Ive read that doing heavy squats and Deadlifts will widen your midsection. I have a small frame and dont want to destroy any potential of receiving the "X" shaped physique.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
No they will not.. My waist is still 28 inches after 2 years of bulking and heavy squats/dlifts
Possibly, but it depends on your "style" and also how much core work you do.
I've seen a drastic change in my mid section from squats and deads. My abs are so thick that I never do direct ab work because I do not want to make them any larger. From age 16 I was 31"-32" inch.. Somewhere in between to age 27 I've grown to a 34". I don't even think I can get it back down to the 31" ever again. I'd litteraly have to force myself into catabolism. They work! Now genetics will play a role in how it develops though!
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WHAT has science offered?
it depends on gentics and frequency.. I use to deadlift and not squat and not do alot of ab work or no good mornings.. I still had a "bodybuilder" type body. I started squatting, doing ab work and back raises, good mornings, rack pulls etc. and now i got big thick abs when i sit down my abs stack ontop of each other like obeese peoples fat rolls would..
It depends heavily on gentics. for example jim wendler lifts raw and blogs on elitefts.com he has the big waist and powerlifter look. Christan mello also powerlifts but has a bodybuilder type body because of genetics.
Seems the jury is sitting middle of the road on this one. Ill hunt down the article and post it... Maybe those more knowledgeable than me will have a better opinion then.
its heavy abs and obliques work.. so they will grow and if you don't usually train abs/obliques that much they will grow quickly. Then if you have such genetics they will get big or bulky. i wouldnt worry about it too much though, the lifts are well worht it
It wasn't actually tiny, it just appeared tiny cuz he was so huge..
Bench - 355
Squat - 405
Deadlift - 600
Now this guy, Brian Buchanan....has a tiny waist lol.
I wouldn't be surprised if squats widen the waist. My waist grew pretty fast after starting heavy squats but then again I was doing no core or ab work with it and bulking. I'm a 34 right now.
I think heavy squats + no core work + bulking = definitely wider waist IME. But not a fatter waist--just wider.
Never done deads.
One simple way to test it: Try it for 6 week. If you think, it makes you look wider. don't do it.
It is as simple as that.