The buff body type is back in style. On social media, teens find inspiration, dangerous trends – USA TODAY

Bodybuilding is big on Instagram and TikTok, but dangers lurk for kids

The perfectionistic nature of bodybuilding can be a risk factor for disordered eating and body image issues, experts say.

Buff bodies are back!

OK, in truth, did they really ever go anywhere? Folks of a certain age will remember those 1970s comic book ads from Charles Atlas, who guaranteed that with his bodybuilding regimen you’d never get sand kicked in your face again.

That said, this does seem to be a new golden age for the Gold’s Gym set. Sculpted physiques on men and woman alike pop up everywhere from Netflix’s “Too Hot to Handle” to Ryan Reynolds’ shirtless brag in “Free Guy.”

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