CHRIS ON RAILS

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Male body types and thoughts on getting cut up like a beast September 23, 2009

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Vitruvian-Man-Leonardo-da-Vinci

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci

This is a post in progress…I’ll add and change stuff as I find out more.

MALE BODY TYPES

So I’ve been working out lately, quite often…  almost everyday.  I used to work out a lot in college, but I’ve never been as ripped as I am now.

I’ve been reminded how important sleep is and food when you’re lifting and running.  I need about 8-9 hours of sleep to perform well, and I am CONSTANTLY hungry now.  I’m not bulking either, I’m just getting really cut and defined, eating just enough to feel full.  When I’m in dress shirts, I look slim.  When I throw on the tank top, I look like an animal.  Lol, it’s becoming a problem.

I’m not a tall person or a big person, so I can’t exactly go bench 315 or anything like that.  That’s more than twice my body weight.  I just gotta work with what I got without going wild on supplements and becoming a meathead.  As an Asian dude, I’m genetically a skinny person, an ectomorph with a few mesomorph characteristics.  Most Asians fall into the ectomorph category.  This is characterized by a lean, lightly muscled, low body fat, flat chested,  small shouldered body that takes longer than normal to gain additional muscle.  However, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are mostly ectomorphs and look at how ripped Pitt was in “Fight Club” and Norton in “American History X”.  I am built in essentially the same way, and I think I can get shredded easier than most people because of my high metabolism and low body fat.

Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in "Fight Club"

Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in "Fight Club"

The only mesomorph traits I have are that I tan well, have defined cheekbones, and that my torso tapers to a relatively narrow and low waist.  People who are mesomorphs are Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone.  Endomorphs are people who are round, soft, and have trouble losing weight.  Examples are Jack Black and Roseanne.  People usually don’t fit exclusively into one category though, they will have traits from two or all three.

I’m no expert.  Go here to find out more.

http://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/body-types-ectomorph-mesomorph-endomorph.html

http://www.bodybuildingpro.com/bodytypeinformation.html


MALE BODY SHAPES

My body used to be a rectangular shape

Male-Rectangle-Body-Shape

Currently, it’s an inverted triangle or inverted v shape.  This is the ideal shape for most men and women.

Male-Inverted-Triangle-Body-Shape

My shoulder, arm, and chest muscles are well developed.  My waist and hips are really narrow.  My lower body is not very built in comparison.

I’m trying to get it to a trapezoid shape.  This is known as the perfect male body shape.

Male-Trapezoid-Body-Shape

The other body shapes are a triangle and oval shape which are shown below.  This is a typical shape of endomorphs, or fat people for lack of a better description.

Male-Triangle-Body-ShapeMale-Oval-Body-Shape

Got these pictures from this website.  Click to find out more.  http://www.style-makeover-hq.com/male-body-shape.html

WHAT I THINK ABOUT GETTING RIPPED

My mother saw me the other day in a tank top, and she wants me to stop working out.  She thinks jacked bodies are ugly and that people don’t naturally look like that.  Well duhhh, obviously.  What I did was I just shrugged at her and said, “I’m not even a big person.” as I was drinking my nutritional protein shake.  Lmao.  My sister came back from University of Delaware for a weekend, looked at me and said wow Chris, what happened?  What’s with your arms and shoulders?  I have no idea what people are talking about.  Maybe it’s because I’m getting more defined since I haven’t gained any weight at all.  I still weigh about the same as before when I didn’t work out.  Like I mentioned before, I don’t want to get bulky.  I’m trying to get ripped.  To do that, you can’t eat a lot of processed foods or stuff that’s obviously junk.  Eat your vegetables, fruits, and get quality protein in.

I’ll be taking this gym thing slow.  No overdoing anything.  The last thing I want to do is be some toolbag meathead or some guido look-a-like in a tank top all the time.  I’m not trying to be Mr. Olympia, so I don’t want to give off that image.  You’ve seen those guys.  They look manufactured.  Dumb tribal or chinese character tattoos, large chains around their necks, maybe they have glittery earrings, perfectly shaped hair, gallons of hair gel, never smile, 24/7 tank tops or shirtless all the time, and they walk around with lat syndrome or imaginary lat syndrome.  That’s when you pretend you have huge lats and you keep your arms far out to your sides.  It looks ridiculous when you don’t actually have lats.  For some reason, girls…I mean sluts are attracted to these douchebags.  I have no idea why.

I don’t want to hate on all guidos or meatheads.  Not all of you are bitches.  You only become that assbag when you have the tough guy attitude.  Unless you’re some pro MMA fighter or a hardcore boxer, don’t front that image.  It’s so fake it makes me want to vomit.  You’re not Brock Lesner.  Always be humble.

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