Originally Posted by tdel
Compared to a lot of American/European lifters, most Chinese lifters all tend to look pretty ripped with low body fat % on a consistent basis. Is there anything special they do in their training and/or diet to keep themselves in this condition? Or is it as simple as good genetics and athleticism amongst their dedicated lifters?
You know it's funny cuz even the big fat boy there had visible abdominals, strangest thing I've ever seen! I honestly didn't see anything in particular that showed why they have such low body fat. One thing that was different was that while I was there, I only ate 3 times a day instead of 5-6 times. But they eat a lot of rice and veggies too when they ate. I'm leaning towards genetics, and who knows, maybe something behind the curtain. I did have a strange encounter while there with an American who has lived there since 92 that said he worked with the athletes. I asked what he did with them and he always walked around the question and never said what he did. Was just weird. Idk. They also do a lot of extra work after their training. It looked like their version of play time. They did bench press, dips, wrist curls, leg extensions, various rows. That can add to that ripped body building look I think.