hee hee everytime i see that word "Samoan" i think simultaneously of Hunter S Thompson's att'y and Girl Scout Cookies.
btw, owly, wouldn't you say that your post only shows that it's RARE that such a big guy would be "lean", else why would there be such constant surprise at the low BF status of your SO?
well, I was at 5'7" and 260 and obese. now at 47, I am 190lb and 13% BF and people are surprised at high heavy I am. they guess 170 or so. for many years, I never had big medical issue at 240, but as I got older/stressed, it finally got me and my weight climbed and my health started to get worse. finding primal nutrition and working out got me down in 6 month. I do feel great now. never want to go back to where i was.
you can have decent health at relatively high weight when you are young, but it will catch up with you. much better to get down to more reasonable BF % .
But to say that if anyone is lean, it must be because they are roiding is insane. Do you even know what you are talking about? There are tell-tale signs of steroid use that jump out to anyone who knows what they are looking for in a picture-disproportionate growth in muscle groups with higher concentrations of testosterone receptors, etc. I've yet to see anyone on here that has any of those signs. Plus, the idea that steroids mean you can eat whatever you want is absolutely false. Most people who use steroids for aesthetic purposes essentially have ortherexia- they eat only a few approved foods and weigh them. That's precisely because you can't just eat whatever you want and look like a bodybuilder(as lame as I think that look is). Steroids primarily allow you to recover faster and add more muscle mass. Some of the cutting steroids, like winstrol, are better suited for leaning out, but they are hardly a free pass to eat whatever you want-quite the opposite, it's pointless to take them without a corresponding diet. Unlimited-class powerlifters probably have more steroids in their systems than anyone, yet are sitting at 30+% bodyfat, because they eat what they want.
Do you mean genetics? Because there are genetics that allow people to look "great" with a crappy diet. But you can't blame people for their genes, which wouldn't allow you to insinuate that they are "cheating" in order to feel better about yourself, which is really the point of that comment, isn't it?