How far are you willing to take it?
How important is looking good to you…?
Where do you draw the line??
- diet pills…?
- extreme diets…?
- starving yourself…?
- obsessing over your biceps…?
Unfortunately, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is more common than you’d think, and is defined as:
A mental disorder characterized by an obsessive preoccupation that some aspect of one’s own appearance is severely flawed and warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it.
Listen below to learn more:
Betterhumanology Podcast: Season 2 Episode 28
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This week on the podcast we start by answering a few listener questions:
- How do you scale for masters athletes?
- Is Olympic Lifting for everyone?
- How do you add Olympic lifting to any program?
- What’s better; active or static recovery?
- How aggressive should a warm-up be?
- How do I get more pull-ups?
Then we get to an email we got from a listener:
I’ve struggled over the years with body image. I was never happy with the way I looked and the way I felt…so I started working out. I tried all kinds of different programs and eating styles, but was never truly happy with how I looked. This was all through my 20’s. In my 30’s those feelings got worse…I decided to do something that to this day I’m not proud of. I began taking steroids. I took oral steroids and eventually started using injections. I started liking the way I looked so I took more (I had no clue what I was doing). I never cycled off properly and now suffer the consequences of that. I haven’t taken steroids in 5 years, but the consequences are I have almost completely shut down my natural testosterone production and now am monitored by a doctor and given testosterone injections just to have a normal level.
Which leads to a very interesting conversation this week!
This Week’s Better Human Bullets
Fitness challenge & Mental Toughness challenge…
This week, every day start your day with a 2 min cold shower (you can go from hot first, then cold) followed by max repetitions push-ups. This combination will make it near impossible to have a bad morning 🙂
This week, I recommend the book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by .
New Habit Recommendation for Sleep, or your…Sleep Habit Checklist:
- Don’t look at a clock…ever!
- Go to bed at a certain time, even on the weekends.
- Wake up at a certain time, even on the weekends.
- Cut the screens 30 minutes before bed.
Thanks for listening!