appear sharper (or squared). Also, how you actually tear the muscle fibers will play an impact on the overall growth of the muscle.
I have a friend who has always wanted a large upper body and shoulders so pretty much just works incline (its his heavy sets at first) and he has that rounded-look (especially profile). I prefer mixing it up and focusing on decline/dips on some occasions and Im seeing more lower pec development.
Start your chest day with decline/dips when you have the most energy, so youll tear more fibers in the lower portion of your pec. Then proceed with incline, flies etc.
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