When it comes to bodybuilding most people focus on a handful of things in particular. For some people the focus is squarely on muscle. The size of the muscle, how much a particular competitor has gained during the off season. Any and everything about muscle is fascinating to them. For others, the emphasis is placed completely on how shredded a bodybuilder is. If you can see the competitors abs, striations, and proportions, then they are undoubtedly the top bodybuilder.
When you think about it, those are two of the most important components of being a prime bodybuilder. But if competition history has taught us anything, it’s that having massive muscle like Big Ramy or being completely shredded and proportioned like Shawn Rhoden doesn’t necessarily translate over to big wins. So what is the most important attribute in bodybuilding? The genetics.
Yeah, that seems pretty obvious right? But when we say genetics we don’t mean your capability to put on muscle and size. It’s the intangibles that make things interesting. It’s what gives Phil Heath the edge over the competition. He was born with the ability to not only put on massive muscle, but to lose body fat with ease, as well as being completely proportioned. Some of that is achieved through hard training, some of because his natural make up.
But there’s another intangible that many never consider and that’s height. Imagine it, what would it be like if an open weight bodybuilder had the size of a Big Ramy while being a giant in height. Well, for anyone not in the know, there is a bodybuilder with both genetic attributes.
Noah Steere is a giant of a man with even more size than Big Ramy. Standing at 6’6” and weighing over 300 pounds, Steere is a bodybuilder that is a sight to behold. Though he may not have any major titles to his name, he’s certainly one of the more recognizable bodybuilders on the circuit because his height. It’s hard to believe that a man of this size hasn’t made more waves. Arnold Schwarzenegger was 6’2”, Lou Ferrigno was 6’4” – but at 6’6” (198cm) this bodybuilder brings true meaning to the word “titan.”