Sunday, July 24, 2022

Three Tips to Achieve the V-Tapered Look :

Three Tips to Achieve the V-Tapered Look

To complement your "six-pack" abs you should strive for the "V-Tapered Look". This is accomplished by increasing your shoulder girth and trimming the waist girth. To achieve the "V-Tapered Look" and the 1.6 ratio, you should do the following:

1. Specialized Shoulder Training - Concentrate on increasing your shoulder girth by emphasizing shoulder training more in your workouts. Your shoulder routine should employ mostly compound exercises such as Barbell Shoulder Press, Dumbbell Shoulder Press, Upright Rows, Shrugs, Parallel Dips, and Incline Bench Press. In addition to selecting 2-3 of these compound exercises in each shoulder routine, you can finish your routine with one of two isolation exercises - lateral raises or front raises. All shoulder work should be performed with 2-4 sets per exercise in the 8-12 repetition range.

2. Trim Abdominal Fat - By employing moderately-intense high volume weight training, interval training, and a moderately-reduced calorie food plan, you can trim fat from your body and your waist. You cannot "spot reduce" belly fat. Therefore, a comprehensive fat-loss strategy must be employed. This fat-loss strategy must have the objective of losing bodyfat while maintaining or gaining muscle.

3. Minimize Specific External Oblique Training - Many bodybuilders perform weighted side-bends to train their External Obliques. If they use weights that are too heavy, then they risk enlarging the External Obliques. This would give them a thicker and wider waist. This would detract from the "V-Tapered" illusion that you're trying to attain. No specialized training for the External Obliques is necessary. Traditional abdominal exercises such as Crunches on the Stability Ball, Bicycle Maneuver, Knee Raises and Plank will sufficiently stimulate the External Obliques without the risk of excessively enlarging this muscle.

If you want that "V-Tapered" look with your ripped, six-pack abs, then employ the three tips above.

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