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kevin mckay
06-01-2007, 08:05 PM
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070530/strong_toddler_070530/20070530?hub=Health

Mike ODonnell
06-01-2007, 08:17 PM
Must be the new Muscle Mothers Milk for infants.....

Pierre Auge
06-02-2007, 04:40 AM
hehe

Derek Simonds
06-02-2007, 06:11 AM
I lived in Muskegon for 9 years and know some of the Hoekstra's. I will have to call my buddy and see if they are related to him.

Scott Kustes
06-03-2007, 05:03 AM
I wonder if there truly are no drawbacks to this genetic mutation. Nonetheless, very cool stuff.

Garrett Smith
06-03-2007, 06:39 AM
Scott,
Like they were talking about with the metabolism that goes along with this mutation--no IFing for these folks, and they sure as heck better get their EFAs or they're bound to have all sorts of mental stuff going on (or not going on).

That would definitely seem a drawback if there were no food around to eat.

Dave Paton
06-03-2007, 10:12 PM
Go Blue!

Dan Silver
06-04-2007, 01:31 AM
And then he grew up and worked in a metal shop.

-D.

Allen Yeh
06-04-2007, 04:50 AM
Wow can you imagine the food bill as the kid gets older and older?

Robb Wolf
06-04-2007, 06:43 AM
I think I have the EXACT opposite mutation.

Ron Nelson
06-04-2007, 08:36 AM
Bam, bam, bam, bam.

I remember Biotest was coming out with a myostatin blocker that supposedly would increase muscle tissue exponentially and even help sufferers of MS.

It disappeared quietly.

Allen Yeh
06-04-2007, 12:09 PM
Was Bam Bam a neighbor of yours back in your childhood?

Yael Grauer
06-04-2007, 12:34 PM
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/lesgrotte/images/bambam-2.gif

Ron Nelson
06-04-2007, 01:08 PM
Was Bam Bam a neighbor of yours back in your childhood?

No, but I did carpool with Fred Flintstone. . . wiseass.

-Ross Hunt
06-10-2007, 09:22 PM
Gene dopers, start your engines.

Seriously, though, that's a thought... if we could develop the technology to manipulate myostatin levels as if with a switch, what would happen to athletics and strength and conditioning? For a decade, you might probably have some bizarre situation where non-competing trainees who are "on the myo" are better developed than tested professional athletes.