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01-02-2003, 04:51 AM
I was watching the Worlds Strongest Man final last night on tv, how awesome!!!
I was shocked to hear thought John Perry passed away at the age of 29!!!!!!!!!
Does anyone know how?
01-02-2003, 05:06 AM
01-02-2003, 11:04 AM
Its a shame too. THe dude was a beast. While watching WSM I was thinking that he could be the American to finally bring the tital home after 21 years, since Kaz.
01-02-2003, 11:12 AM
Is there any evidence to suggest anyhting caused this heart attack or was it just a real tragedy?
if you make a list over the bodybuilders and strenght athletes that has died as a result of a heart acttack, its gonna be long, but still you must not suggest anything.
01-02-2003, 11:48 AM
i didn't suggest, it's a topic that's bound to come up
01-02-2003, 12:51 PM
Johnny Perry was one of my favorites, and I was pretty knocked back to find out he died.
Now, I don't mean to speak ill of the dead, or take away from what he or the other guys accomplish(ed). However, I believe that this is a risk that goes along with the size and training. That is, I don't believe the human heart or frame was meant to carry that much weight. I mean, 375 lbs is a heck of a lot to haul around.
We talk about excess fat being bad for the heart and joints, but how is carrying that much muscle and fat (in the case of those who do carry more fat) any different than carrying just excess fat?
OK, these guys are in better shape than the average fat couch potato, but are all of them really? Who but the m.e. really knows what contributes to such a tragedy?
01-02-2003, 01:02 PM
It's not much of a surprise, unfortunately. These guys are incredible, but the human body just isn't designed to achieve those levels of strength and muscularity. His frame may have held what it held, but his heart didn't. It's a sad thing to see happen. :(
Arnold was one of the strongest dudes in europe when he was 19, and he was 240lbs, around that.
It is possible to get very strong, but execssive use of steroids and growth hormone and fat is to much and really not to clever.
01-02-2003, 03:38 PM
that news was a shock to me also. john pal sigmarrson, od wilson, jeep swenson, are just a few of the names that come to mind of the guys in that group who have died. it really is a shame. if i remember right, j.p. sigmarrson died in his gym after a set of heavy deadlifts.
01-02-2003, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by BIGDUDE
if i remember right, j.p. sigmarrson died in his gym after a set of heavy deadlifts.
Man, what a way to leave, deadlifting.
01-02-2003, 04:24 PM
Sigmarrson's aorta tore. It was supposedly a hereditary defect.
The other guy's hearts exploded because they were too darn big. O.D. Wilson was 400 lbs. Jeep Swenson was well into the 3s.
01-02-2003, 11:44 PM
O.D. Wilson died at a radio interview.
01-03-2003, 05:30 AM
arnold may have been extremely strong at an early age but at what cost? Did he not have a massive heart operation?
A huge frame like these guys is bound to put a lot of pressure on their hearts, but so could the amount of substances they take
Arnolds left heart aorta as its called, on of 4 major veins that goes into the body and lunges, the big and small blood run, was to small from his birth, Arnold had evidence for this and was given 50million dollars by the magazine who claimed steroid had made his heart flaw.
01-03-2003, 05:48 AM
i would put money on the fact that the amount of steroids he took in his time certainly didn't help and may have contributed to this illness.
arnie has smoked, ate a very high kcal diet as well that contribute to heart attacks as well.
plus his dad died at young age, even his mum passed away at a older age from a heart attack.
these factors do not put in a higher risk group even if he did not take steroids.
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