Friday, January 3, 2014

Tall Muscle: Muscular Tall People

It is pretty hard to build an impressive musculature when you are tall. You just need more muscle mass to achieve an impressive look. For example, a person who is 5'5 will look big at 135 lbs of bodyweight. However a person who is 6'2 and weights 135 lbs will look skinny. 

Today decided to present you some of the most muscular tall people. Truth be told most of these guys are not as "complete" as a professional bodybuilder but next to them all of IFBBs pro look small. 

It's not a complete list by any means and if you want somebody to be added to the post please post a comment. 

1. Ben Wallace (Big Ben)

Position: Center and Power Forward 

Height: 6' 9 

Weight: 240 lbs. 
Born: September 10, 1974 (Age 39) in White Hall, Alabama 
High School: Central in Hayneville, Alabama 
College: Virginia Union University 
NBA Debut: November 1, 1996

2. Calvin Lane, the only man to dwarf Shaquille O'Neal

Born in a small town in East Texas, his father was 7'8"and his mother is 5'3". Obviously he got his dad's genes! At age thirteen, there was a tragic incident that would change his whole life. Being a Cub Scout, Calvin went camping with his troupe in Texas. As they discovered the great outdoors, they came across a stream. Exhausted from hiking, the boys wanted to drink from the stream. The troupe leader said it would be okay to drink the water as long as it was flowing water, so they did, not realizing that some decomposing cows lay dead in the water upstream of their location and had polluted the water. A couple of days later, Calvin began to feel ill. The Lane family, thinking that it was just stomach cramps, did not pay it much attention. His condition grew worse and Calvin was taken to a doctor. The doctor immediately rushed him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with Spinal Meningitis. The disease spread over his body and affected his sight and hearing, eventually leaving him blind and deaf. Even though the situation looked grim, the Lane family was informed only one other scout in the troupe survived the deadly drink of water. The troupe leader survived because he did not drink from the stream. Young Calvin lost his sight for one year and his hearing for two years. Through the prayers, encouragement and positive attitude of his family, he fully recovered and eventually excelled in sports.

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3. Dwight Howard

Dwight David Howard (Superman, D12)

Position: Center and Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6' 11  Weight: 240 lbs. 
Born: December 8, 1985 (Age 28) in Atlanta, Georgia 
High School: Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy in Atlanta, Georgia 
Recruiting Rank: 2004 (1) 
Draft: Orlando Magic, 1st round (1st pick, 1st overall), 2004 NBA Draft 
NBA Debut: November 3, 2004 

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4. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson (born 1988) is an Icelandic strongman competitor and actor.

Born:                 November 26, 1988 (age 25), Iceland Iceland;
Occupation:       Strongman;
Height:              2.06 m (6 ft 9 in);
Weight:              419 pounds (190 kg);
Title:                  2 times Iceland's Strongest Man;

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5. Olivier Richters 

Occupation:  Dwarfing IFBB Pros
Height:          7' 1½" (2.17 m)

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