Tall Bodybuilders Have a Harder Time Building Muscle

There’s no point in denying the obvious – tall bodybuilders have a harder time building noticeable muscle mass due to their lengthy frames. ”High altitude” men have to gain a lot more weight than the hobbits to fill their frames and look like they lift.

Powerlifting, weightlifting, and bodybuilding are dominated by short athletes. There are not many popular bodybuilders over 6’2”.

Another problem for tall bodybuilders is that they have to eat more – a process that puts the internal organs through hell. When you are 5’5”, you can get away with significantly less than a 6’5” man. The popular tall bodybuilder Greg Kovacs consumed 600+ grams of protein a day!


Another disadvantage of too much height is exercise execution. When you are as tall as Michael Jordan, squatting just doesn’t feel as easy.

Having said that, tall bodybuilders look more impressive in the end. Arnold Schwarzenegger had a mind blowing physique at 6’2”.

Q&A

Does height have an impact on your natural potential?

Technically, tall people weigh more than short people. However, height alone is not as important as your frame. There are many tall people with thin bones. The thickness of your bones has a profound effect on your natural potential.

Individuals with thicker frames carry more muscle mass than people with thin frames by default. ”Vertical” height, on the other hand, is not nearly as important. It’s all about bone thickness and clavicular width. There are short people with thick frames and tall people with thin frames.

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