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2013-08-21 09:37:27 AM
sigdiamond2000: [imageshack.us image 405x640]

The one thing someone suffering from bigorexia needs to hear from supportive loved ones is that it's not too late.

It's not too late to just walk away, just walk away, just walk away.
 
2013-08-21 09:40:43 AM
Don't you guys know that women don't like hugely bulked up men and we think you're all gay? NTTAWAT.
 
2013-08-21 09:41:35 AM

InfrasonicTom: c'mon, you mean they skipped brorexia?


Nah, that's just gay.
 
2013-08-21 09:42:52 AM

CastIronStove: 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).


The Romans were just clean Greeks with iron.
 
2013-08-21 09:49:58 AM
Jeez.  If I could post a facepalm pic from my dinosaur of a computer I would.

My SO, aka old man, is so into this.  He's not only obsessed with working out, he has to stay thin too, even though he's got a little bit of a belly on him at age 42, took diet pills last year to get rid of about five pounds.  Drives me up the farkin' wall, it does and I've halfway wondered if he's not anorexic, but the man eats 2x as much as I do and doesn't puke it up, so that theory is dismissed.

His arms and shoulders are nice, I must say.  Guess it's okay for him to want to work out due to previous severe injuries, but there are some days/weeks that he just gets crazy over it and yammers constantly about it.  He's just got this weird fixation on muscle mass and has to keep himself within these crazy standards.

/yeah, I sound fat because I am
 
2013-08-21 10:01:50 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]


Just walk away
 
2013-08-21 10:04:00 AM
5x5's biatches.

"Creatine may cause severe muscle cramping, diarrhea and dizziness." No. Not even once.


24.media.tumblr.com

Everyone has a method to hit their caloric surplus when bulking.
 
2013-08-21 10:11:52 AM

specialkae: Jeez.  If I could post a facepalm pic from my dinosaur of a computer I would.

My SO, aka old man, is so into this.  He's not only obsessed with working out, he has to stay thin too, even though he's got a little bit of a belly on him at age 42, took diet pills last year to get rid of about five pounds.  Drives me up the farkin' wall, it does and I've halfway wondered if he's not anorexic, but the man eats 2x as much as I do and doesn't puke it up, so that theory is dismissed.

His arms and shoulders are nice, I must say.  Guess it's okay for him to want to work out due to previous severe injuries, but there are some days/weeks that he just gets crazy over it and yammers constantly about it.  He's just got this weird fixation on muscle mass and has to keep himself within these crazy standards.

/yeah, I sound fat because I am


That's not a problem; when you get older it's perfectly natural to resist the stuff that comes along with it.

Engaging in sports almost always carries injury risk-if you've ever done something simple or for fun like roller skating, you could easily hurt yourself. You don't need to be full-on roller derby to break a wrist.

Guys that lift to get big probably still have significantly less risk than couch potatoes over time. Days morphia would come into play if the look in a mirror and still see the scrawny 14-year-old body instead of the heavily muscled 200-lb body that actually exists.
 
2013-08-21 10:13:24 AM

Witness99: Don't you guys know that women don't like hugely bulked up men and we think you're all gay? NTTAWAT.


It does seem like the only people they're impressing is other dude bodybuilders.
 
2013-08-21 10:22:25 AM
dr_blasto:

Engaging in sports almost always carries injury risk-if you've ever done something simple or for fun like roller skating, you could easily hurt yourself. You don't need to be full-on roller derby to break a wrist.

Excellent point.

I keep him off of the skateboard now.  No more ollies for him.  Denied!  I'm thankful he's in good shape, he keeps me motivated, aka treadmill for my fat arse.  Torn his ACL 2 times in 3 years.  I told him if he wanted to skate down the street or sidewalk that was ok, but no railslides, other crazy tricks that he did in his youth, etc ('tis a pity, he was an excellent trick skater in his youth, although no Tony Hawk).  And he can only watch football, not play it, anymore :)  I'd like to have him around for a bit longer.
 
2013-08-21 10:23:22 AM

dr_blasto: specialkae: Jeez.  If I could post a facepalm pic from my dinosaur of a computer I would.

My SO, aka old man, is so into this.  He's not only obsessed with working out, he has to stay thin too, even though he's got a little bit of a belly on him at age 42, took diet pills last year to get rid of about five pounds.  Drives me up the farkin' wall, it does and I've halfway wondered if he's not anorexic, but the man eats 2x as much as I do and doesn't puke it up, so that theory is dismissed.

His arms and shoulders are nice, I must say.  Guess it's okay for him to want to work out due to previous severe injuries, but there are some days/weeks that he just gets crazy over it and yammers constantly about it.  He's just got this weird fixation on muscle mass and has to keep himself within these crazy standards.

/yeah, I sound fat because I am

That's not a problem; when you get older it's perfectly natural to resist the stuff that comes along with it.

Engaging in sports almost always carries injury risk-if you've ever done something simple or for fun like roller skating, you could easily hurt yourself. You don't need to be full-on roller derby to break a wrist.

Guys that lift to get big probably still have significantly less risk than couch potatoes over time. Days morphia would come into play if the look in a mirror and still see the scrawny 14-year-old body instead of the heavily muscled 200-lb body that actually exists.




Why is 200 pounds, muscled, weird to you. There are plenty of hulking 300 pounders out there. 200 pounds is pure beta territory.
 
2013-08-21 10:23:34 AM

Witness99: Don't you guys know that women don't like hugely bulked up men and we think you're all gay? NTTAWAT.


It doesn't really strike me as gay, but that super muscled look is kinda gross. Of course I generally go for smaller guys anyway. I don't care anything for the body type of the men they put half naked in Cosmo or calanders or whatever. It's funny since I like strength training and have been steadily increasing muscle mass. I actually had to cut back some when I realized I was going overboard and it was interfering with the rest of my life.

/No I don't look like a man or Madonna gristle
 
2013-08-21 10:25:15 AM
dr_blasto:  Days morphia

Daysmorphia is when you keep thinking it's Thursday, even though it's only Wednesday, right?

/How is it only Wednesday?
//HumpDayeyaye
 
2013-08-21 10:26:33 AM
Calendar dammit
 
2013-08-21 10:29:26 AM

LasersHurt: I think you're confusing the part for the whole. There are probably SOME who are mentally ill. The rest are just into it.


That is kinda my point they're not talking about people who are juicing. That has major heath implications for the simple reason that most people don't know that they are doing. They follow "bro-science" and eff themselves up.

They are talking about people who spend too much time in the gym? So what?

Just as people with anorexia nervosa go to extremes to shed weight, those with "bigorexia" spend hours in the gym every day, hoping to get bigger and - in their eyes - better. Bigorexia, also known as muscle dysmorphia, is marked by an obsession with the size and shape of the body, constant working out, weightlifting, and the use of supplements to "bulk up".

First and for most you can't constantly work out and get big. Not possible! You have to rest it a must!
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Second define supplements. Steroids?! Yeah, I say if you have to go to a street corner and shoot up in the parking lot you have a problem. But what about whey? Is my morning Muscle Milk proof that I have this disorder? What about my multi tab?

Frankly if you want to get big and cut you have to have some clue about nutrition! If you are muscled up you want to show it off and to do that you have to get cut. If you just stop eating you're going to loss that mass.

Bro-science:
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2013-08-21 10:30:57 AM

browntimmy: Witness99: Don't you guys know that women don't like hugely bulked up men and we think you're all gay? NTTAWAT.

It does seem like the only people they're impressing is other dude bodybuilders.


Yes. Well actually, they're more like in a race with themselves.

I've been a woman a long time, and I can never remember liking the bulked up look. I feel the same about women (and I kind of go back and forth with my sexual preference). To me, bodies are sexier and more sensual with a little meat on the bones (as opposed to rock hard massive muscle, which feels like concrete and kind of hurts). I don't think it's sexy, it doesn't make want to have sex.

I might be unusual, but the men that turn me on are biggish and kind of soft teddy bear types. I want them to be healthy and active, but not obsessive over muscle and steroids.

You guys are so lucky...women don't usually "studman69" over your looks. If you have good partner skills, you've got it made.
 
2013-08-21 10:31:18 AM
I actually think the old man is pretty sane, but his body dysmorphism catches up with him every now and then.  At least he consented willingly to staying off of the skateboards before I even showed up.  Otherwise, he'd have worse injuries by now, I suspect.  It's the working out part that I worry about some days.  He's fit but doesn't always eat lunch/drink enough water at work and he has a physically demanding job.  Then comes home and eats anything that doesn't eat him first.
 
2013-08-21 10:43:06 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.


The thing that anorexics and some body builders have in common is a distorted self-image, or body dysmorphia as various people upthread correctly named it. Most people are aware of the expression "when an anorexic looks in the mirror, she sees a fat person" -- an anorexic isn't merely somebody trying to get thinner, she is somebody who doesn't acknowledge how exceptionally thin she already is.

In exactly the same way, some bodybuilders look at themselves in the mirror and see an undermuscled person. They are not merely trying to get bigger, they don't acknowledge how exceptionally big they already are.

And if "holding to a belief in your mind contrary to what your mirror shows you" is a form of mental illness then yes, both are mentally ill. Incidentally, body dysmorphia has physical brain activate correlates.

Now, sit back and enjoy certain people arguing with the above as if the word "some" did not occur...
 
2013-08-21 10:46:26 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Frankly if you want to get big and cut you have to have some clue about nutrition! If you are muscled up you want to show it off and to do that you have to get cut. If you just stop eating you're going to loss that mass.


This. A 100 calorie deficit off your daily maintenance amount. It adds up and is effective with exercise. To figure this out, you need to flex your math muscle then eat clean while hitting your macros.

Nutrition is the hardest part if you're looking to get in shape no matter if it's getting bigger or smaller.

Just ask this guy:

lh4.googleusercontent.com

Disregard family, acquire aesthetics.
 
2013-08-21 10:46:30 AM
StoPPeRmobile:


Why is 200 pounds, muscled, weird to you. There are plenty of hulking 300 pounders out there. 200 pounds is pure beta territory.

Current SO is in the 165 lb area.  Tall, thin.  My ex-husband ranged up into 300+ lbs and I dropped his sorry ass one day when he snuck up on me doing dishes and grabbed my ass.  No problem with bigger guys.  In fact, it's a bit weird to be with a tall, thin man when I am short and fat, but...Okay there's no explaining this in this thread, but it is weird and took me the better part of a year to get over it.  I generally prefer larger men and it's an odd shift for me to be with someone so thinly built but I think I can deal with it.

Men.  Please listen even though I am full of hot air most of the time.  Women don't necessarily have the same expectations as you do.  We may love heavy guys, muscley guys, thin guys, whatever.  If you have that winning smile, charm, wit, or the magic touch, we will fall in love with you and keep you.  You don't have to outweigh us, just be nice and respect us and it's all good.  Few women expect an Atlas or Achilles in their bed, and while it's nice, well.  We just don't expect it.  Be fat, be skinny.  Be whatever in between, but confidence is not only sexy on women of all sizes, it is just as sexy on men of all sizes :)

/loved him dearly before but this thread has brought to light that it's ok to be attracted to a skinny guy even with his issues and mine
//Thanks, Fark!
 
2013-08-21 10:48:59 AM

robertus: dr_blasto:  Days morphia

Daysmorphia is when you keep thinking it's Thursday, even though it's only Wednesday, right?

/How is it only Wednesday?
//HumpDayeyaye


Lol at my autocorrect.
 
2013-08-21 10:50:55 AM

Witness99: browntimmy: Witness99: Don't you guys know that women don't like hugely bulked up men and we think you're all gay? NTTAWAT.

It does seem like the only people they're impressing is other dude bodybuilders.

Yes. Well actually, they're more like in a race with themselves.

I've been a woman a long time, and I can never remember liking the bulked up look. I feel the same about women (and I kind of go back and forth with my sexual preference). To me, bodies are sexier and more sensual with a little meat on the bones (as opposed to rock hard massive muscle, which feels like concrete and kind of hurts). I don't think it's sexy, it doesn't make want to have sex.

I might be unusual, but the men that turn me on are biggish and kind of soft teddy bear types. I want them to be healthy and active, but not obsessive over muscle and steroids.

You guys are so lucky...women don't usually "studman69" over your looks. If you have good partner skills, you've got it made.


I don't necessarily dislike the way muscles look, but I find what they represent troubling. If you have to lift 3 hours a day to keep your look, that's three hours a day that person doesn't spend reading, or socializing, or on a prospective partner. Likewise, I've never understood men into highly preened women. Sure, they look nice in a magazine, but if she spends three hours fixing her hair, do you think she's going to run around sweating and hiking, and she's not spending that time on something that I would care about more, like the muscle man. So basically, I take sculpted muscles on men and perfect hair and makeup on women to be signs of a vain idiot. Which is fine I guess, if you're into that kind of thing.

\I used to swim 20 hours a week, so I understand dedication to a sport. Somehow the lifting thing strikes me as more vanity, and at my age, maybe I'm not interested in the constantly training athlete, anyway.
\\An aunt spends 2-3 hours coiffing her hair. It makes my head hurt to even contemplate. My MIL gets frustrated with me because I don't own a hair dryer (I got used to wet hair as a swimmer).
 
2013-08-21 10:57:48 AM
Probably the distinction to make between bodybuilding as a hobby and bodybuilding as a mental disorder is, aside from a very distorted self image, is that the obsession will be making a real negative impact on your life. It doesn't have to be health related. That's something personal that likely only you and those who know you can recognize.
 
2013-08-21 11:01:14 AM

Qellaqan: If you have to lift 3 hours a day to keep your look, that's three hours a day that person doesn't spend reading, or socializing, or on a prospective partner.


A good lifting routine should take between 30-60 minutes. Anything else and the person probably has a case of farkarounditis. Unless you're training for a sport or competition there is no reason for a normal person to be in the gym longer than that.
 
2013-08-21 11:05:16 AM
It already has a name:  Male body dysmorphic disorder.

Nice research, Ric Romero.
 
2013-08-21 11:06:16 AM

StoPPeRmobile: dr_blasto: specialkae: Jeez.  If I could post a facepalm pic from my dinosaur of a computer I would.

My SO, aka old man, is so into this.  He's not only obsessed with working out, he has to stay thin too, even though he's got a little bit of a belly on him at age 42, took diet pills last year to get rid of about five pounds.  Drives me up the farkin' wall, it does and I've halfway wondered if he's not anorexic, but the man eats 2x as much as I do and doesn't puke it up, so that theory is dismissed.

His arms and shoulders are nice, I must say.  Guess it's okay for him to want to work out due to previous severe injuries, but there are some days/weeks that he just gets crazy over it and yammers constantly about it.  He's just got this weird fixation on muscle mass and has to keep himself within these crazy standards.

/yeah, I sound fat because I am

That's not a problem; when you get older it's perfectly natural to resist the stuff that comes along with it.

Engaging in sports almost always carries injury risk-if you've ever done something simple or for fun like roller skating, you could easily hurt yourself. You don't need to be full-on roller derby to break a wrist.

Guys that lift to get big probably still have significantly less risk than couch potatoes over time. Days morphia would come into play if the look in a mirror and still see the scrawny 14-year-old body instead of the heavily muscled 200-lb body that actually exists.



Why is 200 pounds, muscled, weird to you. There are plenty of hulking 300 pounders out there. 200 pounds is pure beta territory.


I never said it was weird.
 
2013-08-21 11:07:02 AM

specialkae: StoPPeRmobile:


Why is 200 pounds, muscled, weird to you. There are plenty of hulking 300 pounders out there. 200 pounds is pure beta territory.

Current SO is in the 165 lb area.  Tall, thin.  My ex-husband ranged up into 300+ lbs and I dropped his sorry ass one day when he snuck up on me doing dishes and grabbed my ass.  No problem with bigger guys.  In fact, it's a bit weird to be with a tall, thin man when I am short and fat, but...Okay there's no explaining this in this thread, but it is weird and took me the better part of a year to get over it.  I generally prefer larger men and it's an odd shift for me to be with someone so thinly built but I think I can deal with it.

Men.  Please listen even though I am full of hot air most of the time.  Women don't necessarily have the same expectations as you do.  We may love heavy guys, muscley guys, thin guys, whatever.  If you have that winning smile, charm, wit, or the magic touch, we will fall in love with you and keep you.  You don't have to outweigh us, just be nice and respect us and it's all good.  Few women expect an Atlas or Achilles in their bed, and while it's nice, well.  We just don't expect it.  Be fat, be skinny.  Be whatever in between, but confidence is not only sexy on women of all sizes, it is just as sexy on men of all sizes :)

/loved him dearly before but this thread has brought to light that it's ok to be attracted to a skinny guy even with his issues and mine
//Thanks, Fark!


I don't understand, are you saying you do or don't need WIE
 
2013-08-21 11:08:49 AM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: "Creatine may cause severe muscle cramping, diarrhea and dizziness."

 I have never even heard of creatine having a side effect like these.


You can if you're dumb enough to not drink water with it.  Article and author are stupid and lacking definition.
 
2013-08-21 11:20:51 AM

kaseyfarksdaladies: BraveNewCheneyWorld: "Creatine may cause severe muscle cramping, diarrhea and dizziness."

 I have never even heard of creatine having a side effect like these.

You can if you're dumb enough to not drink water with it.  Article and author are stupid and lacking definition.


You can't just bake it in brownies and mix it in oatmeal? Gotta get those macros brah.
 
2013-08-21 11:22:14 AM

kaseyfarksdaladies: Article and author are stupid and lacking definition


This was my first thought

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2013-08-21 11:27:33 AM
"Bigorexia"

www.roflzoo.com
 
2013-08-21 11:27:42 AM

Carth: You can't just bake it in brownies and mix it in oatmeal? Gotta get those macros brah.


love the BodyBuilding recipes


Anytime a body builder/fitness chick/serious athlete tells you something tastes wonderful you have to understand they are grading on a major curve.
 
2013-08-21 11:31:07 AM

Qellaqan: Witness99: browntimmy: Witness99: Don't you guys know that women don't like hugely bulked up men and we think you're all gay? NTTAWAT.

It does seem like the only people they're impressing is other dude bodybuilders.

Yes. Well actually, they're more like in a race with themselves.

I've been a woman a long time, and I can never remember liking the bulked up look. I feel the same about women (and I kind of go back and forth with my sexual preference). To me, bodies are sexier and more sensual with a little meat on the bones (as opposed to rock hard massive muscle, which feels like concrete and kind of hurts). I don't think it's sexy, it doesn't make want to have sex.

I might be unusual, but the men that turn me on are biggish and kind of soft teddy bear types. I want them to be healthy and active, but not obsessive over muscle and steroids.

You guys are so lucky...women don't usually "studman69" over your looks. If you have good partner skills, you've got it made.

I don't necessarily dislike the way muscles look, but I find what they represent troubling. If you have to lift 3 hours a day to keep your look, that's three hours a day that person doesn't spend reading, or socializing, or on a prospective partner. Likewise, I've never understood men into highly preened women. Sure, they look nice in a magazine, but if she spends three hours fixing her hair, do you think she's going to run around sweating and hiking, and she's not spending that time on something that I would care about more, like the muscle man. So basically, I take sculpted muscles on men and perfect hair and makeup on women to be signs of a vain idiot. Which is fine I guess, if you're into that kind of thing.

\I used to swim 20 hours a week, so I understand dedication to a sport. Somehow the lifting thing strikes me as more vanity, and at my age, maybe I'm not interested in the constantly training athlete, anyway.
\\An aunt spends 2-3 hours coiffing her hair. It makes my head hurt to even contemplate. My MIL gets frustrated with me because I don't own a hair dryer (I got used to wet hair as a swimmer).


Totally agree. I used to run 5 miles a day...less stringent now. Time is best spent invested in a caring partner.
 
2013-08-21 11:34:30 AM

Carth: Qellaqan: If you have to lift 3 hours a day to keep your look, that's three hours a day that person doesn't spend reading, or socializing, or on a prospective partner.

A good lifting routine should take between 30-60 minutes. Anything else and the person probably has a case of farkarounditis. Unless you're training for a sport or competition there is no reason for a normal person to be in the gym longer than that.


This. I am in and out in 60 minutes, maybe 75 if I fark around a bit or rest more if it's a bad day
 
2013-08-21 11:37:12 AM
uber humper:

I don't understand, are you saying you do or don't need WIE

WIE is very helpful and welcome by most single farkettes.  I am biased and so do not seek them.

Please carry on gentlemen and take all the naughty pictures you want!
 
2013-08-21 11:38:49 AM

Witness99: Totally agree. I used to run 5 miles a day...less stringent now. Time is best spent invested in a caring partner.


5 miles a day sounds doable even with a family. Even at 8 minute miles that is only 40 minutes of exercise a day.
 
2013-08-21 11:41:15 AM
I don't obsess about getting bigger, but about being lean and cut. I do take a couple of test/hgh boostesr, deer antler spray, a multi-vitamin, whey protein, fish oil, eat low fat high protein meals and exercise 5 times a week in my back yard using just my body weight.

Haven't been measured but firgure I still have about 2-4% of body fat I'd like to shed. I've been at it about 9 months now, have lost about 30 pounds in that time. I figure in 6 more months or so I should be there.

But I have never had a desire to be big, just looks weird and uncomfortable
 
2013-08-21 11:43:26 AM
I thought the retarded neologism we came up for this was, "manorexia."

/checked; apparently that's a secondary definition, now *shrugs*
 
2013-08-21 11:44:27 AM

Carth: 5 miles a day sounds doable even with a family. Even at 8 minute miles that is only 40 minutes of exercise a day.


You gotta stretch.

So call it 50 minutes.
 
2013-08-21 11:51:44 AM
So would he have smallorexia???
focusflowmo.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-21 12:05:13 PM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: I don't obsess about getting bigger, but about being lean and cut. I do take a couple of test/hgh boostesr, deer antler spray, a multi-vitamin, whey protein, fish oil, eat low fat high protein meals and exercise 5 times a week in my back yard using just my body weight.

Haven't been measured but firgure I still have about 2-4% of body fat I'd like to shed. I've been at it about 9 months now, have lost about 30 pounds in that time. I figure in 6 more months or so I should be there.

But I have never had a desire to be big, just looks weird and uncomfortable


Deer antler spray does nothing. Your stomach acid breaks it down
 
2013-08-21 12:11:06 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Anytime a body builder/fitness chick/serious athlete tells you something tastes wonderful you have to understand they are grading on a major curve.


I have to disagree.  I think the chocolate almond milk/frozen banana/unflavored protein shake is pretty yummy.
 
2013-08-21 12:20:32 PM

machoprogrammer: TrainingWheelsNeeded: I don't obsess about getting bigger, but about being lean and cut. I do take a couple of test/hgh boostesr, deer antler spray, a multi-vitamin, whey protein, fish oil, eat low fat high protein meals and exercise 5 times a week in my back yard using just my body weight.

Haven't been measured but firgure I still have about 2-4% of body fat I'd like to shed. I've been at it about 9 months now, have lost about 30 pounds in that time. I figure in 6 more months or so I should be there.

But I have never had a desire to be big, just looks weird and uncomfortable

Deer antler spray does nothing. Your stomach acid breaks it down


www.repsmag.com
 
2013-08-21 12:22:50 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Anytime a body builder/fitness chick/serious athlete tells you something tastes wonderful you have to understand they are grading on a major curve.

I have to disagree.  I think the chocolate almond milk/frozen banana/unflavored protein shake is pretty yummy.


See odds are we agree. Wonderful and pretty yummy are miles apart. Some of that food is pretty yummy but none of it will touch bacon wrapped filet.
 
2013-08-21 12:28:45 PM

machoprogrammer: Deer antler spray does nothing. Your stomach acid breaks it down


bro-science
 
2013-08-21 12:34:25 PM
I developed a heart arrhythmia putting on too much mass, doing weightlifting and karate. Your heart doesn't really care if that weight is muscle or fat. When it reaches its max, it'll tell you to F off.
 
2013-08-21 12:39:51 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: BraveNewCheneyWorld: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Anytime a body builder/fitness chick/serious athlete tells you something tastes wonderful you have to understand they are grading on a major curve.

I have to disagree.  I think the chocolate almond milk/frozen banana/unflavored protein shake is pretty yummy.

See odds are we agree. Wonderful and pretty yummy are miles apart. Some of that food is pretty yummy but none of it will touch bacon wrapped filet.


*Realizing that I have been grading on a curve, shakes fist*  Goddammit, it's true.
 
2013-08-21 12:44:47 PM
i think there's a difference between people who goto the gym with a goal in mind and people who goto the gym because they've got nothing better to do with their lives

i used to know a guy who treated weight lifting like world of warcraft - just total obsession and really stunted his ability to deal with real life to the point that it led to divorce and etc. BUT that guy had personality issues that led to being obsessed with the gym

also getting big just for looks? eh, i think looks should be a nice side-effect and not necessarily the goal, ya know that whole chicken-leg syndrome

i think lots of people should lift to a certain degree, it's great for preventing injury
 
2013-08-21 12:58:50 PM
Solid conversation and remarkably little AW'ing.  What have you folks done with my Fark??
 
2013-08-21 12:59:13 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: *Realizing that I have been grading on a curve, shakes fist* Goddammit, it's true.


**Manly Hug**

It's alright. Sometimes you need an outsider looking in to see the problem.
 
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