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Inside the business of extreme fitness

A conversation about how extreme fitness goals can affect our mental health.
Being surrounded by outrageously fit physiques can affect how we view our own bodies. A licensed psychologist walks us through how to maneuver the fitness industry online.
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How “Pumping Iron” influenced the bodybuilding industry

Investors originally thought the documentary was boring, so the filmmakers added drama and conflict.
A screenshot of packaging for "Pumping Iron." The marketing tactics behind the documentary, which featured Schwarzenegger and bodybuilder-actor Lou Ferrigno, affected the sport for decades to come.
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