Documentary "Bigger, Stronger, Faster"

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    Nov 20, 2011 9:03 PM GMT
    I just finished watching a fascinating documentary by Chris Bell (pretty hot guy who also starred as the narrator) about the use, misuse and misinformation about steroid use in America. What made it interesting is that when you finished, you were educated but you didn't finish the movie with questions answered. This complex issue was unresolved.

    Have any of you guys seen it? Do you understand with my conclusion? He informed, but the viewer still is required to make his/her own value judgement. I think that is a good documentary.
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    Nov 21, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    Saw it a while back. It was interesting.

    Did you hear that Christian Boeving lost his product endorsement deal because of what he said during his interview?
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    Nov 21, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    Yeah - I saw it as well...

    I was hoping for an informative documentary and got a glimpse into a few select people's lives. Was interesting, but not what I had hoped. Too many "reality TV" qualities for me.
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    Nov 21, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    Alpha_Muscle saidI just finished watching a fascinating documentary by Chris Bell (pretty hot guy who also starred as the narrator) about the use, misuse and misinformation about steroid use in America. What made it interesting is that when you finished, you were educated but you didn't finish the movie with questions answered. This complex issue was unresolved.

    Have any of you guys seen it? Do you understand with my conclusion? He informed, but the viewer still is required to make his/her own value judgement. I think that is a good documentary.


    I understand what you are saying, while you think that he "informed", some people may think that he presented an other point of view. that is exactly his intention. the documentary has provided unbiased opinion and a venue for awareness and debate.

    i remember seeing the film and someone said long the lines of "if you have to take steroids to keep your job, would you do it? " a buff guy right next to me immediately said "if you have to take roids to barely keep your job in sports, its probably not a good career path for you, its a competitive career and a lot of people in the business are naturally gifted with great genetics and its hard to compete with that if you dont have no matter what you do."

    so yes, different people take different messages from the firm.
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    Nov 21, 2011 4:09 AM GMT
    I agree, he "debunks" some of the myths so to speak but gives absolutely no information to actually make the decision that the documentary was made for.
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    Nov 30, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    It's a brilliant doc and provides a solid examination of the issues and prejudices surrounding testosterone use and American's misguided beliefs conerning its use. The only place he failed to adequately address waas the boy who comitted suicide shortly after starting and SSRI for depression. In some people, the SSRI has the opposite effect and they become a danger to themselves and others in the violent and/or suicidal meanings (this is why if you take an SSRI your pharamcy gives you an FDA mandated notice about suicidal ideation from such antidepressants. Testoserone use did not casue his son to take his life, very likely the newly started SSRI did. He showed all the classic signs there. For more on that issue see Richard DeGrandpre's excellent "Cult of Pharmacology" (Chapter 2 "The Cult of the SSRI") from Duke Medical Press.

    The reailty BSF reveal is that the polticians hijacked an issue without any supporting medical evidence, made a law the FDA AMA and DEA all told them not to... and the the evidence that has come out since then (starting with a 1996 NEJM study) does NOT support the government's position on testosterone use--quite the opposite, in fact.