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jAZ
07-05-2007, 06:30 PM
http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/media.canada.com/idl/vitc/20070625/2192-640.jpg

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/story.html?id=67f15c17-2717-4022-bb76-1b982456e793&k=94653

Big Wendy the muscular whippet
Rare genetic mutation increases muscles, weight of sleek breed
Kim Westad, Times Colonist
Published: Monday, June 25, 2007

People mistake her for a pitbull with a pinhead, but Wendy the whippet is one rare breed.

So rare that the Central Saanich dog recently graced the New York Times. She also had several of her photos shown on The Today Show, all because of a rare genetic mutation that has led to her being the Incredible Hulk of dogs.

Wendy is a 27-kilogram rippling mass of muscle. Forget the so-called six-pack stomach: Wendy has a 24-pack. And the muscles around her neck are so thick, they look like a lion's ruff.

Wendy was recently part of a genetics study done in the U.S. on mutation in the myostatin gene in whippets, which resemble greyhounds in appearance. The National Institute of Health study reported that whippets with one single defective copy of the gene have increased muscle mass that can enhance racing performance in the breed, known for speeds up to 60 kilometres an hour.

But whippets with two mutated copies of the gene become "double-muscled," like Wendy. It has been seen before in one human, and also in mice, cattle and sheep, says the study.

The uber-muscled whippets are called "bullies," not because of their nature -- Wendy likes nothing better than a good back scratch and isn't shy about sitting in your lap to ask for one -- but because of their size. She's about twice the weight of an average whippet, but with the same height and small narrow head -- and the same size heart and lungs, which means she probably won't live as long as normal whippets.

Hansen has had Wendy, now four, since she bought the dog from a Shawnigan Lake breeder when she was eight months old.

Wendy landed in clover. She lives on an acreage, runs around with other dogs and horses, sleeps on Hansen's bed and pretty much anywhere else she wants to.

People are often afraid when the muscle-bound dog runs up to them on her dainty whippet-thin legs, but they soon realize she's friendly, Hansen said.

Fish
07-05-2007, 06:34 PM
Can it catch a coyote?

percysnow
07-05-2007, 06:34 PM
michael vick just shot a load

CoMoChief
07-05-2007, 06:34 PM
Christ, I could ride that thing!

GoTrav
07-05-2007, 06:36 PM
michael vick just shot a load

pretty funny

ClevelandBronco
07-05-2007, 06:37 PM
She used to be Barry Bonds' dog and she got this way drinking out of his toilet.

Tribal Warfare
07-05-2007, 06:38 PM
That's a "Big'un" alright

munkey
07-05-2007, 06:41 PM
If your talking about thisdog (http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/hercules.asp) your dumber than I thought.

Groves
07-05-2007, 07:05 PM
Ok, let's say that they find this "treatment" for humans, but alas, it's side effect is......

What side effect would you be willing to endure for muscles without workouts, or easy building muscles or whatnot?

What would you trade?

Simplex3
07-05-2007, 07:08 PM
What would you trade?
Nothing.

ChiefaRoo
07-05-2007, 07:09 PM
Ok, let's say that they find this "treatment" for humans, but alas, it's side effect is......

What side effect would you be willing to endure for muscles without workouts, or easy building muscles or whatnot?

What would you trade?

I would trade Skip's life and I would also give Tulsa to Al Qaeda.

Bwana
07-05-2007, 07:24 PM
Is that Vince Mcmans dog?

ferrarispider95
07-05-2007, 07:54 PM
I have seen pictures of the defect in bulls, fugging huge. Let me see if I can find the pics.

ferrarispider95
07-05-2007, 07:59 PM
Belgian Blue

http://fig.cox.miami.edu/~cmallery/150/neuro/belgian.blue.jpg

ChiefaRoo
07-05-2007, 08:12 PM
Belgian Blue

http://fig.cox.miami.edu/~cmallery/150/neuro/belgian.blue.jpg

Hey my junk is the same size as that bulls. What a coincidence. Someone tell Carlota.

bogie
07-05-2007, 08:20 PM
I am a 49 year old 5'10" normal built guy. 30" waist and whatever chest. Are there steroids I can take to make me look ripped without working out?

Groves
07-05-2007, 09:46 PM
Is that one of those "the pet and the owner look the same" type pictures? I can see it in the face, I guess.

HolmeZz
07-05-2007, 10:05 PM
Christ, I could ride that thing!

I hope that wasn't the first thing that came to your mind.

Rooster
07-05-2007, 10:50 PM
She used to be Barry Bonds' dog and she got this way drinking out of his toilet.

ROFL Bad puppy!! Bad puppy!!!

Oh Snap
07-05-2007, 11:09 PM
What would you trade?


Nothing.. because i work hard at the gym to have the sort of body i have now... So get off your lazy ass and go to the gym;)

Oh Snap
07-05-2007, 11:18 PM
I am a 49 year old 5'10" normal built guy. 30" waist and whatever chest. Are there steroids I can take to make me look ripped without working out?
nope... steroids alone wont do it for you.. in order for the steroids to work you have to have a healthy diet along with heavy workouts... steroids only help your muscles recover like 100X faster then without them.. So steroids build muscle faster. When you workout and lift weights your actually tearing down your muscles, its during your muscles recovery time (which is usually the day after a heavy workout) that your muscles start to recover and regrow. This is why alot of protien is so important to consume. Protien builds muscle. Now add in steroids which help your muscles recover MUCH faster and youll see massive gains and in a hurry. But you still have to workout and eat properly in order to have substantial gains in muscle mass.

But there are alot of side affects to take into account when using steroids.. if used properly the side affects lessen greatly.

Dunit35
07-06-2007, 12:20 AM
Hey my junk is the same size as that bulls. What a coincidence. Someone tell Carlota.



Somewhere down the line, that bull had sex with your mom and created you.

cadmonkey
07-06-2007, 07:00 AM
I was expecting to see a flying dog

chagrin
07-06-2007, 07:27 AM
this isn't real, right?

Duck Dog
07-06-2007, 08:09 AM
If your talking about thisdog (http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/hercules.asp) your dumber than I thought.

You could have avoided the embarrassment by reading the article first.

KC Kings
07-06-2007, 09:26 AM
this isn't real, right?
I can't say that this particular case is real, but the myostatin gene is real. I read an article about it in Flex several year ago, and there are a couple breeds of cattle that due to breeding, more commonly have this gene mutation.

Flex Wheeler doesn't have this exact condition but he did have partially mutated myostatin genes. They tested a bunch of muscular athletes and only a few had the mutated gene, and Flex had the most mutated of all. At the time they were trying to research the gene to treat MS or MD, (one of the 2), but couldn't get backing because people knew it would quickly be abused by athletes.


http://www.genomenewsnetwork.org/articles/2004/06/24/musclegene.php

KC Kings
07-06-2007, 09:32 AM
Here is a page about Flex's myostatin mutation.
http://www.musclephotos.com/myogene.html Ironically the test were conducted by BALCO, who provided testing and consultation for the entire 1998 Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos team.


There are also lots of bogus myostatin blockers available.
http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/myostat.html

From the Q and A section for Myostim
MyHow long will it take to work?
The mice were under myostatin control for a period of a year or so! We believe myostatin binding is something you should start using as soon as possible in your bodybuilding life and stay on it until you are so big that you can't wipe yourself... then back off just a little... please.

chagrin
07-06-2007, 09:50 AM
but couldn't get backing because people knew it would quickly be abused by athletes.



LMAO

Could you imagine Romo on that junk? Or Bonds, Magwire (sp?) Holy cow that would be scary!

LOCOChief
07-06-2007, 10:15 AM
michael vick just shot a load
ROFL

BigMeatballDave
07-06-2007, 12:38 PM
Belgian Blue

http://fig.cox.miami.edu/~cmallery/150/neuro/belgian.blue.jpgHoly shit! Thats alot of cheeseburgers!