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Bodybuilding Growing in Iraq

Interesting

http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2008/06/15/held_down_for_years_bodybuilding_industry_gets_pumped_up/

That’s a cheap ass fee. 15 bucks a month? I pay 20 a week.

Odd twist and turn of historical events when you consider the bodybuilding scene in Baghdad from the book “Pumping Iron”.

lol@ He trains bodybuilders and administers steroids, which he injects himself.

“I cannot give it to someone who is new,” explained the 24-year-old high school dropout. “After two or three months I begin giving it to him.”

“Even if there are mortars, even if there are sand storms, people come in and exercise,” Ridha said. Adil’s business, which opened two years ago, now has two locations in Baghdad.

And here I thought Branch Warren and his buddy throwin’ plates around was hardcore!