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    Good looking muscles vs. ugly muscles

    Hi,

    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):
    i.imgur.com/wTZpt.png

    This is an example of a body I WANT (I think it looks really nice):
    i.imgur.com/7qWXg.png

    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 =[
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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.
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    Originally Posted by noetherstheorem View Post
    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?
    We don't know your routine and we don't even know what you look like, how the HELL could anybody give you tweaks and alterations to improve your progress towards your desired goals? Even if we did have your routine and current pics and updated progress, nobody would be able to provide solutions better than what your own intuition would be able to provide. If there is a specific concern, we MAY be able to help with some modifications provided we have enough details.
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    Some say that strength training will make your muscles look denser, while size training will make them look bulky, but I seriously doubt this
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    If you're a beginner, you've got YEARS ahead of you before you even get close to these builds (pending you keep a good diet and training program). Do yourself a favor and quit worrying about different types of muscle builds, and use that time to look up diets and training programs.
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    Originally Posted by patriots2 View Post
    If you're a beginner, you've got YEARS ahead of you before you even get close to these builds (pending you keep a good diet and training program). Do yourself a favor and quit worrying about different types of muscle builds, and use that time to look up diets and training programs.
    ^^^^ this^^^
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    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.
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