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Very interesting, I wonder what this kid will be or even look like when he grows up. Being in my home state I’d like to see this kid someday.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070530/strong_toddler_070530/20070530?hub=Health

Wow, standing up two days after being born? That’s insane.

Fuck, I wouldn’t mind having that ‘rare condition’. Hey, Biotest Myostat comes to mind, thing got banned right…?

It will be interesting to see if the strength continues and if he is able to grow to full height and brain function. As they mentioned in the article he needs bodyfat for growth.

Also, they said they found 100 adults who have this condition…where have they been hiding?? You would have thought they would be in pro sports, bodybuilding, something.

[quote]CrewPierce wrote:
It will be interesting to see if the strength continues and if he is able to grow to full height and brain function. As they mentioned in the article he needs bodyfat for growth.

Also, they said they found 100 adults who have this condition…where have they been hiding?? You would have thought they would be in pro sports, bodybuilding, something. [/quote]

I think I must have the same condition. I’m incredible. Once I did 20 push ups in a row.

[quote]MODOK wrote:
Majin wrote:
Fuck, I wouldn’t mind having that ‘rare condition’. Hey, Biotest Myostat comes to mind, thing got banned right…?

Na, it just didn’t work, so they took it off the market.

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No, it seemed to work. It got smeared by another company, so it’s damaged goods now. I believe TC mentioned it in another thread…can’t remember which one.

“Liam has given his mother a black eye and once punched a hole in the plaster wall during a tantrum. “That’s called attitude,” his mother said.”

Uh-oh.


has anyone seen the type of cow that was refered to in that article ‘The Belgian Blue’ it is selectivly bread to have the genetic disease.

This bull it incapable of mounting a cow to reproduce without human intervention, and its meat is so lean it is without flavour and only sells to a neche market. selective breading is a poor mans genetic modification, soon bodybuilders could have that gene turned off and explode in a hypertrophy-tastic nuclear bomb.

Interesting. I hope his family doesn’t turn this kid into a guinea pig. at least try to let him live a normal childhood

I’ve seen plenty of kids like this.

How many countries are gonna be pissed when this kid enters the Olympics?!!!

I wonder too about height stunting, you guys think that could be a factor? When I was 15 and started lifting, I was always told not to go to hard or heavy not to stunt my growth.

I wonder how tall this kid will get, but then again looking at that cow it doesn’t seem to have a problem. It looks to have the same height as a regular cow just huge! Which will this kid be so muscular it looks sick?! They say 50% more muscle than an average person, but is that cow 50% bigger than an average cow?

Let me be the first.

I am calling bullshit.

Don’t get too excited for Myostatin supplements. John Hopkins is on the forefront of genetic research. Their ability to replicate this kind of growth in test animals is do to a tremendous amount of knowledge and technology geared towards manipulating genes.

I find it hard to believe that any supplement manufacturer (sorry Biotest) has the means to replicate the kind of work that researchers in the field have done, let alone deliver it in a more efficient way (these results take manipulation on a near genetic level).

Maybe in ten years. Not now.

[quote]jp_dubya wrote:
Let me be the first.

I am calling bullshit.[/quote]

just type in “myostatin” in google, you’ll find plenty of medical studies, etc about his, its real.

[quote]jp_dubya wrote:
Let me be the first.

I am calling bullshit.[/quote]

Agreed…the part about him being able to stand two days after birth?? when he was 4 weeks premature, with a hole in his heart and those other ailments??

Come on…anybody who has ever seen a newborn knows they barely open their eyes two days after they are born…and that has nothing to do with how strong they are.

[quote]Irish Muscle wrote:
why the hell dont they make a video of the kid showing his strength?

hes probably strong alright but unless i see him punching holes in walls im going to assume there is a certain amount of exxageration here.

i hope to fuck that NO ONE ever makes a proper myostatin supplement.

Imagine how boring weightlifting would be, knowing that every one could get big without effort in the gym?

all the average emo fags could take some myostatin blockers and blow up to twice their muscle mass without even training, they would be pretty big then, and natural bodybuilders would have nothing to show for their work.

this sucks[/quote]

Agreed with just about everything you said.

I can understand not putting video of the kid on the internet - the parents are concerned with retaining at least a modicum of anonymity for the kid.

I do have an idea, though, for how actual weightlifters could be seperate by emo fucks if there ever was a myostatin blocker - the ability to move weight.

Plus those douches would only take it to the point where they looked like Brad Pitt - you know, they wouldn’t want to get too huge.

[quote]BabyBuster wrote:
Don’t get too excited for Myostatin supplements. John Hopkins is on the forefront of genetic research. Their ability to replicate this kind of growth in test animals is do to a tremendous amount of knowledge and technology geared towards manipulating genes.

I find it hard to believe that any supplement manufacturer (sorry Biotest) has the means to replicate the kind of work that researchers in the field have done, let alone deliver it in a more efficient way (these results take manipulation on a near genetic level).

Maybe in ten years. Not now.[/quote]

You do not need to manipulate genes to block myostatin. Just keep it from getting to the receptor. Wyeth has a myostatin blocker in clinical trials to treat muscular dystrophy. It’s an antibody that binds to myostatin and keeps it from interacting with receptors.

Is the part about the toddler doing the iron cross really that rare? I could have swore just about all my nieces and nephews could do that. Kids are like monkeys, I’m amazed at the stuff they can do.

[quote]Dabubzilla wrote:
BabyBuster wrote:
Don’t get too excited for Myostatin supplements. John Hopkins is on the forefront of genetic research. Their ability to replicate this kind of growth in test animals is do to a tremendous amount of knowledge and technology geared towards manipulating genes.

I find it hard to believe that any supplement manufacturer (sorry Biotest) has the means to replicate the kind of work that researchers in the field have done, let alone deliver it in a more efficient way (these results take manipulation on a near genetic level).

Maybe in ten years. Not now.

You do not need to manipulate genes to block myostatin. Just keep it from getting to the receptor. Wyeth has a myostatin blocker in clinical trials to treat muscular dystrophy. It’s an antibody that binds to myostatin and keeps it from interacting with receptors.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=20441 [/quote]

In the original (and most dramatic) studies the gene that codes for myostatin was completely nullified in the (like it is in the humans wit hthis deficiency).

I’d be very curious to see how this trial turns out, as there have been no results released yet.

“He’s already eating me out of house and home.”

Eww

-dizzle