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A 23-year-old male asked:

is there any side effect of bodybuilding?

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Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Sort of: Building muscle mass and losing fat is healthy to a point. When taken to the extreme you could have nutritional and endocrine problems. Body building should otherwise be ok just in moderation and with good cross training.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Being happy: It's a great gift to yourself. Choose the natural route -- most women prefer it, it's not cheating or breaking the law, and you won't go crazy on the medicines and do something you'll regret. If you get obsessed with working out, it's a problem, but the casual gym guy is a happier man than the average couch-potato, and is respected and generally liked. And you make quality friends.

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Hello, i've been bodybuilding off and on now for 18 years now. I was thinking of going on a 4 week cycle of a prohormone stack. Is this a good idea?

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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
No: Taking hormones for body building is a bad idea. There are too many potential side effects.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can bodybuilding exercises stop our growth?

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
No : That is a myth.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Sir i'm planning to start igf for bodybuilding so its good?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Pricey herbals: Very glad you're lifting; it's great for you & those around you. If you believed the claims made for herbals for guys like you, you'd be reading uncritically; the sellers know you've invested much time and effort & hope you'll throw money at a dubious hope. The scientific papers lend little support for supplements beyond creatine & protein powder. Hope you avoid steroids. Good luck!
A 37-year-old member asked:

Which is the preferred book or dvd for routine bodybuilding?

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Dr. Rashid Khan
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Many choices: Personal favorite is arnold's encyclopedia of bodybuilding.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you please discuss the quick, easy to prepare foods for bodybuilding?

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Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Lean proteins: If you want to build muscle, you need protein to supply the body as it repairs after lifting sessions. Lean meats such as chicken, turkey, eggs, sirloin, and fish are good choices. Good carbs like sweet potatoes or berries will also help restore glycogen stores post workout. You can supplement with whey protein as well for convenience, but always try to eat real food.

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