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An Observation


I notice a similarity in the appearance of Means' overall musularity and Mentzer's. They both have a more rugged look to them than other bodybuilders. Could this have something to do with using HIT? Does training to failure (and beyond) cause a slightly different look to one's appearance? It's a good look -- not like an inflated balloon look of a pumper's muscles. What do guys think? Am I the only one that has noticed this? I have seen this with others as well (can't recall who at th moment) Maybe Dave Mastorakis (spelling).
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Yes, I belive your observations and opinion is correct. It has something to do with building up the tendons too, which you don't see on those who use high sets and moderate intensity. I too have noticed similar improvements over the years as my weights have climbed, as never being a volume trainer I have always strived to use the heaviest weights with the hightest intensities most of my training life. I'd rather look strong and rugged than just a combination of bodyparts, as Dr. Ken eliquently put it.
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A lot of it has to do with genetics.
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Florida, USA

Genetics do have a lot to do with it. Casey Viator has that hard look as did zane(just a lot smaller). I think the use of growth drugs/steroids has a lot to do with the bloated look you see in todays body builder
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Florida, USA

I believe it has a bit to do with one's skin color and texture and also with how 'cut' the person's muscles are. Seems those things can contribute to the 'rugged' look.

It is a bit difficult to arrive at what gives that 'look' without a rigorous definition in the first place; just what constitutes a 'rugged' look?

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