I'd say this is mostly accurate. I remember from the view stuff i saw about bodybuilding that the models were so exausted right before the contests that they were on the verge of collapsing. the amount of visible muscle does not translate over to health over overall body power. Its purely visual and does not last long at all.
Weight Lifters and even other athletes that rely on high body strength more often than not look rather tubby. Other examples go as well. look at pic related. this woman won the world champion title in kickboxing while she had a similar body type.
It's /fit/ so it's gay regardless, but it is accurate.
It mostly has to do with hydration. Like it said, bodybuilders dehydrate themselves to get that look. It's why their veins pop out so much.
The best way to get strong actually is to get fat by eating a lot of meat, greens, and carbo due to increasing your own needs.
That's why at first you can lift weighs to tone the muscle, but if you want a big body you will have to keep up for a while and then push yourself to the limit.
After exploding a few veins, your muscle will increase. After that, you only need to keep up so the day you are old, your skin won't turn into a skin matress.
And don't forget your legs. You need good cardio to keep good strenght
Oh, and i forgot.
Water will be your favourite soda after you start.
You don't even know how important it is so I'll just say it: