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post #35026 of 37403

sounds like a time for the bi-monthly gym argument!

post #35027 of 37403

Like The Noodles, I have somewhat underdeveloped shoulders. They are not sloping, but they're just not that wide.

 

My one and only Formosa suit sits very well on my shoulders and I wouldn't dream of having padding inserted.

 

I've got a second one on the way and will report back on that.

 

Don't do it, Noods. @archibaldleach is right.

post #35028 of 37403
+1 for short sleeve hate. Rolled up long sleeves always better unless beach wear.
post #35029 of 37403

See? This works. 

 

post #35030 of 37403
^would look better with padded shoulders
post #35031 of 37403

What Noodles will look like after this next adventure...

 

 

post #35032 of 37403

the shoulders on the formosa look fine. they don't need extra padding. 

post #35033 of 37403
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Noodles. Why the hell do you want to mess with that POW suit by adding shoulder pads? If you do go full Noodles and mess with those suits before realizing it is a bad idea, at least leave the POW alone. The more casual fabric works nicely with a softer shoulder.
It was just a thought. Everyone is telling me to go with a brand with more structured shoulders because I have narrow shoulders. So I thought the suits that I had needed fixing. When I was going thru the grey Fresco picnic attack, I did ask the tailor at the time (not Field) and he said no to any work on the shoulders.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

If used the time he spends freaking out about clothing to actually get his ass to the gym and lift and do some cardio, his clothing results would be far better.
Damn right, I am doing shoulder workouts at home. The military press seems to be working great. Doing it standing up put too much pressure on my back so I took one leg back a bit. I may just sit.
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Like The Noodles, I have somewhat underdeveloped shoulders. They are not sloping, but they're just not that wide.

My one and only Formosa suit sits very well on my shoulders and I wouldn't dream of having padding inserted.

I've got a second one on the way and will report back on that.

Don't do it, Noods. @archibaldleach
 is right.
If we both have narrow shoulders, how is that you look so much better?

@Caustic Man
1st time you made me laugh!
post #35034 of 37403
I would also say hit the gym a bit more and create your own padding. I can see what you mean about the narrow shoulders when only wearing the shirts...but they still don't look bad when wearing the Formosa
post #35035 of 37403
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Damn right, I am doing shoulder workouts at home. The military press seems to be working great. Doing it standing up put too much pressure on my back so I took one leg back a bit. I may just sit.

 

 

You are doing it a.) with inappropriate posture (leaning too far back) or b.) too much weight. But probably both. Also, these will mostly enhance your anterior deltoids. You probably want to add lateral raises.

post #35036 of 37403
Assuming you are in late 30s or early 40s, gym will not give you broad shoulders. No way. It's about bones, not muscles. But, tightening muscles will give you structure, posture, and everything will look better on you.

BTW, I can't see anything wrong with that PoW suit on you. You are maybe not the male underwear model, but you are not Quasimodo.
post #35037 of 37403
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You are doing it a.) with inappropriate posture (leaning too far back) or b.) too much weight. But probably both. Also, these will mostly enhance your anterior deltoids. You probably want to add lateral raises.
I try to keep good posture but you're probably right on both counts. I use a mirror to watch my posture. The lateral raises seemed the hardest but I was trying to start with 25lbs. Have knocked it down to 15lbs.
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

Assuming you are in late 30s or early 40s, gym will not give you broad shoulders. No way. It's about bones, not muscles. But, tightening muscles will give you structure, posture, and everything will look better on you.

BTW, I can't see anything wrong with that PoW suit on you. You are maybe not the male underwear model, but you are not Quasimodo.
You are right that I cannot broaden my shoulders at mid 30s. I have realized this but just want to add bulk to my shoulders.
post #35038 of 37403
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Damn right, I am doing shoulder workouts at home. The military press seems to be working great. Doing it standing up put too much pressure on my back so I took one leg back a bit. I may just sit.
 

 

Sitting adds even more back strain tbh. You probably aren't doing it right because I doubt you've got heavy DB's at home. One leg back a bit is fine for doing overhead presses. Push presses are great as well. 

 

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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

 

 

You are doing it a.) with inappropriate posture (leaning too far back) or b.) too much weight. But probably both. Also, these will mostly enhance your anterior deltoids. You probably want to add lateral raises.

 

Yup on leaning further back and also yes to lateral raises.

Do them with strict form and light weight. 10lbs should be more than enough for strict lateral raises if you're doing in the vicinity of 10-15 reps. You can also supinate a little bit if it bothers your shoulder.

post #35039 of 37403
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post


I try to keep good posture but you're probably right on both counts. I use a mirror to watch my posture. The lateral raises seemed the hardest but I was trying to start with 25lbs. Have knocked it down to 15lbs.

 

Dude, 25 lbs for strict lateral raises is actually a ton. Do them dead stop without silly exaggerated movements.

 

 

post #35040 of 37403
Lol.
Been doing some of these.
https://youtu.be/uXzwzBg-6xk
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