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    Default The Abercrombie Workout: Deadlifts, Sqauts, and Bench Press? Who needs them

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    Actually its true the part about squats and then can't wear fashion jeans.

    I have a good size of legs and good butt than many girls, but damn can't wear a stylish jean, the jean just dont come up due to quads/glutes size.

    I guess whatever suits your boat (thats he phrase?) they have to work with fashion so have to put those outfits.

    of course many of us have diferent standars of muscle and size than them
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    First I raged hard...then...I just...gave up...

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    The midsection myth annoys the hell out of me, all squats and deadlifts ever did to mine was thicken the abs, never "widened" my midsection, its really all genetics in the end, or if you use too much gear I guess that can happen too.

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    Is this a ****ing joke?! The physique he showed you do not want to be like would be very ideal! The bodybuilder look,what the hell is that?
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    Meh. It's not about strength or size, it's about a look. If you want to be an Abercrombie and Finch model I don't think you would be worrying about your deadlift max or your quad size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabro View Post
    I guess whatever suits your boat (thats he phrase?)
    the phrase is "whatever floats your boat". good try though
    grab fate by the throat

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    What the hell did I just read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach90 View Post
    the phrase is "whatever floats your boat". good try though
    hahahaha ok

    there is this guy on fb tha have to gain fat and lose muscle to join a model competition, he himself said that wasnt his brightest moment and was his worst condition that he ever had

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    I always thought Rusty Joiner was in fantastic shape and pretty balanced. Not sure if he is "abs" of A&F any more though.... probably not i suspose.
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    That article is too funny. A victim of compound exercises?

    The only men I know who want little legs are drag queens (not that there is anything wrong with that- I just look horrible in a dress).

    Also, from the article, this physique is WINNING!

    The great thing about having a nice arse and big quads is that once you find jeans and they fit (the fit will be snug in places), they don't have to be designer jeans to look great. Your body makes them look great.
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    Waah!!!! I wanna look malnourished. Waah!!!
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    one of the worst articles I have ever read

    not even kidding..
    220lbs, 13-14%bf,


    Hypertrophy is something that can be achieved with pretty much any intensity of load, as long as the work is progressive.

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    It's all true guys, so if your goal is ultimately "sex appeal" just do what they do and it will work right? lol
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    Natural lifters rarely have big butts or midsections. Check the natural profiles and see for yourself. But the leg size, yeah, that can be an issue.

    By the way, M&S interviews a lot of top fitness models and they usually don't train any differently that bodybuilders. But don't take my word for it, go read their interviews yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Natural lifters rarely have big butts or midsections. Check the natural profiles and see for yourself. But the leg size, yeah, that can be an issue.

    By the way, M&S interviews a lot of top fitness models and they usually don't train any differently that bodybuilders. But don't take my word for it, go read their interviews yourself.
    I agree, fitness models and bodybuilders train the same.

    but article is not about fitness model guys, there is a huge diferent between those guys (fashion models) and fitness models that are just like bodybuilders.
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    Thick muscles are genetic on my mother's side. My glutes/upper thighs have always been thick given that I could do squats and deadlifts, knee issues have held me back a few times through my "gym career". The downside is I don't get that wide, father's side.
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    Or this Abercrombie workout which works legs twice a week:

    http://www.abercrombieworkout.com/fi...phase-one.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by majavojnovic View Post
    What the hell did I just read.
    Quote Originally Posted by MC View Post
    That article is too funny. A victim of compound exercises?

    The only men I know who want little legs are drag queens (not that there is anything wrong with that- I just look horrible in a dress).

    Also, from the article, this physique is WINNING!

    The great thing about having a nice arse and big quads is that once you find jeans and they fit (the fit will be snug in places), they don't have to be designer jeans to look great. Your body makes them look great.
    Quote Originally Posted by fatboyjay View Post
    Waah!!!! I wanna look malnourished. Waah!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by YoRR View Post
    one of the worst articles I have ever read

    not even kidding..
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    Seems legit. I've seen people that lack the V taper because of overdeveloped midsection. Don't know if it was from squats or deads though, plus I didn't read the article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EliteDreams View Post
    Yall all get supah awesome reps for your wisdom


    MC,is that you in their picture?
    haha! I wish! I don't have that much hair on my head and I'm not that big. Oh, and I'm also brown. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Randoja View Post
    Seems legit. I've seen people that lack the V taper because of overdeveloped midsection. Don't know if it was from squats or deads though, plus I didn't read the article.
    I think the whole mid-section issue might also be genetic. Just like there are men who have pear-shaped hips, even though they are fit. In my experiences, the better I worked my back and legs, the smaller my waist looked, not matter how much weight I carry. Aiming for the "V" is great, aiming for a head-to-toe "X" is even better, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randoja View Post
    Seems legit. I've seen people that lack the V taper because of overdeveloped midsection. Don't know if it was from squats or deads though, plus I didn't read the article.
    Some people can deadlift +600 and has a small waist,those individuals has great genetics. Most guy tend to develop a wide and thick mid section with deadlifts and when theirs upperback trainning is missing or flawed they end up with no V at all and a with a box kinda look.

    Quote Originally Posted by MC View Post
    I think the whole mid-section issue might also be genetic. Just like there are men who have pear-shaped hips, even though they are fit. In my experiences, the better I worked my back and legs, the smaller my waist looked, not matter how much weight I carry. Aiming for the "V" is great, aiming for a head-to-toe "X" is even better, IMO.

    You will know you are on your way (to a strong "V") when in a standing, relaxed position with your arms down, you can see your lats from the front with NO flexing or tensing.
    I agreed!

    Wide shoulders/upper back - small waist - big quads = you are doing it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MC View Post
    haha! I wish! I don't have that much hair on my head and I'm not that big. Oh, and I'm also brown. :-)



    I think the whole mid-section issue might also be genetic. Just like there are men who have pear-shaped hips, even though they are fit. In my experiences, the better I worked my back and legs, the smaller my waist looked, not matter how much weight I carry. Aiming for the "V" is great, aiming for a head-to-toe "X" is even better, IMO.

    You will know you are on your way (to a strong "V") when in a standing, relaxed position with your arms down, you can see your lats from the front with NO flexing or tensing.
    Agree, plus I think the guy they used as an example of a "big waist" also isn't lean by any means. He definitely doesn't represent the "dangers of deadlifts." Like you would wake up one day with a 40 inch waist of muscle and be like "what have I done?" Doesn't work that way, if it did, everyone who wanted to be huge would be. All those Abercrombie dudes are always pretty low bf and usually max out at like 175 from what I've seen.
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    My 40' waist is from lifting....... lifting beers to my mouth.
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    Yeah people really think they're gonna wake up one day with a thick wide waist and be like "Oh crap, that 405 pull yesterday really did me in!"

 

 

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