The first show I ever competed in was actually last July when Zack Dery (From the OP) won his IFPA Pro Card. Seeing him back stage was a bit humbling. Yes, they are that freaky in real life. Those veins looked like that before he was even pumped up... This is a shot of my veins I think 5 weeks out from that show.
serious fking question, and sorry if it sounds stupid...when the skin is so thin during these extreme cuts and some of the veins so massively enlarged, one would think an otherwise non threatening nick to an otherwise non critical blood vessel could so some serious fkin damage no???