The Georgetown University paper has a section with articles from other schools’ papers. The Oklahoma State Daily O’Collegian has an article talking about male eating disorders and toward the beginning says: “Males are falling victim to a recently named disorder - muscle dysmorphia, also known as bigorexia, the conviction that one is too small, according to the site (MenStuff, mentioned earlier). This syndrome is marked by an obsession with the size and shape of the body, constant working out and weightlifting [even if one isnt involved in sports] and the use of supplements to “bulk up,” according o the site. A subject of much speculation and study, eating disorders are symptomatic of deep social, emotional and psychological conflicts.” The article’s wording IMHO is rather condescending toward the “bigorexics” while being very supportive of the anorexics.
My first instinct is to say that the author of this article probably dropped her chocolate covered bacon all over the rough draft, but realistically I know anything can be taken too far to the level of obsession. I know a lot of people here, most, have competed in sports or have been lifting weights for much longer than I have, and was curious to know where you would draw the line between extreme dedication and obsession, if there is one. Especially the coaches on here (Davies, Thibideaux, Alessi), who’ve probably run into this if anyone here has.