Anyone else watch "Skinny guys and muscle men" on BBC3?

  • Rowing_Ant

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    Nov 22, 2012 9:51 AM GMT
    REALLY interesting programme following two skinny guys who want to bulk up and two ex-body builders (one of which was just uglee, nasty horribly steroidal looking) who wanted to tone-down one so he was fitter to spend time with his daughter and the other to be a personal trainer.

    It was interesting looking at the two body builders as one (the ugly steroid guy) was addicted to the gymn for whatever reason (self confidence and an outlet for his competatve streak) and how selfish they thought theyd been competing. Whilst hte skinny guys both wanted to gain self confidence and increase their perceived attractiveness but didnt really work on their programmes.

    It's part of a series of programmes on the Beeb about body image etc.

    I'd really recommend it!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 22, 2012 12:16 PM GMT
    Yes I saw it - the Bristol muscle guy took it too far though in my opinion, he ended up losing 4 stone, I think if he'd lost 3 he would have looked far better.

    He ended up with a really low bodyfat and just looked ill and gaunt in the face. I think he aged 10 years!

    The more bloated bodybuilder guy looked much better after though, if he just learnt to concentrate on his own workout and form (some of what he was doing was poor IMO) and cut his calories he'd have a good body I think.

    The skinny guys just didn't have the discipline to go from nothing to such a regime, they should have built up to it gradually, that wasn't right for them, I'm not surprised they found it hard to stick to.
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    Nov 22, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00yllmv
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    Nov 22, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    For a skinny guy to frequent the gym to gain some mass, I understand. For a beefy guy to gain definition, I understand. For a hugey to get huger? Not so much.
  • bigtallguy

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    Nov 22, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
    sounds interesting.

    anyone know where I can stream it outside the UK?

  • Rowing_Ant

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    Nov 22, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    Pure saidYes I saw it - the Bristol muscle guy took it too far though in my opinion, he ended up losing 4 stone, I think if he'd lost 3 he would have looked far better.

    He ended up with a really low bodyfat and just looked ill and gaunt in the face. I think he aged 10 years!

    The more bloated bodybuilder guy looked much better after though, if he just learnt to concentrate on his own workout and form (some of what he was doing was poor IMO) and cut his calories he'd have a good body I think.

    The skinny guys just didn't have the discipline to go from nothing to such a regime, they should have built up to it gradually, that wasn't right for them, I'm not surprised they found it hard to stick to.


    Yeah he looked really drawn, ill almost. But I think taking things "too far" almost is part of his personality.

    The other guy looked better I admit but I dont think he'd be good as a PT because he did appear to be very "me me me"......
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    Nov 22, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    And once you have gotten to 350lbs, exactly what is left? What is the goal? It makes no one more secure about their insecurities.
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    Nov 24, 2012 6:04 AM GMT
    Found this - probably the most interesting two minutes out of the entire hour: