This may sound like a repeat of what I have written before but I have to doubt if bodybuilding or building of the body whether through ‘strength training’ or ‘bodybuilding’ is good for us.
Studies indicate increased calorie consumption accelerates aging and smaller people seem to outlive big ones.[/quote]
Probably - i know that my heart will have to work harder to supply my body than it would if i stayed around 150lbs.
But i personally am not bodybuilding for life extension.[quote]
Other things of concern are:
-sitting and walking around with a stretched out, protruding waist all the time from the constant food consumption[/quote]
What? Bulking - even for someone who need to gain 70lbs - does not last indefinitely.[quote]
-the joint strain from carrying ‘excess’ weight[/quote]
This is true of someone who eats too much but does not weight training.[quote]
-the heart and internal organ stress from having to supply extra blood, oxygen etc.[/quote]
Stress that is adapted to over time with strengthening of the myocardium itself. Read: Cardio-vascular heath.[quote]
-strain, wear and tear from progressively larger weights[/quote]
No doubt - powerlifters are very injury prone, but again not only are the iron sports at an extreme level not about life extension, a general bodybuilding lifestyle IS very health concious.
Progression of exercise cannot be considered a ‘bad’ thing - and challenginjg the body with resisted movement (to a point) is prescribed by doctors.[quote]
-flexibility drain from shortening of the muscles through motions as well as hypertrophy[/quote]
Stretching is the answer to this.[quote]
-time spent feeding[/quote]
I have no comment for this fucking point[quote]
-the inevitable fat gain from bulking leading to self-denial about body composition or frustration about progress and looks[/quote]
Then you are doing something wrong. bulking is not a means to get fat. it is a means to increase muscle size with as little increase in fat as possible.[quote]
I know all of these factors can be controlled to an extent but not entirely. I believe I would personally feel the best weighing 160 pounds or less at 5’11. Unfortunately that does not allow me to live up to the pressures set by the media as well as women and men. [/quote]
I opened this thread expecting a debate about the REAL issues of bueing more muscualr than average - stereotypes etc…
Instead i found a bitch about health concerns that are attributed to morbid obesity.
Get a grip, and make it a little more specific to the forum next time.