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11-07-2018, 08:58 PM
 
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Hey jaymo,

I was not able to access anything from what you had placed. Please resubmit.

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11-12-2018, 12:14 PM
 
I think this is what he was trying to post

http://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-...a38256f04d76cf
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Hello Free,

Thank You. I had no idea. Not even remotely of the price some of these men pay. Was it really worth it? There is only one person that really knows.

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People can get hooked on all kinds of emotionally and physically destructive activities. It's a "role" and identity thing!

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11-12-2018, 11:08 PM
 
I suspect that if they haven't already, the mental health community will come up with a name for extreme pursuits of fitness that in the end are very unhealthy.

I think if these people that end up in the same boat as Ronnie, can truly look back an their life and say they'd do it all again knowing what they know now, they truly are suffering a mental illness.

For the most part I don't think they'd all do it over again, maybe some but I also think it's fashionable to have "no regrets".

Just once I'd like to hear "yeah, what a dumb ass, thinking I could do X and not be negatively impacted long term. What was I thinking?"
 
 
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Hello Everyone,

I was once talking with Jack King about the extreme injuries that he sustained as a result of Olympic style weight lifting and then bodybuilding with heavy weights.

His response was interesting. First of all he stated that if he had it to do all over again that he would because as he put it, "You have no idea of how it feels to be standing in the victors circle. Nothing even compares to it. So do I regret it and would I do it again? No I don't and you bet I would."

He then added a statement that I think put a lot of things into perspective. He said, "The only thing I regret is that there wasn't a way to get what I had without injuring myself."

The bottom line is that Jack was very clear about the injuries he sustained but felt that the pain and suffering was simply the price one had to pay for the adulation he received.

Like I said, 'As relates to the 'Was it worth it' question, only the individual can answer that question for himself.

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I first realized how serious competitors in bodybuilding were when I heard of them catheterizing themselves and filling their bladders with "clean" urine to beat the drug tests 20 + years ago.

I suspect perhaps the only way to curtail some of the extreme behavior is to shame the athletes. For instance an athlete sets a record, but is found to be on peds, then he gets and asterisk by the record and it isn't considered as honorable as a record achieved without peds. I'm thinking specifically home run record here. This example can't apply to sports that disallow the record due to the peds.
 
 
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