I get asked a lot about aesthetics as a personal trainer. Usually, these kinds of questions are about how to improve physique, get bigger, smaller, or ready for the beach.
There have been fewer questions about getting ready for the beach lately, for obvious reasons.
Essentially, questions about body aesthetics tend to relate to what the person asking the question can see when he or she looks in the mirror. So, these questions can become focused on what is obviously in front of the person asking the question and what can be easily seen.
What cannot be seen can also just as easily be neglected.
For men, particularly, this can result in very close attention being made to the chest, shoulders, biceps, waist and legs. The butt, back and triceps then usually get the attention they deserve, but it's mainly the front of the body and what can easily seen from a side perspective which can be the main show for a lot of guys.
My advice, which I repeat here, is to always take a helicopter view where body aesthetics are concerned and to aim for balance in what other people see from a third-party perspective. This not only reduces the risk of a developed body appearing to have the wrong proportions (large here, clearly undeveloped there), but it also balances out the strength and stability of the physical frame for the person building the body beautiful (or the body pretty good).
So, get to know the mirror from all angles or, better still, find someone who can give critical feedback on your physical development as you work out and who can easily see what you cannot. That way, as you exercise, follow a sustaining diet and build the body you want, you will do so in a balanced and effective way that delivers the results you need to see.