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Amazing People with Real Superpowers

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posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: Korg Trinity

You sure Liam wasn't just born that way? Official files say that there are cases in the World where people are born with muscular hypertrophy.

ghr.nlm.nih.gov...


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posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 08:48 AM
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a reply to: swanne

Go back and read the last post on page 1. I just put it up, probably while you were posting yours.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 08:48 AM
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a reply to: Korg Trinity


Liam’s unique genetics could be the key to unlocking cures for degenerative diseases of the muscle, such as muscular dystrophy. It also has been the center of attention for body builders and athletes, who see it as the holy grail of gaining powerful, fat free muscle in a short amount of time.

Luckily for Liam, the condition is not thought to cause any negative health problems, although the boy has to eat prodigious amounts of food and protein to satiate his body’s enhanced metabolism.


That's from the link in the OP. Only 100 people are known worldwide to have this condition. The kid could end up being a basis for a cure, but I suppose you'd have a problem with him or his parents or doctors hooking that up.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 08:50 AM
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a reply to: sled735

Although both our posts are from different source, their information matches. The symptoms are similar.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 08:52 AM
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originally posted by: dfens
The kid could end up being a basis for a cure, but I suppose you'd have a problem with him or his parents or doctors hooking that up.


Hey, don't be mean. Korg had a fair point.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 08:53 AM
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originally posted by: sled735
a reply to: Korg Trinity


In addition to these early feats of strength, Liam displayed almost no body fat and was rippling with far more muscle than was normal for even active adults, let alone a toddler. His concerned parents had him examined and doctors soon learned that the cause of the boy’s super strength and muscularity was a rare genetic condition known as myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy.[SNIP]




There is a great difference between muscle size(volume) and muscle definition...

So I stand by my comments.

Korg.

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posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: Korg Trinity

Oh, I see where you're going at.
Ver neat observation.



a reply to: sled735

Sled, we should check if muscle definition is included in muscular hypertrophy.



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posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 08:59 AM
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If child wants to do such of lift ups and show his strenght without forcing parenting, why would it be abuse but if the parents are forcing him for fame and money then yes it would be abuse. Do they? im not sure you tell me.
Seek of superpowers by mutations.. wouldn´t that be DARPA, who would be surpriced if we see more toddlers like him ( or we don´t, if they are kept in secret )among us.
In 100 years we might have a different kind of race among us.. that´s Xmen for you.

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posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 09:06 AM
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originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: Korg Trinity

Oh, I see where you're going at.
Ver neat observation.



a reply to: sled735

Sled, we should check if muscle definition is included in muscular hypertrophy.




This is all I could find on it:

sportsmedicine.about.com...

When someone starts exercising a muscle there is first an increase in the nerve impulses that cause muscle contraction. This alone often results in strength gains without any noticeable change in muscle size.

As one continues to exercise, there is a complex interaction of nervous system responses that results in an increase in protein synthesis over months and the muscle cells begin to grow larger and stronger.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: sled735

Same thing on my side. They just talk about increase of muscle volume, but no comment on its shape.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: swanne

I do know from a documentary about him and his case that he was a very, very hyperactive kid, who slept about 3-4 hours a night and demanded sporty activities from his parents all day long, so they TOOK TURNS to sleep so that one of them was always awake to keep him occupied.


I really wonder what happened from that boy of Berlin, born 2000.. Have never heard of him again. With 14 years now, he should be in the right age to start doing sports on a competition-like level.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 09:40 AM
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originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: sled735

Same thing on my side. They just talk about increase of muscle volume, but no comment on its shape.


On researching about Muscle tone.... something I personnaly would like to achieve
I found the following.


Muscle Tone



Here we'll assume here that, by "get toned," you mean that you would like to achieve the popular, conventional definition of muscle tone, rather than the actual definition. To be more specific, you would like your muscles to be clearly defined and to have a firm appearance. And, if you are female, you also probably want to ensure that your muscles "don't get too big."

There are two things that can and should be done to acquire muscle tone. They are as follows:

The first thing that you must to do acquire the popular definition of muscle tone, and this is an absolute requirement, is reduce your overall body fat. Reducing body fat thins out the subcutaneous fat layer under your skin, bringing it closer to, and pulling it tight around the contours of your muscles.

After completing just this one fat reduction step, some people will find that they've achieved the muscle tone that they desire, because they already have a well developed musculature hiding beneath their fat. The vast majority of people, however, will find that they aren't entirely happy with the appearance of their muscles once they have reduced their body fat, and so step number 2 below becomes necessary.

The second thing that can be done to develop muscle tone is strength training. For a lucky few people this step might not be required, from a purely aesthetic perspective, because they already have well proportioned muscles under the fat layer removed in step 1 above. But for most people a strength training program, in addition to body fat reduction, is necessary to develop muscle tone. The optimal training program for developing muscle tone must focus on improving muscle strength, as opposed to muscle size or muscle endurance. This type of training requires that you lift heavier weights for fewer repetitions. You can review the specific recommended lifting guidelines for building muscle strength here.


So perhaps the definition is a result of low body fat and low intensity continuous exercise.

The real question is does the condition this boy suffers from cause low body fat?

Korg.
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posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 09:48 AM
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originally posted by: Korg Trinity
The real question is does the condition this boy suffers from cause low body fat?

Korg.


Apparently it does, yes.


Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy is a rare condition characterized by reduced body fat


source



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 09:56 AM
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originally posted by: swanne

originally posted by: Korg Trinity
The real question is does the condition this boy suffers from cause low body fat?

Korg.


Apparently it does, yes.


Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy is a rare condition characterized by reduced body fat


source


Then perhaps I was wrong... but something inside me still thinks the parents are not innocent bystanders here.

Peace,

korg.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 10:49 AM
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It's amazing how a little 'tweaking' of our genes can cause such incredible abilities! It would appear that every human has the potential to be super-human by a minor 'adjustment' of a gene or two.
I can't help but wonder how our artificial food ( GMO ) and chemical pollution of the environment and food chain will affect humanity in coming generations.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 11:10 AM
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originally posted by: dfens
a reply to: sled735
The man, the eighth wonder of the world. Andre the Giant. 7'5'', over 500 lbs. He had gigantism, and later acromegaly, which is a pituitary gland disorder. In addition to being one of the greatest pro wrestlers and the highest paid for his time, Andre had a superhuman capacity for drink and food. The Giant, born Andre Roussimoff, lived most of his life in a lot of pain and he coped with it by drinking insane amounts of alcohol.



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^^Great read!


Anyways, here are some awesome beer accomplishments by The Giant:

•Andre the Giant drank and estimated 7,000 calories of beer everyday. Considering his beer of choice was usually Molsen Canadian I did the math: 7,000 calories per day ÷ 150 calories per can = 46.6 beers per day. How true this is…I have no idea. Regardless, that is a lot of beer!

•According to some wrestlers, he would drink a case of beer before each match as a warm up. Who needs a sports drink when you can have a beer or 24.

•When Hulk Hogan toured Japan with Andre, the giant would drink tall boys like water on the bus. He would crush the can in his hand (yes one hand), and throw it at Hogan. Whenever the bus stopped, Hogan had to buy Andre as many cases of beer as he could carry back onto the bus. Yes, Hogan was his beer wench.

•In 1977, he drank an estimated 75 beers at a bar with “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes and refused to take a taxi back to his hotel. He hated sitting in them because of his size. The decision was made to find another way back. He located a horse carriage, lifted the man off of it, and well…stole it. The Giant and Rhodes took a drunken ride through Manhattan as onlookers watched in shock. Not a single person was willing to challenge the two and when the cops found them, they were drinking brandy at the hotel bar as if nothing happened.

•He once drank 119 bottles of beer in six hours…and actually passed out in a hotel hallway. He was so large nobody could budge him. Therefore, his friends hid him with a piano cover. Not a single person touched him while he slept that night. Who would be that stupid?

•He once had a $40,000 hotel bar bill while filming The Princess Bride. That's in only one month.

•He once at 12 steaks, 15 lobsters, and emptied a restaurant’s entire bar. He was known to make restaurant stay open for hours after they closed so he could satisfy his appetite for food and booze. According to his friends, Andre would usually do this to impress people and the staff had no problem watching his impressive eating.

•He hated to fly and would often wipe the entire plane’s bar stash out before take off.

•According Mike Graham, he witnessed The Giant drink 156 beers in a row. This was backed up by Dusty Rhodes and Michael Hayes.

•According to journalist Bill Apter, he sat and watched Andre and Harley Race pound beers over the period of a day while they were in New Orleans. The Giant drank 125 beers or more during their day together.

•What is the most impressive story in my opinion? Apparently, one evening Andre was eating at a restaurant and hadn’t had a drink in a while. He was very cranky that evening and four guys made the mistake of taunting him. After ignoring their antics for a short period of time, Andre had his fill. He followed them out to their car and flipped the entire car over in a rage. Hogan was right, a drunk Giant was a happier giant.


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I hope this isn't a T&C violation and I hardly recommend trying this at home. His pain alleviation method apparently worked for him during his time with us, unfortunately he died at 47 years old. Another pro wrestler, Big Show, Paul Wight, was diagnosed with acromegaly as well. He had surgery on his pituitary gland and was able to stop the degenerative effects. Big Show is pretty much the same size, 7'3'', 500+. Say that wrestling is fake but these folks are definitely real







Great read indeed!

Holy cow! How unhealthy sounding! My god. I'm surprised the poor guy lived to be 47.

Being a major beer drinker me self (trying to cut down drastically though), I found those stories so entertaining.

Princess bride was awesome too.........



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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Great thread Sled! The whole thing is a great read, I know there are some more superhumans out there so you have lots of material to work with


S&F



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 11:34 AM
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If the kid wants to lift weights - let him lift weights. Doesn't look unhealthy to me in any way.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 11:58 AM
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My favorite super humans are the guy who does math faster then any calculator and the old man who can quick draw at 10 g's.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: ArtemisE


My favorite super humans are the guy who does math faster then any calculator and the old man who can quick draw at 10 g's.


Yes, that math guy blows my mind!! How the heck does he do it so fast?!!!

I'm not sure I've seen the one who draws fast. Gotta link?



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