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Iron Dwarf
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DrewNYC wrote:
Iron Dwarf wrote:
Chris Colucci wrote:
... I was on line at the Target in Westbury and saw him hobbling out the door. He had a full leg brace on his right leg.



Yeah, he was in India to see the Sheru Classic, and while at the gym there, he slipped down some stairs and tore a quad.


Do you think he woulda slipped down the stairs if he didn't have palumbiosm?



I lol'd!

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[quote]BrickHead wrote:
[quote]DrewNYC wrote:
[quote]BrickHead wrote:
Palumbo, pre-affliction, looking like future pro material, training at The Mecca of the East!

What a shame--he had so much potential.


What the hell is Pre affliction?[/quote]

Pre-affliction. def: before he caught teh Palumboism. [/quote]

Do you know who this is? Lol

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BrickHead
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[quote]DrewNYC wrote:
[quote]BrickHead wrote:
[quote]DrewNYC wrote:
[quote]BrickHead wrote:
Palumbo, pre-affliction, looking like future pro material, training at The Mecca of the East!

What a shame--he had so much potential.


What the hell is Pre affliction?[/quote]

Pre-affliction. def: before he caught teh Palumboism. [/quote]

Do you know who this is? Lol
[/quote]

Yes, my bro. :)

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BrickHead
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Five year difference in pictures yet our subject looks like he aged fifteen to twenty.

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spar4tee
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BrickHead wrote:
Atrophied back, legs, and arms.

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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Iron Dwarf
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BrickHead wrote:
Five year difference in pictures yet our subject looks like he aged fifteen to twenty.



So what we are perhaps seeing with Palumboism is basically age acceleration?

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spar4tee
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Iron Dwarf wrote:
Don't know this dude, but man, it really got him.

what the actual fuck

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harrypotter
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Surprise! Drugs are bad mmk?


Addictive personalities and mirror idolisation.

So along with the small package, boob growth and rage insults, we can now add gramps to the list?

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DeltaOne
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List of Possible Causes of Palumboism

1 - Alien egg implanted in the stomach area

2 - G4P baby

3 - G4P alien baby

4 - 200 iu of radioactive chinese insulin taken at at once

5 - 20cc dose of Deca-Durabolin administered to the stomach via Turkey Baster

6 - Deal with Satan gone wrong, for both parts.

7 - Exploded anus, result from a max squat attempt gone wrong. Bloat and lack of ab definition = Side effect of repair surgery

8 - A voodoo curse cast by an angry haitian priest after the subject devoured the priest's pet chicken

9 - Drinking battery acid after being told it's the water of the fountain of youth.



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Maiden3.16
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BrickHead wrote:
Five year difference in pictures yet our subject looks like he aged fifteen to twenty.


Hmmmm I don't see it.

I think some of this "look this guy is getting Palumboism!!" is a bit of a witch hunt.

But yeah, some of the pics posted are pretty nasty.

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Maiden3.16 wrote:
BrickHead wrote:
Five year difference in pictures yet our subject looks like he aged fifteen to twenty.


Hmmmm I don't see it.

I think some of this "look this guy is getting Palumboism!!" is a bit of a witch hunt.

But yeah, some of the pics posted are pretty nasty.


No kidding i could easily explain away half of these pics with other more probably causes but some of the guys posted are legit messed up. That guy ID posted earlier looks like he not only developed "palumboism" but screwed up a bunch of site injects or tore like half his tendons off the bone. Dude is completely mangled looking. Something like that can't just be from drugs alone.

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Iron Dwarf
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I wonder if Dave Palumbo knows there's an affliction named after him?

lol

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DrewNYC
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DeltaOne wrote:
List of Possible Causes of Palumboism

1 - Alien egg implanted in the stomach area

2 - G4P baby

3 - G4P alien baby

4 - 200 iu of radioactive chinese insulin taken at at once

5 - 20cc dose of Deca-Durabolin administered to the stomach via Turkey Baster

6 - Deal with Satan gone wrong, for both parts.

10 - falling down stairs and easily breaking/tearing body parts

7 - Exploded anus, result from a max squat attempt gone wrong. Bloat and lack of ab definition = Side effect of repair surgery

8 - A voodoo curse cast by an angry haitian priest after the subject devoured the priest's pet chicken

9 - Drinking battery acid after being told it's the water of the fountain of youth.




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Maiden3.16 wrote:
BrickHead wrote:
Five year difference in pictures yet our subject looks like he aged fifteen to twenty.


Hmmmm I don't see it.

I think some of this "look this guy is getting Palumboism!!" is a bit of a witch hunt.

But yeah, some of the pics posted are pretty nasty.


We might have "different eyes" so to speak.

Here's another pic. He seems to have "aged" rapidly. I know both pictures were taken at distances, but in the younger pic he appears to smoother skin, more hair, and an overall more youthful appearance.

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Elegua360
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I'm kind of curious, are there any reliable limb measurements on these guys, or is anything you might read about them going to be more or less a PR press release?

Why I ask, is that I wonder if the apparent limb atrophy is simply an optical illusion caused by the gut distention?

You know, like Tom Arnold's penis looking really tiny when it's in between Roseanne Barr's legs.

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mat_angus
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harrypotter wrote:
Surprise! Drugs are bad mmk?




this ^

After years of drugs, liters of GH and tons of testo won't make you look like you are 20 YO...



Mat'

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Iron Dwarf
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The founding members of "Team Palumboism"

lol

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Matthaeus
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Iron Dwarf wrote:
The founding members of "Team Palumboism"

lol


lmao team "unaesthetic" in da house!

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gregron
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Heavy drug abuse for decades = Palumboism (even though Palumboitis sounds better IMO)

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gregron
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That part about looking at yourself every day and not noticing the subtle changes seems pretty spot on.

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yolo84
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DeltaOne wrote:
List of Possible Causes of Palumboism

1 - Alien egg implanted in the stomach area

2 - G4P baby

3 - G4P alien baby

4 - 200 iu of radioactive chinese insulin taken at at once

5 - 20cc dose of Deca-Durabolin administered to the stomach via Turkey Baster

6 - Deal with Satan gone wrong, for both parts.

7 - Exploded anus, result from a max squat attempt gone wrong. Bloat and lack of ab definition = Side effect of repair surgery

8 - A voodoo curse cast by an angry haitian priest after the subject devoured the priest's pet chicken

9 - Drinking battery acid after being told it's the water of the fountain of youth.





lol funniest post here in a long time

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solarFLARE
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It's from heavy drug use, but it's also just getting old. Combination of the two is more like a multiplier I suppose.

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Iron Dwarf
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Palumboism is a rare, complex disease only seen in the nether ranks of competitive bodybuilders.

The condition is first characterized by the sudden development of an enormous midsection whereby the entire width of the trunk, ribcage and pelvis grows disproportionately whilst the oblique muscles will thicken rapidly and the abdomen will become distended with the patient unable to hold in their stomach.


The condition is further characterized by chronic metamorphoses of the facial and cranial features, culminating in thick folds of dermal tissue round the mouth and thickening of the Levator labii. Mandibular and mental protuberance hypertrophy and overall cranial hyperplasia, accompanied by a dramatic increase in the size of the frontal ridge follows. Premature aging is also common with Palumboism



A particularly spectacular symptom used to confirm diagnosis are disproportionally small limbs on the otherwise gigantic upper body. This is first observed in the upper limbs, where the arms seem to remain in a catabolic shrinking state compared to the torso who's internal structures are growing out of control in all directions. The reasons for this are not yet understood. The quadriceps muscles of the legs also seem to be ever shrinking.


In advanced Palumboism the outer dermis takes on a crackly brittle look, almost as if the patient has been glazed or varnished like a ceramic souvenir. The color of the skin will become uneven displaying varying hues and shades from grey to bright orange throughout the entire body, whilst the skin may appear weathered and abnormally aged.


There may also be a high level of vascular distension which never seems to go away in the patient, this will often result in veins having a 'worn out' appearance.

Perhaps the most unusual and distressing issue is that the patient seems totally unaware of what is happening to him.

Post mortem examination of patients sometimes reveals large quantities of a foreign oil-like substance in the biceps and anterior deltoid muscle heads.


What causes Palumboism ?

It is not fully known what causes the disease, although it is speculated that a genetic predisposition combined with an over reliance on high and never ending doses of various anabolic drugs accompanied by a gradual 'shut down' or mutation of the patient's own endiginous endocrine system possibly awakening dormant cro-magnonesque genes are causative factors.

Although Palumboism shares some symptoms with Acromegaly it should not be confused due to the additional conditions described above when making a diagnosis.


Treatments

There is no known cure for Palumboism, as long as the patient remains on his drug regimen there is little comfort and the condition will continue to deteriorate.

Promptly discontinuing drug use may halt further development of the condition although it cannot be fully reversed.

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Rush88
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Iron Dwarf wrote:


The condition is first characterized by the sudden development of an enormous midsection whereby the entire width of the trunk, ribcage and pelvis grows disproportionately whilst the oblique muscles will thicken rapidly and the abdomen will become distended with the patient unable to hold in their stomach.


Mandibular and mental protuberance hypertrophy and overall cranial hyperplasia, accompanied by a dramatic increase in the size of the frontal ridge follows.



Mutation of the patient's own endiginous endocrine system possibly awakening dormant cro-magnonesque genes are causative factors.




Would possible growth of the internal organs explain the abdomen issues? HGH affecting the organs and their functions messing with the skin as well.

And wtf at the bolded text, that's some freaky shit.

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Schwarzfahrer
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Your post... got Palumboism.
Yikes!

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