Bigger, Stronger, Faster

If you have an interest in fitness, then I highly recommend watching Bigger, Stronger, Faster. I rarely watch the same film more than once. I’ve seen this one three times already. It is a keeper.

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

Bigger, Stronger, Faster* is a documentary about heroes, family, strength and steroids. If your only source of information about the dangers of steroids has been the mass media, you’ve been misled. This documentary provides not just a balanced view on the health risks of steroids, but goes much deeper into the ethics. There is also an excellent section that exposes the before and after photo shoots used by supplement companies used to sell product.

Besides the medical angle, BSF tells the story of three brothers that grew up in the 1980s. They had their heroes and their heroes told them not to take steroids, because steroids were cheating. The brothers wanted to get big and strong, so they started lifting weights and even pursued power lifting. As these men grew up they learned their idols were juicing. How they each responded was an excellent story in itself.

Guys understand how women can get poor body images by being continually exposed to super models, Hollywood actresses and other extreme measures of beauty. Bigger, Stronger, Faster covers the much less discussed male body image issues, including a section on how the GI Joe doll has gotten much more muscular since the 1960s.

Bigger, Strong, Faster is a must see.