British IFBB Elite Pro Abies Nosa is known for his perfect proportions. Try his tips on how to train for shape and balance.
BODYBUILDING is about size, shape and conditioning. But before men’s physique and the classic classes came along, some people forgot about the importance of presenting a balanced, symmetrical shape. Frank Zane and Bob Paris-style physiques got blown away by bigger, less aesthetic men, as size ruled. But in recent years, especially with the emergence of the new IFBB Elite Pro division, the focus has shifted back to rewarding more complete packages.
Here are his 6 RULES to bear in mind when training for symmetry
- Don’t blame genetics
- Have a vision
- Analyse your physique
- Prioritise weak points
- Don’t neglect any muscle group
- Do isolation movements
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