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Fact or Fiction? - Bodybuilding a Longevity Risk



 
 
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Old November 25th 03, 03:42 PM
Bill Lumberg
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Any comments on this article?

"There seems to be a correlation between size and life expectancy.
The truly large people, not necessarily fat people don't live to the
100 mark. Really tall basketball type or naturally bulky. Perhaps
it's the stress on the organs supporting such a large frame. The
higher calorie requirement as recently being studied in life
longevity. But a visit to any rest home would show the larger are in
extreme minority. Building extremely huge muscles and maintaining
them into the twilight years would seem to be a risk. A more
reasonable approach would be of a Jack La Lane than that of a Hulk
Hogan. Fit, lean, and healthy eating."
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Old November 25th 03, 06:45 PM
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On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 13:21:45 -0600, Lyle McDonald
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perhaps folks who are genetically built big have a shorter lifespan,
perhaps any number of variables are interacting.


Like the fact that we let the small people live instead of eating their stringy
asses?


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Old November 25th 03, 07:21 PM
Lyle McDonald
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Bill Lumberg wrote:

Any comments on this article?

"There seems to be a correlation between size and life expectancy.
The truly large people, not necessarily fat people don't live to the
100 mark. Really tall basketball type or naturally bulky. Perhaps
it's the stress on the organs supporting such a large frame. The
higher calorie requirement as recently being studied in life
longevity. But a visit to any rest home would show the larger are in
extreme minority.


Ok up to this point. Maybe.
And then...

Building extremely huge muscles and maintaining
them into the twilight years would seem to be a risk.


A huge ****ing non-sequitur.

perhaps folks who are genetically built big have a shorter lifespan,
perhaps any number of variables are interacting.

That doesn't lead to the conclusion about building big muscles he drew.
Most people aren't going to get massive naturally anyhow.

Lyle
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Old November 25th 03, 07:31 PM
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On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 13:23:11 -0600, Lyle McDonald
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Dan Finn wrote:

On 25 Nov 2003 07:42:45 -0800, (Bill
Lumberg) wrote:

Any comments on this article?

"There seems to be a correlation between size and life expectancy.
The truly large people, not necessarily fat people don't live to the
100 mark. Really tall basketball type or naturally bulky. Perhaps
it's the stress on the organs supporting such a large frame. The
higher calorie requirement as recently being studied in life
longevity. But a visit to any rest home would show the larger are in
extreme minority. Building extremely huge muscles and maintaining
them into the twilight years would seem to be a risk. A more
reasonable approach would be of a Jack La Lane than that of a Hulk
Hogan. Fit, lean, and healthy eating."


I don't htink there is any doubt that a starvation diet is better for
longevity. But what k9ind of life are you living? As for the overall
size and life-span, the same is true in the dog world, the massive
breeds often average less then ten years of age, while the little
ankle biters will go well over 15.


And, then, of course, you have mice and rats which live a couple of
years (fruit flies have a livespan on the order of weeks) and elephants
which live something like 70.

If the correlation is with size, it's a **** poor one.


how do HYOOOGE rats compare in longevity to the 'average' sized rat?




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Old November 25th 03, 08:16 PM
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"Lyle McDonald" wrote in message
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Dan Finn wrote:

On 25 Nov 2003 07:42:45 -0800, (Bill
Lumberg) wrote:

Any comments on this article?

"There seems to be a correlation between size and life expectancy.
The truly large people, not necessarily fat people don't live to the
100 mark. Really tall basketball type or naturally bulky. Perhaps
it's the stress on the organs supporting such a large frame. The
higher calorie requirement as recently being studied in life
longevity. But a visit to any rest home would show the larger are in
extreme minority. Building extremely huge muscles and maintaining
them into the twilight years would seem to be a risk. A more
reasonable approach would be of a Jack La Lane than that of a Hulk
Hogan. Fit, lean, and healthy eating."


I don't htink there is any doubt that a starvation diet is better for
longevity. But what k9ind of life are you living? As for the overall
size and life-span, the same is true in the dog world, the massive
breeds often average less then ten years of age, while the little
ankle biters will go well over 15.


And, then, of course, you have mice and rats which live a couple of
years (fruit flies have a livespan on the order of weeks) and elephants
which live something like 70.

If the correlation is with size, it's a **** poor one.

Lyle
b/c the correlation isn't with size


Yeah but the question is do small elephants live longer than large ones.



 




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