Does anyone else watch this? I know I'm a bit of a lad when it comes to my tv watching habits, but I'm totally obsessed with it. The reason I'm asking if y'all watch it is because on the ep that I watched tonight there is a guy on the episode I'm watching right now that recovered from the depths of ana (m-ana - LOL, manorexia, yes I know I shouldn't joke) because of the show. Basically he saw the show and how the perfect athletic body is strong and capable, so he gained 60lbs of muscle in 6 months. On the face of it, one might say that this is inspirational. But... My thoughts on the matter tend to be a little bit more cynical and the idea that one can recover from going from one extreme (skinny) to another extreme (kick-ass athlete) in that amount of time... Doesn't it sound like 'recovery' to me. But then again, I'm not a shrink, nor do I know him - but knowing what I know about this, I'm cynical. Anyway, judge for yourselves - his name is Brant Axt. This to me is particularly the case because his anorexia stemmed from believing that skinny is the way an athlete is meant to look, then on discovering that an athlete should look differently, he went straight to that extreme. I mean I dunno - am I just being a dick?
What do you guys think?
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