There's more to looking good than having a massive chest or bulging biceps. Filling out your shirts require a well-developed chest, back, shoulders and traps. A well developed body is one of the most impressive sights to behold - They send a message of strength and DEMAND respect.
In my opinion, one of the most important bodyparts in having an impressive upper body also happens to be one of the most neglected - The traps. Most bodybuilders include traps exercises either in their shoulder or back workouts. ‘Filling up’ your upper body properly is a compounded effect which requires all parts of your body to be well developed in order to look great.
It is so important to have a workout plan that covers all key bodyparts in order for you to see good, visible and impressive results. Having an impressive chest is nothing to be proud of if you have flat, 2-dimensional shoulders. In the same way, bulging biceps without well developed triceps and forearms is also an eyesore.
The next time you're at the gym, take a closer look at the people around you. Mr Mean face by the corner may have huge arms, but his flat back is embarrassing. People are so obsessed with the ‘show-off’ parts of their body (for example biceps, chest) that they neglect their other bodyparts, affecting overall development and symmetry in the process. There's this chinese guy (wears glasses) who works out at FF at Damansara Heights - huge arms, but he has stick-sized ankles and stinks of minyak kapak all day. Watch him workout if you have the chance to. . . see how he only seems to work out his arms. . thinking that he's got the most gorgeous physique in the gym! *puke*.
If you've been hitting the gym and only look forward to Chest and Arms day. . then it's about time you wake up and revamp your routine. Don't bother wondering why other lifters looks so much better in their clothes compared to you because the answer is obvious.
So, the next time you wonder why the guy next to you looks way more ‘filled’ then you. . . chances are he's been doing those exercises which you never thought was important to for the overall appearance. But you know what? It DID make alot of difference - and the dude next to you also has a 2 year headstart.
Good luck trying to catch up.
Josh Stone, also known as DM, is the author behind the site http://www.dailymuscle.com which offers the author's personal views on real-life fitness, bodybuilding, sports nutrition, cardio, fat loss, training information, and on all things that surrounds fitness.