I've been a lurking member here and love to read the articles on the supersite, but felt like posting a thread for some advice about my physique goals.
Please skip pass this boring crap if you want to read about my actual goals, it's where the numbers are and stuff. :/
I first started lifting around winter of last year, doing that Rippetoes routine, and got great strength/newbie gains from it, especially in squats and deadlifts, with a 1 rep max around 300 for each.
I have since then stopped doing the strength training and started getting more specific with my physique goals and putting an emphasis on having a lower bodyfat%, because before I just ate as much as possible because I wanted to look like a typical powerlifter competitor.
Right now though, I am becoming a personal trainer, so I am trying to create a more aesthetic and approachable physique so I can attract more clientele, you know how it is!
Basically the Golden ratio is 1.618 something repeating numbers, and is a naturally occuring ratio in nature. I'll save you all the details and say that I am basing my physique off of that.
I read somewhere to base your Golden Ratio measurements on your wrist size, and also found a calculator that tells you what your ideal measurements are, anyhow let me get to this.
Keep in mind I have around 10-12% body fat, and muscles aren't exactly that big, so I'd have to be losing fat and gaining size back so I could be around the same size as now just more muscle definition.
Shoulders CURRENT:47" GOAL: 50.3"
Waist CURRENT:33 GOAL: 31"
50.3 divided by 31 is 1.622. Pretty much as close as I can get to it without worrying about the small little digits you know?
Thigh CURRENT: 23" GOAL: 24.3"
Calve CURRENT: 15" GOAL: 15" ....SWEET
24.3 divided by 15 is 1.62
Basically if you get the idea of this whole deal, I am trying to go for a more natural looking physique based on Golden Ratio proportion. One of the most important parts about it is the waist and shoulder ratio because of the v-taper look.
BUT YEAH, if any of you guys out there are familiar with this kind of physique goal, I'd like to hear from you!
Wish me luck on my goals! I fully plan on reaching them, and making fine tunes to get as close to the ratio as possible!
LIF' TIL U PYOOK ~~~~Dx
Thread: Golden Ratio Physique