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Old 05-09-2003, 09:34 AM
Qazzz Qazzz is offline
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Male with wide hips?

Hey,

So I think I have wider-than-average hips for a male. My pant size has always been around 35 to 36, regardless of weight. My bones are simply that large; if I lost weight, it wouldn't matter.

What I'm wondering is, are there any ways to slim down? Reconstructive hip surgery? Vertical stripes? Get broader shoulders?
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Old 05-09-2003, 09:40 AM
Jackknifed Juggernaut Jackknifed Juggernaut is offline
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Do dead lifts. They will thicken your midsection to make you more proportioned. I'd stay away from any unnecessary surgery.
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Old 05-09-2003, 10:00 AM
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Work on widening your upper body and midsection so they don't stand out. Deadlifts, squats, pulldowns, rows, and overhead presses are all great. Throw in a bench for completeness, and you're good to go.
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Old 05-09-2003, 10:02 AM
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Are you short? If so, I would say weight gain would be the only solution. That and a beeper thingy for when you walk backwards.
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Old 05-09-2003, 10:16 AM
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It isn't bad unless you are pear shaped. I have a good friend and hiw butt is way wider than his shoulders. We mock him and call hikm pear-shaped man.
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Old 05-09-2003, 11:07 AM
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lol

You guys are funny.

I will look into the deadlifts thing. Sounds like a good idea.

I guess it's not so bad, but I'm just envious of guys with slim waists and broad shoulders. And it's frustrating that I could lose all the weight in the world and still wear size 35 pants.
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Old 05-09-2003, 11:11 AM
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Look into the other motions I presented. They'll help to make your upper body bigger, which will make your waist stand out less.
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Old 05-09-2003, 11:22 AM
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Look into the other motions I presented. They'll help to make your upper body bigger, which will make your waist stand out less.
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Old 05-09-2003, 11:27 AM
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Unless you are really short or have a really small upper body with narrow shoulders, a 35-36 inch waist doesn't sound freakishly wide to me. When I think of men with wide hips, I imagine waddling instead of walking, the "pear shape," etc, and I think that takes more than that size waist on most people! But if it really bothers you, work out as others have suggested, hopefully that'll help.
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