i've noticed that in the past 5 years, my generation's views on what is muscular has gone insane.
in 5th grade, i remember looking at pics of arnold wit my friends and being in awe.
now, everyone is after the skinny look. 3 "scary" examples below.
i remember a year ago one of my friends said he wanted to be "ripped". i asked him how much he weighed. 117 lbs@5ft10; his body's probably starving and he wants to be more cut. he took fat burners, did 1000 (no joke!)crunches a day, and ate 500 calories a day.
he had to go to the hospital a month later and was practically anorexic. all the crunches gave him back pain, so much that he quit the football team. he's 140 lbs@5ft11 now.
a week ago, me and my friends saw another set of pics of arnold. the responses were, "he's fat", "he probably has high cholesterol because i heard he ate a lot of meat". the best one:
"i heard his biceps exploded from the steroids."
this is what teenagers think of muscular men nowadays.
2 years ago, we were learning about the holocaust in 9th grade social studies. me and my freind had this conversation:
friend: "amandeep, i heard holocaust survivors were ripped when they were found. i even saw some pictures and they have awesome abs"
me: "that's not abs that's ribs. they were nearly dead when found and some died later because of malnutrition"
friend:"say whatever you want but they were more jacked than you"
WTF is wrong with my generation!
is muscle really viewed as bad!?
now the question:
WHAT CAUSED THE ANOREXIC LOOK TO BE VIEWED BETTER THAN THE MUSCULAR LOOK?