So I thought maybe this could be a fun thread discussing what you feel is a good indicator of muscle building potential for people you see, or have known. I am sure everyone knows people that respond really well to lifting weights, and obviously physiological factors (specifically hormones and such) probably make the biggest impact.
But I think it would be interesting to see what, if any, are some of the common physical traits that people can see in individuals who seem to respond very well or easily to lifting weights.
I have a few that I have noticed:
A few of the bigger guys I know have just mammoth joints, specifically wrist, and ankles. One is personally the biggest guy I know, about 6’2 300 pounds and built just like a strong man. I literally cant get my hands half ways around his wrists.
Another is gingers, I know a few pretty well and they all seem to be pretty decent sized without trying real hard in the weight room.
Last one that I haven’t necessarily witnessed, but would make sense in my mind, is people that are fast. Speed is pretty heavily genetically based, and it seems that those people probably have a higher amount of fast twitch muscle fibers compared to average. So, with that they may have more muscle building potential.
Obviously this isn’t meant to be taken to seriously, but I think it would be interesting to see if there are any common characteristics that emerge.