How far will someone with Bigorexia go to be massive beyond belief?
Bigorexia, or muscle dysmorphia, is the delusional or exaggerated belief that one’s own body is too small, too skinny, insufficiently muscular, or insufficiently lean, although in most cases, the individual’s build is normal or even exceptionally large and muscular already.
Bigorexia explores the physical and psychological depths of Muscle Dysmorphia through the eyes of five subjects in the bodybuilding industry. Featuring Zac Aynsley, Janae Kroc, Craig Golias, Kirill Tereshin, and Amazonka among others – Bigorexia uncovers the inner most details of how this widespread disorder changes every element of a person’s lifestyle and includes discussions with athletes, doctors, and scientists around the world.
As with many psychiatric disorders, bigorexia is often unseen by the public eye. This is especially true in professional bodybuilding where seeing a mass monster is a normal occurrence. But there’s a difference between a pro athlete perfecting their physique for competition and an individual unable to see the truth no matter how hard they try.
The difference between a bodybuilder and a person with bigorexia (who can also happen to be a bodybuilder) is that one will go to extremely unhealthy and potentially life threatening measures to look big. Some change their entire lives – such as being refused to go out in public or be photographed unless they look as big as possible. Others turn to extreme drug use. The end result can lead to destroyed lives. On the other hand, some learn how to cope and live with it. That’s what makes this disorder so hard to recognize and treat.
Generation Iron Network has been producing bodybuilding documentaries for nearly seven years now. But for the first time ever, we dive deeper into the psychology behind being big. Beyond the sport. Beyond the muscle. Bigorexia explores what happens when an individual never feels satisfied no matter how much muscle they put on.
It’s another side of bodybuilding and fitness rarely seen in our industry and one that will challenge the very fabric of what goes on behind the mind of a mass monster.
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