Building a great V-taper is one of the foundations to a great physique.
For me, there are 3 key areas to focus on to build this shape:
The V-taper begins with the lats. Focus your endeavours on two main exercise areas; vertical pulls such as pull ups and horizontal pulls such as rows and also deadlifts. Go heavy and lift with a good tempo. As you get stronger in a calorie surplus, your back will start to get thick.
Wide shoulders are also key to building a V-taper. Having great genetics and wide shoulders will help but that’s one of the things I’m wasn’t blessed with and therefore I focus my training on hitting all three heads of the deltoids to bring them up.
Heavy presses (military, Arnold and shoulder press) alongside side lateral raises and rear delt flies hit two times per week will give you the best results.
A small waist is going to be the final part of building a sick V-taper. Reduce your body fat percentage to a low enough level for the stubborn fat to come off of your waist. Then focus on training abs a couple of times per week to keep a tight core and midsection solid.