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    Nice little article, there's a video on the page too. Thoughts? I think they made it seem like it was something abnormal and out of the ordinary. For example

    Protein shakes (OH NOES!) and supplements are a popular choice for boys wanting to boost their performance in the gym, and improve the definition and strength of their muscles.

    Sports dietician Dr Sarah Schenker warns they should be taken with care. - LULZ

    Worrying trend - What's so WORRYING about people wanting to weight train?

    Mr Muir adds: "Beckham had the body that teenagers wanted - athletic and slim.

    "But then, Daniel Craig emerged from the sea in Casino Royale in his pants and all that changed. Craig is a lot more muscular, beefier and that is now the 'ideal look'."


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7576733.stm
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7578244.stm !!!!
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    ermm, the reasons for it being a worrying trend are explaiend in the parts you left out
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    (Original post by Clubber Lang)
    ermm, the reasons for it being a worrying trend are explaiend in the parts you left out
    The reasons were that people want to look good and that people use supplements to help them achieve their goals which don't contain vitamins and other essential nutrients, which is something all of us know. Noone just drinks whey shakes all day.

    Secondly, what's wrong with trying to look good, I don't see how that's worrying. They make it seem like if somebody wants to look good they shouldn't weight train for some reason. I just don't see the logic in that. Maybe there are more social pressures on people to look better, but that's hardly worrying?

    "I don't think it is. It seems like they are losing some of their innocence - boys should be boys running around the park with a football, not straining themselves pumping iron in the local gym. "
    <- WTF
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    brb bench dips on squat rack.

    Saw this earlier, pretty lame article. Who are these self proclaimed 'experts'? lol.

    UK has a huge obesity and health problem and these people are saying working out is 'worrying'? Then they talk about their diets. Well the diet of the average person in the UK is rediculously bad in the first place, combined with a sedentry lifestyle where their limit of physical exertion is turning the car keys.




    Dr Michael Sinclair, of the British Psychological Society, says we need to make sure our teenagers are not becoming too developed too quickly.


    ^Wat
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    Stupid story, the BBC are becoming more and more like the daily mail in the stories they post. 'Boys should be out playing football', STUPID DUMB ****. Yeah cause all 16 year olds are oblvious to the world, we just like running round playgrounds playing IT and prancing around picking flowers.

    I got mates bulking up because they're joining the army... wtf are that idiot reporter and doctor on about.

    EDIT:

    Here's the quotation:

    "It seems like they are losing some of their innocence - boys should be boys running around the park with a football"

    LOL.
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    (Original post by Misogynist)
    Nice little article, there's a video on the page too. Thoughts? I think they made it seem like it was something abnormal and out of the ordinary. For example

    Protein shakes (OH NOES!) and supplements are a popular choice for boys wanting to boost their performance in the gym, and improve the definition and strength of their muscles.

    Sports dietician Dr Sarah Schenker warns they should be taken with care. - LULZ

    Worrying trend - What's so WORRYING about people wanting to weight train?

    Mr Muir adds: "Beckham had the body that teenagers wanted - athletic and slim.

    "But then, Daniel Craig emerged from the sea in Casino Royale in his pants and all that changed. Craig is a lot more muscular, beefier and that is now the 'ideal look'."


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7576733.stm

    Agreed. They make it seem like hes some sort of freak, with the whole worrying trend stuff, surely young people in the gym is better than young people in the kebab shop?
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    (Original post by Ché Cubano)
    Agreed. They make it seem like hes some sort of freak, with the whole worrying trend stuff, surely young people in the gym is better than young people in the kebab shop?
    Exactly, and to top it all off, they've quoted an 'expert' saying 16 year olds should be out in fields playing football not going to gym. What the hell?
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    I'm no expert, but doesn't body building whilst you're still developing completley screw up your body?

    I thought it could cause serious damage, that's why it's not recommended.
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    (Original post by Doublereedfreak)
    I'm no expert, but doesn't body building whilst you're still developing completley screw up your body?

    I thought it could cause serious damage, that's why it's not recommended.
    Don't see how giving your body a stimulus to grow stronger, develop more muscles, tune your central nervous system to recruit more muscle fibres when your neurons fire and thus become more efficient, strengthen tendons and increase bone density are detrimental to growth.

    Infact it's seriously beneficial.
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    Didnt the boy say he goes to the gym 6 days a week? sounds a bit extreme for me.. plus some peopel probably do get carried away and have too many supplements that are probably no good for you in the long run

    with regards to football, i kind of get where he was coming from, probably because sports in general is more fun and sociable? whereas the image he has in his head is load of meatheads pumping iron at the gym!

    the pshycological reasons for soem people wanting to pump up coudl also be a cause for concern.
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    Yes, in small doses, I'm sure it's beneficial like any muscle building, but this is about becoming really muscly isn't it?
    I think people are worried because obviously damaging accidents whilst trying to do more than you should are serious, and children always want to get places fast, so they'll over-do it i suppose?
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    They shouldn't have used the word 'bodybuilders' because people assume they are trying to get to Olympia sized beasts, when in reality they aren't 'bodybuilders' they just lift weights.
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    I think the thing is, as with most things in life; moderation.

    I'll stop now, because I don't know enough to be sure of what I'm saying.
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    (Original post by FluxC)
    They shouldn't have used the word 'bodybuilders' because people assume they are trying to get to Olympia sized beasts, when in reality they aren't 'bodybuilders' they just lift weights.
    That kid wasn't even that big. If they're claiming he's a bodybuilder and that he's going through thick and thin to achieve the shape he desires, it'd be a point, but he's just an average guy on a 6 day split who takes a protein shake PWO.

    Absolutely ridiculous.

    And as far as the football thing goes, WHY is going to the gym any less sociable and enjoyable that playing football in a park?
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    It's stupid. What's wrong with boys bodybuilding.
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    Oh and it seems like they got 'gym rat' and 'cardio bunny' mixed up here:

    'His friend and fellow gym-bunny 16-year-old Adam Kite, also from Dunstable, agrees.

    "There is pressure on boys to look good now. In the past everyone cared about what girls looked like, how fat or thin they were, but us boys also care.

    "We want to look buff, so that's why we come down the gym." ' <- Idiot.
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    (Original post by FluxC)
    They shouldn't have used the word 'bodybuilders' because people assume they are trying to get to Olympia sized beasts, when in reality they aren't 'bodybuilders' they just lift weights.
    They shouldn't have picked up on such a stupid subject in the first place.
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    Ohnoes, McDonalds are losing customers.

    *headdesk*

    We can't do anything right these days, eh.

    We're either working too hard and under too much stress because of exams - which, by the way, are getting easier every year - or we're out drinking too much and smashing our livers to pulp, placing unbearable burden on the NHS and causing a public nuisance.

    Now, we're spending too much time getting fit, while at the same time eating too much junk food and not doing enough sport.


    I love consistency.
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    (Original post by Misogynist)

    "I don't think it is. It seems like they are losing some of their innocence - boys should be boys running around the park with a football, not straining themselves pumping iron in the local gym. "[/FONT] <- WTF

    Overpaid psychologist t*** ,masquerading personal opinion as scientific fact.
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    lol nice dumbell curlz article
 
 
 
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