I'm athletic built, and I would like to get an hourglass physique. I'm not exactly a 'ruler' but I'd like to enhance my shape naturally.
does anyone know any tips and tricks? (i.e. way of dressing, exercises I can do)
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Your natural body shape is a result of your bone structure not your fat or muscle levels. Yes if you add too much muscle or fat you'll eventually start to look like a block or a round ball but it takes a lot to get to that point. There are things you can do to create the illusion of an hourglass figure fitness wise and fashion wise however. For fitness you need to work on adding size to your thighs and glutes which can be done by training with heavy heavy heavy weight when doing exercises that target your lower body. By heavy I mean so heavy that you need to pause to take a short break after doing only 5 reps. For your upper body you can do the same thing for exercises that target your chest, back, and lats. For your abs you don't do anything at all. Your core gets enough of a workout by just being a part of your overall fitness routine when you work out with free weights. You don't need to target it with stuff like crunches when you're getting in a nice total body workout with free weights.0