Friday, July 1, 2011

"Bigger, Stronger, Faster"

While I was visiting Todd in Charleston, SC this past weekend, he showed me a very interesting documentary by Christopher Bell called "Bigger, Stronger, Faster."  Chris Bell and his two brothers grew up idolizing professional wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, bodybuilders like Arnold Schwarzennegor, and actors like Sylvestor Stallone (Rocky).  Chris and his brothers listened to the messages that Hogan, Arnold, and Stallone promoted about eating right and exercising to become big and strong.  Furthermore, their messages about achieving your goals while playing by the rules and working hard.  Without ruining the story of the documentary, Chris grows up and finds out that his idols flat-out lied.  The documentary proceeds to show how steroid use is "American."  Everyone from athletes to actors to Presidents are linked to the "acceptable" use of steroids in this country.  I was shocked!  I thought the documentary was eye-opening and very well done.  I hope Chris Bell has stuck to his values with regards to steroid use and other forms of "cheating."  I highly recommend this documentary.  Go to the link below to check out the trailer.  There are many ways to view this documentary for free online.

Bigger, Stronger, Faster (Trailer)

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