The Symptoms Of Bigorexia (Muscle Dysmorphia)

Bodybuilder PhotoBigorexia is a condition that many men suffer from because it is basically where they become obsessed with their appearance, and always feel that they should be bigger and more muscular. In short, they are never really satisfied with how they look, no matter how hard they train.

This is not necessarily a widespread problem, but a recent report from BBC Newsbeat found that as many as 10% of male gym members suffer from this muscle dysmorphia condition, which is quite a high number.

So if you suspect that you might be suffering from Bigorexia yourself, here are some of the main symptoms of this particular condition:

Frequent Mirror Checking

Lots of men like to check themselves out in the mirror when they are working out, but if someone is constantly looking in mirrors all day long, even when they are away from the gym, this is a classic sign of muscle dysmorphia.


Another tell-tale sign of Bigorexia is when a person is clearly overtraining in the gym. There’s nothing wrong with going to the gym several times a week, but if someone is really pushing themselves to the limit day in day out and are in the gym every single day, they may well be suffering from this condition.

Gym Obsession

Following on from the last point, if a person becomes angry and frustrated when they are forced to skip a gym session and rarely take any rest days for this very reason, this is another possible symptom of Bigorexia.

Obsession With Diet

It is common for people to monitor their food intake to ensure that they are consuming plenty of high protein meals and snacks, but if they are becoming totally obsessed with their diet and won’t even have the occasional burger or an occasional cheat meal at a restaurant, for instance, it may indicate that they have a problem.

Overuse Of Protein Supplements

It is generally recommended that you consume around 0.8 – 1.0g of protein for every pound of bodyweight if you want to build muscle mass, but many Bigorexia sufferers will consume far more than this every day, and may be putting their health at risk in a quest to bulk up as much as they possibly can.

Steroid Abuse

In a quest to achieve the perfect body, many people feel that the only answer is to take anabolic steroids. This is particularly the case with Bigorexia sufferers because they may well feel that no matter how hard they train, they will never be able to achieve their dream body without using steroids.

Irritability And Depression

Regular workout sessions in the gym generally make you feel good about yourself and give you more confidence in your everyday life, so if someone is constantly feeling angry and depressed, it may well be because they are unhappy with how they look.

Lack Of Social And Family Life

The one final symptom of muscle dysmorphia is a lack of a social or family life away from the gym. If someone is putting their training before their friends and family, this is a pretty good indication that they may be suffering from some form of Bigorexa.

If you recognise any of these symptoms, please consult a doctor because there is help and treatment available if you need it.

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Best Supplements To Get Big Fast

I have recently been contacted by a reader who wanted to know how to get big fast with supplements because they are going on a month-long beach holiday to Phuket, Thailand in November and want to bulk up a bit before they go.

So I thought I would write a new article and address this issue because I know that many people find themselves in this position before they go on holiday.

The first thing I would say is that there are no supplements that will deliver some mind-blowing results in just one or two weeks, but if you have a month or more to get yourself in shape, like this person has, there are a few supplements that may help you achieve your goal.

Here are some of the best and most effective supplements that will help you get big fast in as little as 30 days:


D-BALD-Bal is manufactured by a company called Crazy Bulk and it is basically a supplement that offers the same kind of benefits as the Dianabol steroid.

However because it is made from natural ingredients that are proven to aid muscle growth, such as whey protein concentrate, tribulus terrestris and a range of amino acids, it is safe and legal to buy online without a prescription, and won’t cause any of the harmful side effects commonly associated with DBol.

It basically works by increasing nitrogen retention and enhancing protein synthesis, which is the key to rapid muscle growth.

Subsequently if you can consume at least 2500 – 3000 calories per day during these 30 days to create a calorie surplus, whilst ensuring that you are eating plenty of high protein foods and training regularly, you should be able to get a lot bigger and stronger by taking this D-Bal supplement during this bulking up phase.

If you would like to find out more about this supplement, you can do so by visiting the product page or by reading this review.


AnadroleYou might also want to consider taking Anadrole either instead of or in addition to D-Bal because this safe alternative to Anadrol is equally effective at increasing strength and power and stimulating muscle growth.

This too is formulated using natural ingredients and works by increasing red blood cell production and delivering more oxygen to the muscles. This in turn gives you more strength, power and endurance in the gym, and enables you to get much better results from your training.

Once again, you need to train regularly to get the most out of this supplement, and it’s a good idea to consume plenty of calories and stick to a high protein diet if you really want to get big in a relatively short space of time.

The product page can be found here if you would like to find out more about this supplement and check out some of the testimonials, and you might also like to read this review if you haven’t already done so.

Bulking Stack

Bulking StackOne other option that you might want to consider if you only have around 30 days or so to bulk up is to buy a bulking stack that contains a number of different muscle-building supplements.

There are various websites that sell these bulking stacks, but one of the most effective ones, particularly if you are short on time, is the Bulking Stack from Crazy Bulk.

This stack contains four natural alternatives to steroids that are all designed to deliver rapid increases in both strength and size in a single 30-day cycle.

For example, it includes D-Bal, which I reviewed earlier, as well as Decaduro and TBal75, which also help to increase red blood cell production and nitrogen retention, and improve protein synthesis.

There is also a natural testosterone booster called Testo Max that you can take alongside these three supplements that will help increase strength, boost muscle growth and shorten recovery times so that you can work out longer and harder in the gym.

This stack will obviously cost more than the two individual supplements listed above, but it should give you quicker and more impressive results.

It is available to buy from this page of the Crazy Bulk website if you would like to try it out for yourself.