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If not, then why list all those bodybuilders that you are trying to be/look like?
Deadlifts will NOT give you a bigger waist. A consistently poor diet will give you a bigger waist. And, you should have the genetics (like Arnold, Sergio, etc.) to allow for that "V" shape. If you have a body like William Perry or Warren Sapp you'll NEVER have that V shape.
Don't I know it.
A poor diet and ****ty genetics will give you a bigger waist. Or just ****ty genetics.
I think I am lucky because I have the genes that allow for a V shape. But, it is still hard work and deadlifts are a MUST if you want to get that look. Sure, you'll need to lift hard and heavy for other body parts, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY YOU'LL NEED CARDIO AND CLEAN DIET. It can definitely be done, but you must not avoid deadlifts to do so.
Just take a look at Jelena Abbou in this video. Deadlifts are a staple of her workout routine. Does she have a huge waist? She's also an avid weightlifter. Does she look "bulky" or "manly"? The answer is a resounding NO!!!
lol, that's cuz typically, you need to be pretty ****in big to DL 660 lbs. It's like saying you only see huge people bench 400. Unless your a PLer, you're probably not putting up those types of #s
Exactly, and to get to that size where you can DL that much you'd have to eat some crazy amounts of food everyday just to maintain the type of bodyweight that would be needed to lift that much which in turn causes the dystended stomachs.
Neither squats nor deadlifts have the potential to cause hypertrophy to your waist, but both can cause your butt and upper quads to hypertrophy, which would still make it tough for you to fit into tight jeans.
Is it true that deadlifts can make your waist line bulky and bigger? I'm sure it'll be muscle but I don't want to gain a bigger waist size since I'm trying to get that V-tape look going on. I never really done too much deadlifting but the times I have done it, its such a good exercise for your hamstrings, lower back and for me, its been awesome for my forearms.
I also do and LOVE squats, its one of my favorite exercises. Works my entire legs and lower back and I don't think I can ever stop doing squats.
However, I just keep hearing how they increase your waistline and I'll admit right now I'm going more for a better look than trying to be bigger and or stronger. I work my shoulders and back like crazy because I know if you get those parts bigger it'll make your waist look smaller. Of course I also work the hell out of my abs and finally can say that I'm quite happy and proud of them.
I just don't want to have a big waist and look like a modern day bodybuilder with a protuding stomach. I DETEST that look. I'm going more for a Larry Scott, Arnold Schwarznegger, Sergio Oliva, Serge Nubret and bodybuilders look of those times. Not trying to get huge but I just want that V-shape.
So is it true that those exercises increase waistlines?
This is complete BS.
Deadlififting and squatting will make improve your abs and lower back a lot. It's not gonna make it big or bulky though. A big waistline comes from being too FAT. It doesn't matter what kind of muscle you got going on down there.
I just want to say that I love to lift heavy weights and I deadlift 135 pounds which is a lot to the other girls in my gym. I do NOT have a large waist (its 26 inches) and look bulky at all. I also do only one or two days of cardio a week unlike other girls who are on the treadmill for hours so they can have a flat stomach. It all goes back to diet!
You like squats and deads, throw power cleans into the mix. You'll love those too.
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