My goal for training has always been to build all the muscles of the body while maintaining a 29 inch waist. There are certain exercises that I have developed that has allowed me to achieve this goal. One thing I do is avoid heavy power lifting style exercises. I went through a power lifting phase when I worked at the United States Olympic Committee in the 90’s and hated the way I looked. My abdominals were big and thick, my butt was getting huge, and I looked fat. Even though I was strong as an ox, I realized that after squatting 500 pounds that there was no reason to do so. I wanted to look a certain way and I was losing the symmetrical look I desired. Once I got back into training for symmetry I was able to get back down to a 29 inch waist and well defined again.
Daryl Conant, M.Ed.