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Old 01-05-2002, 11:10 PM   #1
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My chest area..

im 17 year old guy and i was kinda worried wondering about this. Im skinny as hell im 6'1 140 pounds.. and where as most guys torso goes STRAIGHT down my ribcage area is thin so it makes it look like i have wide hips when i really dont. My waist is 29 or 30 (right below the navel) and the hip area is maybe 32. The real problem is that my chest and rib cage area are really thin not broad at all. I hit puberty late (at almost 15) and since then i've grown at least 9 inches. What i wanna know is if this is normal and will correct itself on its own or if i should go to the doctor.

 
Old 01-06-2002, 12:29 AM   #2
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Re: My chest area..

It's normal in skinny guys. As long as you aren't hurting anywhere and everything works, you're fine. I used to be similar to you back in my skinny days.

 
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Old 01-06-2002, 06:39 PM   #3
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Re: My chest area..

Yeah once you are through growing you will fill out. When I started college at 18 I was 5'10", and weighed 130 lbs. Guys used to tease me all through high school and call me toothpick man because I was so skinny. By the time I was 24, I weighed 165 lbs which is about normal for a guy my height.

You might try weightlifting. I started lifting while in college because my roommate needed a lifting partner, and I went from looking like a wimp to looking like the jocks who used to pick on me.

 
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