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Old 03-31-2009, 11:12 AM   #1
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Toddler could do an iron cross at 5 months old...

(WFS) http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...0530?hub=WFive

This kid has a rare genetic condition that gives him 40% more muscle mass than a normal person.

The article says that the kid has already given his mother a black eye, and punched a hole through a plaster wall! haha

Edit: I realize this article is a bit old... but it just showed up on a website I frequent.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:14 AM   #2
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Re: Toddler could do an iron cross at 5 months old...

Kid sounds like something out of a comic book Thats crazy, wow.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:23 PM   #3
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Re: Toddler could do an iron cross at 5 months old...

I ran across the same thing a few years ago...w/f safe http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/24/sc...%20blue&st=cse

they took down the pictures of the kids calfs, which were HUGE. They also had pictures of the Belgium blue cows...w/f safe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_Blue
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:12 PM   #4
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Re: Toddler could do an iron cross at 5 months old...

Man I wish I had condition instead of the Poland's syndrome that I was born with. FYI - deformed left hand and less muscle mass in the left side of my chest. At least my case is minor, but man I would I easily swap conditions.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:20 PM   #5
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Re: Toddler could do an iron cross at 5 months old...

In the article, they mentioned abuse by athletes, what would happen if athletes got there hands on something that reduce myostatin protein. Why is every perfromance enhancing technique considered abuse?
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:22 PM   #6
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Re: Toddler could do an iron cross at 5 months old...

Here's an article with pictures relating to this condition:

http://www.who-sucks.com/people/mons...iency-pictures

It's mostly wfs, just some anatomy-type pictures
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:11 AM   #7
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Re: Toddler could do an iron cross at 5 months old...

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In the article, they mentioned abuse by athletes, what would happen if athletes got there hands on something that reduce myostatin protein. Why is every perfromance enhancing technique considered abuse?
There's not really a good defense for the position, is there?

The potentially destructive nature of drug-induced athletic advantages (such as steroids) is difficult to defend because we regulate and allow the consumption of other recreational, harmful substances like alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine.

The "unfair advantage" argument is difficult to defend because, depending upon monetary resources available for training, there are accesses to training opportunities which aren't open to everyone... how is that different from a performance enhancing tool which everyone can't afford?
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:03 PM   #8
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Re: Toddler could do an iron cross at 5 months old...

there's another thread on PM that has some links to the pictures.
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:39 PM   #9
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Re: Toddler could do an iron cross at 5 months old...

Best part of the article

"Liam's father, a die-hard University of Michigan fan, already is dreaming big things for his adopted son.

"I want him to be a football player. He could be the next Michael Hart," Neil Hoekstra said, referring to U-M's star running back.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:11 PM   #10
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Re: Toddler could do an iron cross at 5 months old...

There is a link on the thread over on PM where Liam is run through some gymnastics apparatus. Nothing particulary special noted by myself and Dr. G's wife ( who used to teach little kids gymnastics ). Some coordination and strength but I'm not sure if I would be trying to do everything to get him into my hot shots program.
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