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2013-08-21 08:23:06 AM
I'm pretty sure I have this. I'm 250lbs and can barely fit into XL shirts, but I still consider myself small and am worried about cutting weight.
 
2013-08-21 08:24:45 AM
It already had a name. It's called OCD
 
2013-08-21 08:24:52 AM
Wow. That IS an incredibly stupid name.

I propose "shrinkus dickus".
 
2013-08-21 08:26:07 AM
Too busy to read the article, I need to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2013-08-21 08:26:49 AM
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/obscure?
 
2013-08-21 08:29:22 AM
Smoke Man muscle!
 
2013-08-21 08:30:14 AM
How about we just call it what it is? Dedication. They have an ideal and they're going for it. As along as they're not doing anything illegal I say live and let live.
 
2013-08-21 08:32:05 AM

here to help: Wow. That IS an incredibly stupid name.

I propose "shrinkus dickus".


Which means less procreating, so this seems like a self correcting problem
 
2013-08-21 08:32:41 AM
Rexorexia tm
 
2013-08-21 08:34:52 AM
No pics for lulz? Not even a stock photo?

ABC mobile, I am disappoint.
 
2013-08-21 08:34:52 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: How about we just call it what it is? Dedication. They have an ideal and they're going for it. As along as they're not doing anything illegal I say live and let live.


So you're okay with them being fat where they are?
 
2013-08-21 08:34:57 AM
6"2", 310, trainer said my back and shoulder muscles were greatly overdeveloped from weightlifting. Sent me to a massage therapist to try and loosen them up. Therapist said it was like massaging a brick and described my arms are massive. Being 57, I guess I could have worse problems.
 
2013-08-21 08:36:08 AM
If 'anorexia' is from the Greek for 'lack of appetite,' 'an' being 'without', then if they want to use the 'orexia' part shouldn't it be prorexia? Of course I don't know what the Greek for "pro" is, which is why i'm using the Latin, and since it's not appetite, it's muscle mass, shouldn't it be, in Latin at least, prolacertosus? Anyone who actually knows Latin or Greek want to fix it up?

Also, subby, everything needs a proper official sounding name. It just has to be right!
 
2013-08-21 08:37:50 AM
Bigorexiagate
 
2013-08-21 08:39:28 AM

Arkanaut: The Stealth Hippopotamus: How about we just call it what it is? Dedication. They have an ideal and they're going for it. As along as they're not doing anything illegal I say live and let live.

So you're okay with them being fat where they are?


A-ok with it. There is no need to label them as mentally ill!
 
2013-08-21 08:43:30 AM
c'mon, you mean they skipped brorexia?
 
2013-08-21 08:43:50 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Arkanaut: The Stealth Hippopotamus: How about we just call it what it is? Dedication. They have an ideal and they're going for it. As along as they're not doing anything illegal I say live and let live.

So you're okay with them being fat where they are?

A-ok with it. There is no need to label them as mentally ill!


I think you're confusing the part for the whole. There are probably SOME who are mentally ill. The rest are just into it.
 
2013-08-21 08:44:12 AM
Why not just call it body dysmorphic disorder? Why make up new terms
 
2013-08-21 08:44:23 AM
Spot me, bro.
 
2013-08-21 08:44:29 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: How about we just call it what it is? Dedication.


It's body dysmorphism, same as for anorexics and bulimics, but in a slightly different direction. It takes dedication to starve yourself, too. Or to eat yourself into a quarter ton frame.  The fact is that for these people, it's about their self-image, not their health.
 
2013-08-21 08:47:23 AM
"Creatine may cause severe muscle cramping, diarrhea and dizziness."

 I have never even heard of creatine having a side effect like these.
 
2013-08-21 08:49:37 AM

indylaw: Bigorexiagate




*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-08-21 08:49:42 AM

Slaxl: If 'anorexia' is from the Greek for 'lack of appetite,' 'an' being 'without', then if they want to use the 'orexia' part shouldn't it be prorexia? Of course I don't know what the Greek for "pro" is, which is why i'm using the Latin, and since it's not appetite, it's muscle mass, shouldn't it be, in Latin at least, prolacertosus? Anyone who actually knows Latin or Greek want to fix it up?

Also, subby, everything needs a proper official sounding name. It just has to be right!


The Romans incorporated many Greek words into Latin after conquering them. In fact, the 'orexia' in anorexia likely comes more directly from the Latin orexis than the Greek oreksis (transliterated). Pro doesn't really work in this context.

How about something like: lacertiorexia (desire or appetite for strength) or musculorumorexia (desire or appetite for muscles).
 
2013-08-21 08:51:09 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: How about we just call it what it is? Dedication. They have an ideal and they're going for it. As along as they're not doing anything illegal I say live and let live.


So do anorexics. If they're doing serious short term or long term damage to their health maybe it is time for someone to step in and help them be healthy.
 
2013-08-21 08:52:22 AM

megarian: No pics for lulz? Not even a stock photo?

ABC mobile, I am disappoint.


How about a sketch?

drawception.com
 
2013-08-21 08:53:19 AM
I've heard this called megarexia quite a few years ago. A quick googling makes it look like the words mean the same, but "bigorexia" sounds infinitely more stupid as a word.

The Stealth Hippopotamus: They have an ideal and they're going for it.


No, they don't have an ideal. There is no amount of muscles they could build that would cause them to feel happy about their bodies, much like someone with anorexia will never feel that they are thin enough.
 
2013-08-21 08:54:40 AM

WorkingInParadise: megarian: No pics for lulz? Not even a stock photo?

ABC mobile, I am disappoint.

How about a sketch?


Great. Now I got coffee on my mobile device :)
 
2013-08-21 08:55:22 AM
I have TexMexorexia. It's been tough, but tasty.
 
2013-08-21 09:00:31 AM
Bighazi?
 
2013-08-21 09:00:32 AM

Grumpy Cat: I have TexMexorexia. It's been tough, but tasty.


As long as the hot sauce is legit, I don't think you have to worry.
 
2013-08-21 09:01:01 AM
WTF? Linking bodybuilding to some kind of dysmorphia? Bodybuilders compete against each other for whatever; of course they work and work and work. It isn't a disorder any more than marathon running is a disorder. Eating and being lethargic until you weigh 600 pounds IS a disorder. Shooting up a variety of chemicals to make your bodybuilding more effective is cheating, still not a disorder.

Steroid use among teens could be a problem worth covering in an article, but just casually mentioning it makes it pointless.
 
2013-08-21 09:03:18 AM

Carth: The Stealth Hippopotamus: How about we just call it what it is? Dedication. They have an ideal and they're going for it. As along as they're not doing anything illegal I say live and let live.

So do anorexics. If they're doing serious short term or long term damage to their health maybe it is time for someone to step in and help them be healthy.


Lifting for hypertrophy doesn't put you at risk for short- or long-term damage to your health. Sitting on a couch all day eating crap food puts your health at risk. Depriving yourself of nutrition through starvation puts you at risk.
 
2013-08-21 09:03:23 AM

Slaxl: If 'anorexia' is from the Greek for 'lack of appetite,' 'an' being 'without', then if they want to use the 'orexia' part shouldn't it be prorexia? Of course I don't know what the Greek for "pro" is, which is why i'm using the Latin, and since it's not appetite, it's muscle mass, shouldn't it be, in Latin at least, prolacertosus? Anyone who actually knows Latin or Greek want to fix it up?

Also, subby, everything needs a proper official sounding name. It just has to be right!


The name is scandalous, which makes it bigorexiagate.
 
2013-08-21 09:07:27 AM
This is absolutely true. My own CSB: it started simple. I wanted to a lose a little weight, so I started a calorie deficit, reduced my carbs, gave up soda, hit the treadmill. Then I read about the weight loss benefits of resistance training, and before I knew it, adding a variety of bodyweight exercises to my routine, I'd lost more weight than I'd intended, gone down two sizes, and thought I had better start packing on lean muscle to avoid becoming "skinny fat".

The bodyweight exercises, with my reduced bodyweight, were too easy. I needed weights. As I started seeing results, I started with the protein supplements. A breakfast of whey powder in my oatmeal evolved into oatmeal in my whey powder. Protein powder in my coffee. Protein powder in Greek Yogurt. Protein powder in homemade ice cream. What began with sets of 5 reps turned into 12. I bought a power cage.

I never thought it could happen to me, but now I'm leading a gang of homosexuals across the wasteland, killing settlers for their gasoline. I don't know how to stop. Warn your children before it's too late.

wastelandweekend.com
 
2013-08-21 09:09:51 AM

dr_blasto: Linking bodybuilding to some kind of dysmorphia


it's actually old news. Plenty of bodybuilders have been found who think they're never big enough or "ripped" enough, no matter how big they are. They literally can not see themselves as they are, just as anorexics can't see themselves as they are.
 
2013-08-21 09:10:07 AM
I am very small framed, 5'6 145. I've just been eating a lot more protein and raw vegetables with moderate work outs during the week and have seen great results.

I go to a gym that caters to my type and also ranges from fat people who break a sweat opening the front door and girls who just walk on the treadmill. Their marketing very explicitly says they are not catering to these so called bigorexia dudes but for some reason there are two guys always there that, to quote Brian from Family Guy, look like Lou Ferrignos poop. These guys are massive with tiny little heads and its clearly a compulsive thing. I'm not licensed to diagnose jack shiat but you have people who want to be in good shape and do all sorts of work outs and then you have these two guys that do some crazy, exaggerated shiat to look like complete cartoon characters.
 
2013-08-21 09:11:53 AM

dr_blasto: Carth: The Stealth Hippopotamus: How about we just call it what it is? Dedication. They have an ideal and they're going for it. As along as they're not doing anything illegal I say live and let live.

So do anorexics. If they're doing serious short term or long term damage to their health maybe it is time for someone to step in and help them be healthy.

Lifting for hypertrophy doesn't put you at risk for short- or long-term damage to your health. Sitting on a couch all day eating crap food puts your health at risk. Depriving yourself of nutrition through starvation puts you at risk.


Lifting for hypertrophy isn't the only requirement for body dysmorphic disorder. Not everyone who wants to build muscle or is a bodybuilder has BDD but for those who do no amount of lifting or muscle will ever be enough and they will keep going until they cause harm to their body.

BDD is a serious problem and it increases likelihood of suicide, depression, and substance abuse.
 
2013-08-21 09:12:05 AM
The Biggs boson
 
2013-08-21 09:14:49 AM

Carth: they will keep going until they cause harm to their body.


One of the things that body builders do before competitions is try to basically get as much fluid out of their systems as possible is actually quite dangerous. There have been bodybuilders who have died as a result of kidney disease brought on by this. Plus there's all the other possible side effects. Then there's the complete lack of body fat, which isn't healthy either.
 
2013-08-21 09:16:21 AM

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2013-08-21 09:16:42 AM
*click*   Oh... bulking up with muscle... I see.
 
2013-08-21 09:16:52 AM

WhyteRaven74: dr_blasto: Linking bodybuilding to some kind of dysmorphia

it's actually old news. Plenty of bodybuilders have been found who think they're never big enough or "ripped" enough, no matter how big they are. They literally can not see themselves as they are, just as anorexics can't see themselves as they are.


What about the flabby guys that believe they have the bodies of Greek Gods?
 
2013-08-21 09:20:59 AM

WhyteRaven74: Carth: they will keep going until they cause harm to their body.

One of the things that body builders do before competitions is try to basically get as much fluid out of their systems as possible is actually quite dangerous. There have been bodybuilders who have died as a result of kidney disease brought on by this. Plus there's all the other possible side effects. Then there's the complete lack of body fat, which isn't healthy either.


Cutting fluid is dangerous but I think it has most to do with trying to win a competition than body dysmorphic disorder. People do stupid and dangerous thing to do well in sport competitions whether it be endurance events, body building or risking concussions in contact sports.
 
2013-08-21 09:21:42 AM

WhyteRaven74: Carth: they will keep going until they cause harm to their body.

One of the things that body builders do before competitions is try to basically get as much fluid out of their systems as possible is actually quite dangerous. There have been bodybuilders who have died as a result of kidney disease brought on by this. Plus there's all the other possible side effects. Then there's the complete lack of body fat, which isn't healthy either.


Boxers, wrestlers, MMA fighters and every weight-class competitive sport has the exact same history of cutting weight. Combat sports make it even more risky by dehydrating/starving then quickly hydrating just in time to get cracked upside the noggin.
 
2013-08-21 09:26:20 AM

Carth: Cutting fluid is dangerous but I think it has most to do with trying to win a competition than body dysmorphic disorder.


True enough, it's just that it's one of those things that body builders do that is far from healthy. And just doing some Googling there have been a ton of top level body builders to either die because of kidney failure or end up hospitalized because of diuretics.

dr_blasto: Boxers, wrestlers, MMA fighters and every weight-class competitive sport has the exact same history of cutting weight


With body building it's not about cutting weight so much as just looking more ripped. And as for weight cutting to make a weight limit, I know there have been some wrestlers hospitalized and I think a few deaths even attributed to it.
 
2013-08-21 09:27:34 AM
If you don't buy TotalFark, you are in danger of getting Farkorexia.
And you don't want that.
 
2013-08-21 09:30:25 AM
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2013-08-21 09:32:22 AM

freewill: This is absolutely true. My own CSB: it started simple. I wanted to a lose a little weight, so I started a calorie deficit, reduced my carbs, gave up soda, hit the treadmill. Then I read about the weight loss benefits of resistance training, and before I knew it, adding a variety of bodyweight exercises to my routine, I'd lost more weight than I'd intended, gone down two sizes, and thought I had better start packing on lean muscle to avoid becoming "skinny fat".

The bodyweight exercises, with my reduced bodyweight, were too easy. I needed weights. As I started seeing results, I started with the protein supplements. A breakfast of whey powder in my oatmeal evolved into oatmeal in my whey powder. Protein powder in my coffee. Protein powder in Greek Yogurt. Protein powder in homemade ice cream. What began with sets of 5 reps turned into 12. I bought a power cage.

I never thought it could happen to me, but now I'm leading a gang of homosexuals across the wasteland, killing settlers for their gasoline. I don't know how to stop. Warn your children before it's too late.

[wastelandweekend.com image 400x261]


imageshack.us
 
2013-08-21 09:34:56 AM
Damn you Charles Atlas. Damn you for this scourge you have visited on our country.
 
2013-08-21 09:36:10 AM

WhyteRaven74: Carth: Cutting fluid is dangerous but I think it has most to do with trying to win a competition than body dysmorphic disorder.

True enough, it's just that it's one of those things that body builders do that is far from healthy. And just doing some Googling there have been a ton of top level body builders to either die because of kidney failure or end up hospitalized because of diuretics.

dr_blasto: Boxers, wrestlers, MMA fighters and every weight-class competitive sport has the exact same history of cutting weight

With body building it's not about cutting weight so much as just looking more ripped. And as for weight cutting to make a weight limit, I know there have been some wrestlers hospitalized and I think a few deaths even attributed to it.


Lots of people have had serious side effects from weight cutting. Daniel Cormier, during the 2004 Olympics, couldn't compete because his kidneys failed when he was cutting weight for the competition.

Boxers die because they don't have the proper fluid in the membrane around their brain due to weight cuts and the blows received in the fight cause significantly more trauma.

Bodybuilders typically do their cuts before a competition-reducing body fat to dangerous levels a d dehydrating.

These are sport-related risks, not BDF. A bodybuilder needs to get bigger to be competitive. The guys that just get massive and cut even without competition put themselves at risk all the same, for sport, much like an older guy risks spraining an ankle in a pick up basketball game.
 
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