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tfw can't take a cold shower because you live in a desert and your faucet literally doesn't produce cold water
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dat never ending bulk

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/08/16/bigorexia-could-come-with-serious-side-effects/
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It has often been perceived that women are constantly fixated on their diets. Now, a growing number of men have become obsessed with “bulking up.”

The new trend has been called “bigorexia” and it could come with some serious health consequences.

Early in his career, personal trainer Alfonso Moretti was obsessed with building his own muscles.

“It takes over your life. Every decision you make becomes the workout and how your body looks. I used to track and weigh every single ounce of food that went in my body. I used to wake up at 3 o’clock in the morning to drink protein shakes. I never missed a workout, ever, ever, ever,” he told CBS 2′s Maurice Dubois.

As many as 45-percent of men have fallen victim to bigorexia or muscle dysmorphia, according to Dr. Michele Kerulis the director of sports & health psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

“I can remember as young as 13 or 14, looking at some of these muscle magazines, and I was conditioned to think that’s what a man looked like. Big shoulders, big legs, just big muscles with veins everywhere,” Moretti said.

The emotional impact can be devastating.

“We see psychological abnormalities, including irritability, angry outbursts, which sometimes people would call ‘roid rage.’ We see depression sometimes, mania,” Dr. Kerulis said.

The excessive exercising could put men at a higher risk for physical injury, too.

“I had a ruptured disc in my neck and it basically paralyzed me on the right side of my body,” Moretti explained.

The injuries caused by bigorexia can range from muscle strains and stress factors to organ failure.

“Individuals who have bigorexia, a lot of them tend to use supplements and if you overdose on these supplements without having a balanced diet you can develop kidney and liver failure and as that happens you may need a liver or kidney transplant or you could eventually die,” explained Dr. Selene Parekh an associate professor at Duke University.

Moretti underwent surgery for his injury and said that it was a wake-up call. Now, he helps other men avoid bigorexia by training them with realistic workouts and goals for his body.

“I look back now and I see those pictures and I’m like ‘wow,’ like I would never want to look like that guy,” he said.

The disorder is treatable with behavior therapy and supervised exercise treatments, according to experts.
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Glad to see that Duke is holding their professors to the highest standards teacha.gif
post #32974 of 57266
Doesn't this already have a real name? Muscle dysmorphia. Bigorexia is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
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I feel like Lane Norton would probably have a good quote in reply to that article. Something like screaming "OBSESSED IS HOW NOBODIES WHO WOULDN'T SACRIFICE TO WIN VIEW THE DEDICATED."
post #32976 of 57266
Ive never seen anyone deadlift with such a wide grip, why does he do this? Seems like it would be very uncomfortable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWB2ml0aUDg
post #32977 of 57266
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Ive never seen anyone deadlift with such a wide grip, why does he do this? Seems like it would be very uncomfortable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWB2ml0aUDg

because he is a god, that's why
post #32978 of 57266
He's doing snatch grip deads. It's a way to do it.
post #32979 of 57266
hes got the perfect blend of aesthetics and strength in my opinion
post #32980 of 57266
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Ive never seen anyone deadlift with such a wide grip, why does he do this? Seems like it would be very uncomfortable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWB2ml0aUDg

http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=4943293
post #32981 of 57266
unsurprisingly that article is total shit
post #32982 of 57266
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

hes got the perfect blend of aesthetics and strength in my opinion

More like the perfect blend of genetics and having a government support your lifestyle and drug needs to be a tanned and jacked god.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

More like the perfect blend of genetics and having a government support your lifestyle and drug needs to be a tanned and jacked god.

Yea...its ok im also jealous

now this...this is wtf. i dont know what i just watched but admittedly it was pretty awesome
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