Is increased vascularity a matter of less fat, so you can see your veins more clearly (kinda like removing cateracts)…or is it something else?
With a more effecient GPP, I would imagine that the veins and arteries would widen to allow for more efficient blood flow…by I’m guessing here.
I have noticed a considerable increase in vascularity on my forearms and shoulders (even the ones on my biceps). I’ve lost a little fat, but nothing to right home about. My guess is my BF% is somewhere around 14-16%. I need to get pinched next week…but my body weight is down slightly at 210lb at 5ft9in.
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It isn’t just about being lean. It is also about the how big the underlying muscle tissue is. The larger the needed blood supply (to a larger muscle group) the larger the veins can become. I have noticed larger veins at my delt tie-in recently, because that is where I have gained the most size…between that and upper chest development. While being leaner will help you see the veins you have, getting bigger will make even those veins stand out more. The rest is a factor of water retention. Some simply hold more water than others and have a hard time seeing any veins at all.