I am a beginner just starting to lift weights.
My questions is, I have noticed that even among buff/big guys, there are physiques that I want to have, and there are physiques that I DO NOT want even if it means more strength or more muscle technically.
Is there anything I can do with my routine and/or diet that would ensure a certain look, or is it more to do with our inherent body types?
This is an example of a body I DO NOT WANT (I think it looks ugly):
This is an example of a body I WANT (I think it looks really nice):
Again, I do not care about strength, weight, or even the amount of actual muscle. I just want to look like the later, not the former.
Does it have anything to do with body fat? Thanks.
(I wanted to embed the pictures, but the forum won't let me because I'm a newbie =[
07-07-2011, 06:59 PM #1
Good looking muscles vs. ugly muscles
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07-07-2011, 07:36 PM #3
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I don't see what's wrong with the first guy. Only thing I can see that I could understand you not liking about his appearance is that his abs aren't perfectly symmetrical. And that's a genetic factor - you can't change where the collagen seperates individual sections of the rectus abdominis no matter how much you try. Frankly, I think the second guy is funny-looking because of his abs, and could handle filling out some more.SQ 172.5kg. BP 102.5kg. DL 200kg. OHP 62.5kg @ 67.3kg
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07-07-2011, 09:51 PM #8
It's kind of like farts. You never like anyone else's but everyone likes his own brand.
Don't worry; after a few years of good hard work under your belt you'll have to pry yourself away from the mirror.Max bench: 325
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