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Old 08-27-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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I have an interview broker who alerts me to hot news items in the fitness realm. They also include sample angles for writers to consider, because most of the writers are clueless about the topics.

The questions/angles regarding Generation Iron are:

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Do bodybuilders rely on steroids to get so big?
· Is it true that most bodybuilders suffer from extremely low self-esteem?
· Bodybuilders are said to be socially isolated loners. Is that how you’d describe the men you followed for almost a year?
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:29 AM   #2
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The problem is by asking the same questions over and over, they end up reinforcing the stereotype of what people believe bodybuilders to represent because the question impacts the reader almost as much as the answer does, even if the question hasn't been written (if in an article), you can generally ascertain what question led to the answer given.

If the writers are clueless, they should either get writers that have some idea or the writers should do their research beforehand.
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people just see it at face value..and everyone is so quick to judge what isnt the "norm".
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I would answer those questions but none of you would believe me... So I am going to go home and lock myself in. Nice seeing you.
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Most of the bodybuilder types I know have absolutely no self esteem issues. . .trust me.
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:24 PM   #7
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Most of the bodybuilder types I know have absolutely no self esteem issues. . .trust me.
No trust required. I see about 200 selfies a day posted on Facebook.

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