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Comment author: endoself 06 July 2011 04:23:16AM 0 points [-]

Rather than classical "good health," fashionable people sculpt their bodies into interesting shapes with the help of highly specific and commonly-performed exercises prescribed by regimen-planning software.

Isn't this how certain sports work already, to the detriment of the athletes' healths?

Comment author: Manfred 06 July 2011 05:23:51AM 0 points [-]

I don't have enough familiarity with the field to easily google up an example, but I meant meeting some abstract aesthetic goal rather than a real-world measurable one. I'm sure someone out there has done this - carefully trained their body to be interestingly asymmetric, or developed only alternate rows of abdominal muscles, or worked out so that when they pose a certain way their body makes a certain set of curves.