Why do muscular guys have muscular faces?

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    Jun 21, 2013 7:52 PM GMT

    From reading topics here about chicken legs on top-heavy guys, I have the impression that only muscles that get worked-out actually bulk up.

    So why does musculature show in the face? It's different than a lean person's face.
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    Jun 21, 2013 8:10 PM GMT
    When lifting heavy, the facial muscles contract as well as the muscles being worked. It's what some call "lifting face."

    So yeah, it's only logical that the face would appear more muscular on a muscular guy.
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    Jun 21, 2013 10:02 PM GMT
    lol rly

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    You could scrunch your face without working out and fool everyone.
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:54 AM GMT
    steroids make ones jaw a little square, too.
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    Jun 22, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    From reading topics here about chicken legs on top-heavy guys, I have the impression that only muscles that get worked-out actually bulk up.

    So why does musculature show in the face? It's different than a lean person's face.
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    It depends. Are you using bodybuilders as a reference? If yes, it's because of the dieting they go through to get ripped. During the off season, their faces look softer because they have more overall body fat.
  • Jessie_Lee

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    Jun 29, 2013 4:32 AM GMT
    Because building muscle in one area of the body has an indirect effect on other areas. Sure the growth rate won't be as comparable as actually exercising the muscle in question, but the effect is still there.

    My guess is that legs are much more difficult to build indirectly, given that the quads is the largest muscle group in the body. There's a reason why bodybuilders tend to emphasize the bigger muscle groups over the smaller ones.
  • Beeftastic

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    Jun 29, 2013 4:55 AM GMT
    This is something I have wondered myself. I think that when you body build, it causes muscle building hormones to be released the system and causes all muscles to grow some.

    When you think about it, weight training exercises are pretty limited in scope as to a persons total musculature, yet the whole body seems to become more muscular to some degree. Neck muscles are an example. Who actively exercises neck muscles? But they seem to really pop on body builders.
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    Jun 29, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    It's not so much a muscular face as the gradual draining of the fat from the face that gives it that appearance. Guys in their late teens and early 20's can get away with having a muscular body and retaining their rounded faces, but as you get older the tradeoff for pushing your body is a kind of haggard face.