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    (Original post by Peteo)
    Why isn't bodybuilding healthy if its done properly? Yeah some people say it can stunt your growth, so if you do it sensibly, i see nothing bad, as long as its all being naturally built.

    It annoys me when people say things like " i bet protein supplements aren't all he was taking" You can get much bigger than that naturally, with the right genetics so why say this? Natural bodybuilding associations spend thousands each year drug testing, maybe you could save them money and be a "sight drug tester?"
    It's pretty easy actually. If you're stronger than me you're on steroids and if you're weaker than me you're a pussy.
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    (Original post by Peteo)
    Why isn't bodybuilding healthy if its done properly? Yeah some people say it can stunt your growth, so if you do it sensibly, i see nothing bad, as long as its all being naturally built.
    Cos lots of them turn into bloaters when they hit middle age and have heart attacks when they're 60.

    (That's before we mention osteoarthritis and the rest of the rheumatology)
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Cos lots of them turn into bloaters when they hit middle age and have heart attacks when they're 60.

    (That's before we mention osteoarthritis and the rest of the rheumatology)
    I would like to e-hug you.
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    Lol I dont get it, first they complain about obesity, now they're complaining about guys trying to keep fit? :/
    Maybe they mean the 2 extremes or something... Ahhh media....
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Cos lots of them turn into bloaters when they hit middle age and have heart attacks when they're 60.

    (That's before we mention osteoarthritis and the rest of the rheumatology)
    Talking about all this health stuff is missing the point. A bodybuilder is someone who strips down to his underwear (which is always a thong), has his bodybuilding friends apply tanning lotion to him, has them oil him up, then steps onto a stage to be judged by other men. Talk about losing your innocence. If I had a son I would rather he posted pictures of himself sucking **** on billboards nationwide to advertise the video he is selling to support his crack habit, than take up bodybuilding.
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    (Original post by burningnun)
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7576733.stm

    Sounds from the article that this is a pretty bad thing. But how would we go about stopping it?? Put a minimum age on gyms? Or better education of the negative aspects of this stuff? Seems like a pretty difficult thing to control...
    i love how he's using weights too big for him, and how at the start the kid behind him isn't even bench pressing properly. OH THE LULZ!!!!1
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    (Original post by marcusmerehay)
    i love how he's using weights too big for him, and how at the start the kid behind him isn't even bench pressing properly. OH THE LULZ!!!!1
    For real?
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    (Original post by burningnun)
    For real?
    well, if he was actually bodybuilding, and not just going to the gym as a phase thing, he ought to know that (if those are 20kg dumbells like i think they are) they are too big for him to be able to do enough reps to build any muscle :P

    the guy behind him is moving to quickly with the barbell to be doing his muscles any good.


    thats not to say i'm a weight-training professional, because i'm not, and i know i'm not.
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    He looked like he was handling the dumbbells OK to me... the guy in the background looked like he was benching alright too.
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    It's not something I can be arsed with personally, but from watching he vid, what's to object about really?
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    That kid saying there's pressure on how guys look is clearly hanging out with some shallow people.
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    (Original post by asdasta)
    That kid saying there's pressure on how guys look is clearly hanging out with some shallow people.
    Maybe it's intrinsic pressure.
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    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'."
    You can't be serious. As much as I'd like to look like a Hollywood celebrity, I'm not going to go all out and cut and piece myself up so that I have DD boobs, huge ass, perfect nose, etc. :rolleyes: There will always be an ideal look but how many people are going to obsessively work until they achieve it?

    According to Men's Fitness magazine, Reece is one of a growing number of teenage boys in the UK wanting to beef and bulk up.
    Once again, wanting to beef up is different from actually beefing up and even more different from taking supplements to help them beef up.

    A pretty poor article from BBC, imo. It doesn't help that the quotes from the experts and the "gym-bunnies" aren't exactly unbiased... Men's Fitness magazine and some random guy that works out like a fool in the gym. The quote from the dietician seems to be taken out of context as well.
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    (Original post by MSB)
    I suppose they need something to be horrified about.
    They normally complain about youthful inactivity so this is a refreshing change.
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    The press are so dangerous!
    If the press didn't start telling everyone that boys are made to feel insecure by Daniel Craig at al, I'm sure it wouldn't occur to most boys to actually start thinking this. I would just look at him and think, 'Cor he has big pecs. I wonder what's for lunch...'

    Moral of the story: I hate the press and especially the scummy Daily Mail:eek:
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    I think theres a difference in "body building" and weight training which is what most people do to "look buff" at the gym. Personally I think every school should have a gym and anyone who wants to get better at a sport should visit the gym to improve their performance, shh all you nerdy types who don't understand the self forfilment of training for and achieving goals in a physically competitive environment.

    You never hear anyone who is good at sport bad mouthing the gym thats for sure!
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    So first they complain that teenagers are obese, now they complain that teenageers are going to the gym
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    Sounds like a good thing to me, sick of fat, weak looking people....

    These days men are pushed to be effeminate, i think this is a good thing.
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    (Original post by WithFlyingColours)
    First it's obesity and now it's a bad thing to go to the gym... what next?
    Whatever the media decide to sensationalise and exaggerate.
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    The media "Lots of teenage boys are going to the gym to look like Daniel Craig"
    Teenage boy "Oh ****, maybe I should do that... gym time"

 
 
 
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