Although you're right, from what I've seen on this video and pageant kids, pageant kids aren't as happy as you say. I've seen a show (actually not a whole show, but I catch pageant tv shows very now and then and see for them for about 1 min).
Even though they may be happy sometimes, I usually see her parents (ussualy their moms) saying stuff like "Dont cry, you're not a baby anymore" or "Dont you want to win?", the child replies "No, I dont like doing this, I wanna go home." and the mother replies back "Well, you'll get punished if you leave yada yada yada.
I never seen a child from pageants ever being happy, only stupid mothers forcing that on their childs, and even I remember this time where another said "I'm thirsty." and the mom replies "You'll only get water if you do the exercises right, so if I were you I would start doing them".
I would consider pageants abuse anytime anyday, because it's obvious that their mothers are projecting themselves into their kids, and not in a healthy way...if there's even a healthy way of doing it....
I dont know if everyone would pick on the kid though....I mean, of course kids are "evil", but not necessarly towards someone who works out or has a big build. There may be cases, but I dont think they happen often.
And like Charlie said, he doesnt look like that when he's not working out..maybe he has that bodybuilder walk, but other than that I doubt that we can see him that pumped. @Charlie:
Yes Charlie, everyone knows (at least I do) that you're passionate (for lack of a better word atm) about kids and their safeness. I also agree that he's very calm and confident, and eve if he started a bit forced, I doubt that he doesnt like it. I cant really say more cause I really dont disagree much with you.
About your saying that there are no downsides in pushing weights if done properly I agree, but I think that in this case 8 kilos is too much for him to handle now (video below), seing that he cant even mantain a good posture to lift the weights.
Quote: Originally Posted by SSRCharlieB
I did some research with the idea of proving that this was bad for the child, and what I discovered was that I was wrong,
Oh, the irony! :p @shonymat:
Although child obesity isn't child abuse, I would consider that more of a concern that this child working out. @ND:
I actually voted ye, but Charlie made me think twice about my decision after he provided some links and some I found myself. @Narubxan:
For what I know RSI isn't common on people who do bodybuilding, but rather people who always do repetitive tasks as writing, typing, etc. There are some cases on gymnastics (which he does too) but never heard any case in bodybuilding. @Xanth1942:
You had a child at age 15? wow, that's young...