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What to do with an hourglass body shape

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Kill_switch, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Kill_switch

    Kill_switch Senior member

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    ok so this is really pissing me off, my body is like an hourglass.

    when i put on a slouchy cardigan with an elastic hem it pulls (albeit not with elasticity) to the inside of my mid chest and then goes out again when it reaches my waist/thighs.

    like these are my measurements taken last week on bare body.

    waist: 30'
    hips at widest point: 36'

    idk what to do.
     
  2. wmmk

    wmmk Senior member

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    Lots of core workouts. Especially side planks, side crunches, sidewinders...you get the drift. Build up your shoulders, back, chest, and calves to balance out the big hips and thighs. Lose bodyfat, and some will inevitably come off your hips and thighs.

    Best of luck.
     
  3. Asch

    Asch Senior member

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    If you have wide hips, the best thing you can do for your proportions, as wmmk suggests, is to build up your shoulders, back, and chest. You should also avoid shirts that taper excessively toward the waist, especially if they're tucked in. Think of how a woman might dress to show off her curvy hips, and do the exact opposite [​IMG]
     
  4. jiratic

    jiratic Senior member

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    i don't think you can have much body fat with a 30 inch waist
     
  5. Hangdog

    Hangdog Well-Known Member

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    A thirty inch waist and thirty-six around the hips doesn't sound like an hourglass to me.
     
  6. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    otc Senior member

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    bone her
     
  8. TyCooN

    TyCooN Senior member

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    bone her
    I got beaten to the punch.[​IMG]
     
  9. Jekyll

    Jekyll Senior member

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    Get an operation.
     
  10. underwearer

    underwearer Senior member

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    call yourself lucky. A lot of girls have to trick the eye to make it seem like they have hips.
     
  11. Kill_switch

    Kill_switch Senior member

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    helps me out a lot huh.
     
  12. TyCooN

    TyCooN Senior member

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    helps me out a lot huh.
    has a guy ever grabbed your AZZ mistaking you for a girl?[​IMG]
     
  13. Monaco

    Monaco Senior member

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    Post pics or nobody knows what you're really talking about and in the end, cannot help you achieve your desirable look.
     
  14. BillyMaysHere!

    BillyMaysHere! Senior member

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    Post pics or nobody knows what you're really talking about and in the end, cannot help you achieve your desirable look.

    +1, without pics, all we can do is stab in the dark and tell you that you'd look great after a boob job.
     
  15. Aproniano

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    i don't think you can have much body fat with a 30 inch waist, but you can operate your self or make a diet
     
  16. holybich

    holybich Senior member

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    um, i assume when you say you have an hourglass figure that means your chest is proportionally bigger (42+).. because the upper part of the hourglass gets wider too... if so, consider yourself lucky to possess a 40-30-36 figure. wear lower-rise pants, get shirts/blazers taken in. right now i am at like 38-29-37 (hips at widest point, right?)... i have to get everything slimmed down and pants never fit me right.
     
  17. holybich

    holybich Senior member

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    what I'm basically saying is that you should work on accentuating the hourglass figure by losing body fat and doing sprints/pullups/chest workouts to increase upper body/lower body muscle and decreasing waist size. I'm 6'3" so with those measurements people think I'm really skinny so I probably have to aim for chest 42" waist 28-30" and hips... well big hips are great even on guys. This is coming from a straight guy.
     
  18. Hangdog

    Hangdog Well-Known Member

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    Your hips are supposed to be bigger around than your waist, dumbass. Unless you have a laughably small chest like 34" or something.
     
  19. Asch

    Asch Senior member

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    Your hips are supposed to be bigger around than your waist, dumbass. Unless you have a laughably small chest like 34" or something.
    His hips measurement is normal, but it's possible his pelvis is very wide and his ass is non-existent. In that case, yes, his proportions will look awful and feminine, and the only way to balance things out is a larger upper body.
     

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