http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Basedow Awkwardness Basedow is nothing out of the ordinary, though he portrays his image as a celebrity fitness icon explicitly. You can take any ordinary male college student out of their campus weight room and the comparison would be similar. For example, his body type is ectomorphic, a figure that is not typically associated with bodybuilding whatsoever. He commonly shows off his guns, but his body type does not permit extensive muscle growth. It seems that Basedow is oblivious to this, and is suffering through some extreme form of depression.