yeah supposedly the big blocky midsections are the result of GH making people's intestinal tissue grow. Maybe it is, I dunno. Could just be that the amount of food necessary to get to 300lbs causes distention. Apparently insulin use has made competitors look a bit puffier, as it causes fat to marble through the muscles (kinda like a sirloin steak), but I dunno if that's true.KPj wrote:Nice post, quite informative.
I've often wondered about the increasing trend of blocky mid sections in bodybuilding during the last 10-20 years.
A BB in my gym has what looks like a pot belly. It's actually "round", not just a "thick" midsection that you see on a lot of the leaner heavyweight PL's and strongmen. Anyway, this guy with a t-shirt on looks like he has a pot belly - clients of mine have actually said things like, "he has a bit of a gut on him". However, his abs are so lean they have veins. Guy is ripped!
Haha, a big, ripped, veiny pot belly would be quite a sight. People don't realise that the stomach muscles relax just like any other muscle. No one walks around with a flat stomach unless they are constantly tensing.