|Your Organs Might be Jacked, but Your Tendons be Weak|
Some people call it GH belly, steroids belly, insulin belly... No matter the name distended abs / large stomach are really ugly!! But those horrible guts aren't made of GH as we believe. I found that very instructive piece of information on a forum.
It is called "The Mythical GH Belly"
I always hear people talk about how HGH somehow makes organs larger and how it causes extended bellies. Extended bellies have nothing to do with taking GH, and has everything to do with poor diets, becoming too large in the off season and an organ called the omentum.
If you pick up a medical A&P text that is detailed and updated, you will find an organ known as the greater and lesser omentum, (I won't go through all the technical mumbo) that is located under the abdominal wall, and attaches to the stomach, colon and the liver. This organ is primarily composed of fat tissue with a cover of what is called peritoneum.
This organ serves as a sort of filter and deposit for excess fat that is consumed (saturated fat). As such this organ is able to grow larger in relation to fat consumption independently of subcutaneous fat deposit. As this organ grows larger it creates a round belly and pushes against the abdominal muscle creating a hard or extended belly (EB).
Does anyone have that uncle who eats fried foods and drinks beer all day with the 10in biceps 15 inch legs and a belly you could ski down? This is an example of an enlarged omentum, and my bet is uncle jimmy lou isn't in the bathroom at the BBQ's downing HGH.
If you look on any BB stage you will no doubt see many guys who when relaxed still have a six pack, but an extended round belly. Typically most BB's will only diet down for a period of 12 weeks, allowing enough time to adequately shed subcutaneous BF, but not sufficient time to shrink back down the omentum (which can be done by the way).
For example after the new IFBB regulations of EB, Ronnie Coleman came in that year with a flatter stomach. On top of better abdominal control, he stayed in a contest diet mode all year round and ate less over all food (including saturated fat).
Thankx to Mark26 from the bodybuilding.fitness forum http://bodybuilding.fitness.com/threads/1433-The-Mythical-GH-Belly
While an other source says:
An excessive level of HGH in the body can cause the organs including the heart, liver and kidneys to grow to an excessively large size. This can lead to organ failure or dangerous conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and atherosclerosis. Extremely high levels of the human growth hormone in the system can also cause the bones to grow at an unhealthily fast rate, increasing the chance of injury during physical activity or natural periods of growth.
|Iron Sheik is the first case of HGH gut that I know|
|A bodybuilder on stage with his fuckin' ugly GH Belly.|
|GH gut ready to explode|
My two cents, one or any combination of the following 3 elements are responsible.
Growth Hormones + Insulin + 10 000 calories a day diets
We all know for Ronnie, but we didn't know that Jay Cutler also had a fat boy gut.
WTF? The guy is cut... with a belly!!
In fact, he is a pregnant bodybuilder!