Why are some animals inherently more jacked than humans?


For example Gorillas have huge muscle mass, they don’t “work out” similar to how humans selectively work on different muscle groups, but human are never are as buff as a gorilla. I understand gorillas are mostly herbivores, so I don’t know how they gain significant protein to support this muscle growth. I know protein isn’t just meat, but they must be eating a lot for this to be true? Right?

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they have more anabolic hormones and they have to eat a lot of protein too to get the amount of mass. the hormones are really the key, a human that injects testosterone for example can gain significantlly more muscle mass without even training then another human on a strict workout routine.

Animals which need to have lots of muscle have lots of muscle. They’ve evolved to have lots of muscle. Human beings generally don’t need a lot of muscle, compared to a gorilla, and so don’t have it.

Because humans figured out how to make pointy sticks. No really. The all mighty pointy stick. A human, with preparation can kill any animal with ease. There is no reason to invest all the resources into muscles when we can make a pointy stick and still kill our prey/predators.

The animals that were really good at getting yoked to the gills were also really good at making babies, and really desireable to make babies because they were swolverines. Their Chad genes kept getting mixed in with other Chad descendants, making the Chadliest (at the time offspring).

After a couple dozen generations of Giga-Chads and Mega-Chads interbreeding, the resulting babies are basically born Mr. Olympia. The babies along the way that didn’t measure up to their level of awesome, weren’t as successful at convincing the Chads to make babies with them, because Chads only wanted the most spongeworthy offspring.

So that’s basically how, if a species has a desireable trait, like being yoked, and that trait helps it survive or makes it more attractive for making babies, eventually that trait will become pretty common, and maybe hyper-represented.