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#1

Hey guys,

To get straight to the point i've always had a big ass. I don't mean like DAAYUUUMMM, but its enough to annoy me and make my upper-half look bigger than it is. I used to be much heavier (5ft 10 in 175-180lbs) and i started running a lot and got down to 142lbs, and I was a skinny dude but my ass was still proportionally larger than the rest of me. Now since I started lifting a year or so ago i've started doing a lot of upper-body but avoiding most leg work that works the ass (with the exception of squats)

I've been told that doing squats/other ass exercises will only make it look bigger b/c of hypertrophy, and to increase the quads/tear drops to try to balance it out. I also know that you can't spot reduce fat. So am I doomed? Is there any way of reducing my ass size? Supersets?

I realize this post sounds girly, but its my one really big problem area and it hurts symmetry.

anyway any help at all would be great

thanks


#2

At 5'10" and less than 170 lbs, you are much too small to worry about "symmetry".


#3

why? looking good at any size is a priority, having the rest of your body in shape and a large ass is annoying to say the least.


#4

train like weight class athletes train. heavy load and low volume.
You may just have a genetic deuce dealt to you.


#5

You gotta laugh at this shit!


#6

Is it mostly fat or muscle? If fat goes straight to your ass, you might want to do some blood work lol.


#7

I'd just try to gain some mass on the rest of your body to even things out.


#8

you might try front squats instead of back squats, less activation of the glutes, and typically more of the quads.


#9

You are 5'10" and under 170 lbs. It is incredibly unlikely that you have any appreciable amount of muscle mass. Gain some weight and you will look more symmetrical.