Weight training, veins, bodyfat, and more
November 29, 2005 8:34 AM Subscribe
Why do some people have veins that pop out of their biceps and shoulders, while others who work out don't?
posted by dead_ to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (17 answers total)
A little background: I've been working out for years, and for the first few I was mainly a runner. I had 4 - 6% bodyfat and ran half-marathons and 10ks. I weight trained daily, combined with my running regimen.
For the past year, however, I've cut the running down a lot and have been on a strict weight traning program that has bulked me up from 175 to 200lbs.
What I don't understand, is why I can't seem to get that cut look (neither as a runner, nor as a lifter) where the veins stand out. Is it a purely biological thing? Is it related to bodyfat? Please enlighten me.