Here’s another scary article on the “dangers” of bodybuilding from the BBC.
Every time I see an article like this, I have a Pink Floyd flashback.
Now you’d think, in an age where obesity rates for young people are skyrocketing, that the “experts” would be applauding these young men…they want to be fit and look good – what’s wrong with that?! Pumping iron sure beats the hell out of sitting slackjawed in front of the tube. Rather than clutching their pearls and getting the vapors over teenaged boys “…losing some of their innocence”, these “experts” should be working with them to make sure that they have their diets straight, and don’t overtrain or injure themselves.
And – needless to state – they should be encouraging teenaged girls to hit the gym too!
Former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals, freelance writer and researcher, writing on bodybuilding nutrition and supplements