Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 15, 2014, 06:30:49 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 638741
  • Total Topics: 48492
  • Online Today: 183
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 1
Guests: 141
Total: 142

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Bodybuilding competition  (Read 13616 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline GSOgymrat

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,021
  • HIV+ since 1993. INTJ
Bodybuilding competition
« on: June 06, 2007, 09:58:42 PM »
Back in January I committed to entering my first bodybuilding competition and the date is almost here, June 16. I've been working out faithfully, dieting, learning to pose, learning about how competitions work, tanning, shaving my body hair... it's quite the study in vanity and body dismorphia. I'll be competing in a natural competition, which means unlike regular competitions people are not suppose to use hormones and steroids. There is a prejudging at 11:00 AM where you line up and do mandatory poses and a panel of judges decides who wins for each category. Then at 6:00 PM there is a show where you have to do a 90 second posing routine set to music and they annouce who wins.

I'm not that stressed about the prejudging because I'm not that invested in winning. I'm WAY stressed about the evening show. I have a phobia about being on a stage in front of an audience and being there with almost no clothes on doesn't make it easier. Added to the drama is I have at least a dozen friends, many of them coworkers, coming to see me. So if I blow it I will never live it down.

I've posted progress pictures on bodybuilding.com... kind of like myspace for muscleheads. Here you can see me bald! Hairless! In a banana hammock! In full motion video! If Jeromy has the balls to show us his... um... balls then I can show you humiliating Polaroids of my fat days and me in my "posing suit".

I seriously want to thank the people on this forum who have given me encouragement, especially with the lipoatrophy issues. As anyone with lipo knows it really messes with your confidence and self-esteem. This is an opportunity for me to say "screw you" to my lipo issues and put it to rest. It's ironic that after spending so much time worrying that I didn't have enough bodyfat now my trainer is worried I have too much. Let me tell you bodybuilders go to drastic measures to get "cut". I just hope I'm not ruining all of Dr. Serra's PMMA by pushing my bodyfat so low. Oh well, another excuse to go to Rio!

So hit the link, have a laugh but wish me luck and pray I don't have a full blown panic attack on stage... 'cause it's a real possibility!

http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/GSOgymrat/

Offline Teresa

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,753
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 10:07:54 PM »
Very impressive! Wow!

You look fantastic! Good Luck !

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline AlanBama

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,623
  • Alabama: the 'other' 3rd World Country!
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 10:53:41 PM »
Yay for my favorite bodybuilder!    Good luck, we're all behind you......

I enjoyed your posing video!

hugs,

Alan  :-*
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline JeffInNYC

  • Member
  • Posts: 806
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 11:41:18 PM »
you look good in the before pictures too   :P

Offline Miss Philicia

  • Member
  • Posts: 24,064
  • celebrity poster, faker & poser
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 12:10:34 AM »
Good luck with the contest and congrats on all your hard work!
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Longislander

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,486
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 12:35:39 AM »
Ford,

the hard work has definitely paid off! You look incredible! Thanks for posting the link (although I didn't see anything about a posing video >:( >:( )

Good luck in the competition, and just enjoy yourself in the evening show.

You're hot, and that's all there is to it!   ;D

Paul
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline northernguy

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,347
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2007, 02:14:04 AM »
Awesome progress pics, congrats on the perseverance to get into that kind of condition.  Truly an inspiration for me to drag my sorry (and fattening and drooping) ass back into the gym.

PS nice nips :-*
Apr 28/06 cd4 600 vl 10,600 cd% 25
Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
Mar 7/10 cd4 710 vl 1,076 cd% 21
Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
Jul 17/11 cd4 960 vl <40 cd%33
April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
April 20/12 Switched to Viramune + Truvada
Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
Oct 19 cd4 1,110 vl <40 cd% 41

Offline Ivan

  • Member
  • Posts: 45
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2007, 07:30:04 AM »
hello, man. you are superman. and are you also HIV+? because i have heard that the HIV pozzies should better not to do bodybuilding. it would make the situation much worse. isn't it? actuelly i want to do it too. but i don't want it to destroy my health.
sep.2006  HIV+ diagnosed
feb. 2007  cd4 638  VL 10130
may. 2007 cd4 530  VL  4832
sep. 2007  cd4 430  VL 10482
dec.2007   cd4 503  VL 18356
Jul. 2008   cd4 608   VL  9683
oct. 2008  cd4 630   VL  10368
jan. 2009  cd4 558    VL 50243 (because i have had a fult in spain)
Nov.2010 cd4 418  VL 28597 (still not on Therapy, but need to begin)
Dec. 2010 Therapy with Atripla began

Offline J.R.E.

  • Member
  • Posts: 7,145
  • Joined Dec-2003 Living positive, since 1985.
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 07:53:40 AM »
Ford,

You look Great. Wishing you the best this coming June 16th !!! Try to flow smoothly from one pose to the next... You got great abs, make sure to show the abs !!



Good Luck------Ray  8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline GSOgymrat

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,021
  • HIV+ since 1993. INTJ
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007, 08:48:24 AM »
because i have heard that the HIV pozzies should better not to do bodybuilding. it would make the situation much worse. isn't it? actuelly i want to do it too. but i don't want it to destroy my health.

I hadn't heard people with HIV+ shouldn't do bodybuilding. I'm not using any substances other than protein powder. Reducing my bodyfat probably isn't the best thing in case I got sick but my CD4 is well into normal range right now. I'm sure not what the problem would be.

Offline woodshere

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,477
  • ain't no shame in my game
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2007, 09:26:12 AM »
WOW, very impressive.  I have to agree with Jeff, the before photos are hot also.

As for doing this in front of your friends, they are there to support you and I am sure are extremely proud of this endeavor you have undertaken.  Regardless of how you do, their pride and support will still be with you!!!

Good Luck,
Woods
"Let us give pubicity to HV/AIDS and not hide it..." "One of the things destroying people with AIDS is the stigma we attach to it."   Nelson Mandela

Offline cmhjeff

  • Member
  • Posts: 870
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2007, 10:02:56 AM »
I've posted progress pictures on bodybuilding.com... kind of like myspace for muscleheads. Here you can see me bald! Hairless! In a banana hammock! In full motion video! If Jeromy has the balls to show us his... um... balls then I can show you humiliating Polaroids of my fat days and me in my "posing suit".

http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/GSOgymrat/
That website needed a warning! I'm glad I was sitting down. You look great...better than great! Good luck on the 16th!

banana hammock - ROFL

Offline aztecan

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,396
  • 29 years positive, 57 years a pain in the butt
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2007, 10:49:53 AM »
Hey Ford,

WOOF!

You look great and I'm sure you'll do well in the competition.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline pozniceguy

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,177
  • Niceguy Dallas
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2007, 12:33:35 PM »
Ford  you look great.. When I first had to do presentations in front of large audiences I was advised to use the old idea of  pretending everyone in the audience was sitting there In their underwear... it works,,sets the whole tone for you....  I know who ever is there is there to support you... the judges love the audience reaction to the competitors..so have your friends hoop and holler as much as they can when you are on stage......Great video ... have your "trainers" seen it... any critique?  I thought you looked super.....before and after...
  Is someone going to take a video in the competition?  would love to see who you beat!!
Nick...
remember the good times...honor the past but don't live there
Le stelle la notte sono grandie luminose, nel cuore profondo del Texas

Offline cjc

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,011
  • Sweet Girl
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2007, 03:18:16 PM »
Ford, You really look great. I hope you win.  Cristy

Offline redhotmuslbear

  • Member
  • Posts: 605
  • A genuine certified freak of nature, and a hot one
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2007, 03:38:33 PM »
Do me!  And stop shaving, please.
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - BF Skinner
12-31-09   222wks VL  2430 CD4 690 (37%)
09-30-09   208wks VL  2050  CD4 925 (42%)
06-25-08   143wks VL  1359  CD4 668 (32%)  CD8 885
02-11-08   123wks off meds:  VL 1364 CD4 892(40%/0.99 ratio)
10-19-07   112wks off meds:   VL 292  CD4 857(37%/0.85 ratio)

One copy of delta-32 for f*****d up CCR5 receptors, and an HLA B44+ allele for "CD8-mediated immunity"... beteer than winning Powerball, almost!

Offline JohnOso

  • Member
  • Posts: 816
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2007, 05:09:21 PM »
Looking great Ford!

If I remember correctly you came to this competition from someone suggesting it to you.

Wishing you the best at your competition (hey you can't go wrong with M People!  ;D)

John

Offline anniebc

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,939
  • AM member since 2003
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2007, 09:12:46 PM »
Hi Ford

I can't even imagine the work you had to put into this..but it has definately paid off, you are looking so good...and good luck with the comps.

Hugs
Jan :-*
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline Jean-Yves

  • Member
  • Posts: 98
  • Meow!
    • Home for Sign of the Tiger
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2007, 09:58:25 PM »
By my own reaction to your video it makes me wonder how you could keep from having an erection while filming it. Woof!! Do Me !!!!
Jean-TYves

Offline Robert

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,644
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2007, 10:55:43 PM »
this is just soooo  cool.

congratulations!

robert
..........

Offline Longislander

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,486
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2007, 12:47:56 AM »
ok (duh) I went back to find the video ( I must have been too tired)!

let me know when you need to make a muscle worship youtube video! ;)
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Bucko

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,947
  • You need a shine, missy!
    • The Spin Cycle
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2007, 12:52:03 AM »
Count me in the chorus of the impressed, Ford. You look fabulous.

Brent
(Who has many tastes)
Blessed with brains, talent and gorgeous tits.

The revolutionary smart set reads The Spin Cycle at least once every day.

Blathering on AIDSmeds since 2005, provocative from birth

Offline pozattitude

  • Member
  • Posts: 909
  • Enjoy
    • to find out more about me....
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2007, 02:22:55 AM »
You look amazing!
Hard work and dedication will pay off and you are an example to all of us.
Where is your competition?  I used to live in NC and still have many friends in the Raleigh area and a good friend in GSO.


Rich
(who vaguely remembers what the gym looks like)
POSITIVE PEDALERS... We are a group of people living with HIV/AIDS, eliminating stigma through our positive public example.

Offline Cerrid

  • Member
  • Posts: 499
  • only as good as your last haircut
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2007, 05:00:12 AM »
Amazing progress! Wow, look at all the defined muscles! You surely look hot! :o
 
If I were in the jury I'd give you 10/10. Unfortunately, I'm not. So let me wish you luck for the contest, keeping my thumbs crossed! :D
"Boredom is always counterrevolutionary. Always." (Guy Debord)

Offline Nadine

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,253
  • Member since: August 2005
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2007, 07:54:40 AM »
Hey Ford,

Like everyone else has said already...you look great! 

Good luck on the 16th, we'll all be cheering you on!

Offline Peter6836

  • Member
  • Posts: 391
  • Me and my Granddaughter Noa
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2007, 08:02:14 AM »
Ford,
You look FANTASTIC!!!!!! as for your health I would think it would be wonderful. Good luck on the 16th, Your a WINNER!!!!!
Peter

Offline GSOgymrat

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,021
  • HIV+ since 1993. INTJ
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2007, 08:15:50 AM »
Thanks everyone for the support! To answer some of your questions, I hired a personal trainer back in December for 5 sessions and when he found out I had never used steroids pushed me to try competing. He's been helping me for free since then. I showed him my routine for the first time a few days ago and he was impressed given the fact I've never done it before. He suggested some changes in the way I pose but not the routine itself. Tomorrow I'm going to a posing clinic for novices facilitated by a bodybuilding judge and will be interested in what he has to say. The competition is in High Point, NC which is adjacent to Greensboro.

My trainer wants me to stop drinking water 30 hours before the competition and use a natural diuretic. Being dehydrated makes your muscles look more defined on stage. This is where I'm going to have to draw the line. I'm not willing to induce an electrolyte imbalance and risk my health just to win a trophy. I'll reduce my water intake but I'm not going without.



Offline Christine

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,069
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2007, 02:01:16 PM »
Wow!! You look fabulous! You don't have to worry about winning because you already won! Look at how hard you have worked, and what you overcame to achieve such success.

When you walk out on that stage...just think...damn I look good!

Christine (who has lifted weights in the past, and knows how hard it is)

Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

Offline puertorico2006

  • Member
  • Posts: 957
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2007, 02:03:20 PM »
you look great  :-*
Infected Probably: may 2005
Diagnosed: 11/2006

11/28/2006 CD4:309 / VL: 1907 No meds yet
12/27/2006 CD4:339/  VL:1649 No meds yet
  4/28/2007 CD4:550/  VL:1800 No meds :-)

Offline Cliff

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,645
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2007, 02:59:44 PM »
Good luck to you Ford.  All the hardwork and dedication has already paid off.

Offline mjmel

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,069
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2007, 06:27:10 PM »
Watched the video of the routine practice.........and Ford.........I just can't get past the sensuality of it. Your abs.....a washboard!
wishing you success & nerves of steel,
Mike

Offline GSOgymrat

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,021
  • HIV+ since 1993. INTJ
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2007, 09:48:50 PM »
This competition has driven me to drink.

True confessions time. One reason I'm nervous about being on a stage is because all the men in my family have a condition called essential tremor. Basically, I get tremulous, especially when experiencing anxiety, muscle fatigue, low blood sugar or cold temperatures. It's not noticeable normally but sometimes, such as after a hard workout, I can't really sign my name because I shake. As a kid I sucked at the game "Operation" and the anxiety of having to stand in front of a class and give a book report made me look like I was doing a Kathryn Hepburn impersonation. I'm worried this competition is going to be the perfect storm of stressors: performance anxiety, muscle fatigue and dehydration. Certain medications are suppose to help but I have never felt the need to take them before. Another thing that is suppose to help is alcohol.

So I decided to experiment with some alcohol. I went to the ABC store today for the first time in my life. Feeling like a teenager in a porn shop I bought one of those little bottles of vodka; peach flavored sounded nice. I had just had a hard workout and was moderately tremulous, went home and took a swig. GROSS! :P I had not drank alcohol in 20 years and now I remember why, it's vile. My tremors have subsided but I don't know if it was the booze or because I'm resting. I'm not really feeling anything... but maybe that means it's working.

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2007, 06:14:15 AM »
LOL... peach flavoured vodka and you wonder why it tasted vile? ;D

If you really think alcohol will help with the tremors, try some regular vodka (not Stoli!) and put a shot-glass full of it into a tall glass of your favourite fruit juice - with plenty of ice. If you use enough juice, you won't be able to taste the vodka (much).

On another subject, I'm thinking that the reason Ivan may have heard that body building isn't good for us is because so many people assume body building goes hand in hand with steroid use. Steroid use is definitely a no-no for people with hiv. I'm glad to see you are a person who is proving you don't have to use steroids to get a body worthy of competing with.

I'm also really glad to see that you've drawn the line with the dehydration thingy. Good for you for sticking up for yourself and your health!

Good luck with the competition - and remember to have fun!

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline Miss Philicia

  • Member
  • Posts: 24,064
  • celebrity poster, faker & poser
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2007, 12:44:19 PM »
Nandrolone Decanoate is routinely given to HIV patients for weight gain, certainly in the more severe cases and it's a steroid.  I took it twice weekly for 4 years with no negative effects on my lab numbers.  As long as you're taking the proper dosage and have your liver and kidneys monitored there's no safety issue.  It was also covered by ADAP in most states, though less and less because more use Androgel now even though it's much more expensive.  Unfortunately Watson Pharmaceuticals, under political pressure from the right wing "War on Steroids,"  has halted production and now HIV patients with extreme wasting have fewer alternatives.

http://www.medibolics.com/ADAP.pdf

that web site (if you shorten the URL) is a wealth of information on the subject of HIV and this issue.

also on Watson: http://savehivwastingmeds.blogspot.com/

I think what you might be referring to are the extremely high dosages that bodybuilders take of these substances, that's the abuse, not the drug itself.

I just wanted to add this caveat for the benefit of those on the board who are not that familiar with hormone replacement and HIV.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2007, 12:49:28 PM »
I think what you might be referring to are the extremely high dosages that bodybuilders take of these substances, that's the abuse, not the drug itself.



Yes, you're right, that is more along the lines of what I was thinking. Also, there are many different steriods and the way I worded my post, I was guilty of inadvertantly lumping them all together.

Thanks.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline GSOgymrat

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,021
  • HIV+ since 1993. INTJ
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2007, 04:02:31 PM »
Nandrolone Decanoate is one of the banned substances in natural bodybuilding. I have nothing against prescribed steroids but I'm glad I never had to take them or I wouldn't be allowed to compete.

I spoke to one of the psychiatrists I work with today about the essential tremor and she wrote a prescription for propranolol. It's a blood pressure medication that helps with tremors and anxiety. She referred to it as a "stage fright" drug. I'm going to practice my posing with it tomorrow to make sure I don't have any bad side effects.

Offline anniebc

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,939
  • AM member since 2003
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2007, 06:23:00 PM »
Hi Ford

I'm sure you've already been told about this, but please be aware of the dosage you will be taking, I know Propranolol can have an impact on your reactions and impair your thinking, and normally stopping the meds has to be done under Doctors orders, but I'm assuming this is very short term and may not apply in your case.

Let us know how you go after your practice with them tomorrow.

I'm sure you will be fine..all that hard work is going to pay off...and after this one there will be no stopping you.. trust me and have fun... ;)

Hugs
Jan :-*
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline wellington

  • Member
  • Posts: 508
  • Don't sweat the little things.
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2007, 11:27:48 PM »
Checked out the pix and I have to say "Dude, you have got nothing to worry about!" You look amazing. Just get out there on that stage and enjoy showing off all your hard work. Dayamn.

Offline Cerrid

  • Member
  • Posts: 499
  • only as good as your last haircut
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2007, 10:27:48 AM »
Okay, I'm curious. How did it turn out?
"Boredom is always counterrevolutionary. Always." (Guy Debord)

Offline Robert

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,644
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2007, 03:54:52 PM »
Hey FORD!!!

Me too!!!  The suspense is killing me.  How did it turn out?   

robert
..........

Offline GSOgymrat

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,021
  • HIV+ since 1993. INTJ
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2007, 05:27:42 PM »
I survived my first bodybuilding competition and got 2nd place! I think there were 12 men in the novice category. They lined us up and split us into short and tall classes. At 5'9" I was the tallest guy in the short class. It was pretty obvious once we got into our suits that the guys in the short class were in better shape then the guys in the tall class. I felt pretty prepared except I didn't anticipate that I we would be the last group and I didn't bring enough food. My trainer gave me a bag of dry oatmeal which I had to eat without water because I couldn't drink any water 24 hours before the competition. :P I was not as nervous as I expected to be in the prejudging and while my posing wasn't perfect I did an okay job. I got a lot of compliments from the other bodybuilders on how conditioned I was. I was worried about being tremulous but some of these guys had not practiced their posing enough and were REALLY shaking badly. My tremulousness wasn't that noticeable.

After the prejudging came the evening show. This is when there was a big audience, they announced the winners and I had to do my individual routine set to music. I initially was very anxious about the evening show and would wake up in the middle of the night thinking "holy crap, why did I agree to do this". After the prejudging I felt really charged to do it, even though I was getting exhausted from dehydration, anxiety and posing. I went out on stages to big cheers as about a dozen people had come to see me. My routine went very well and I was so thrilled and relieved to have done it without falling out! Being in the top three was not a surprise because after the prejudging as everyone back stage seemed to agree two other guys and myself were the top ones out of both the short and tall groups but no on agreed who was the winner. I was not surprised to get second because the guy who beat me not only had a great body but was much more experienced and his posing made mine look awkward.

Afterwards we went out for pizza and had a great time. My friends gave me a banner that said "Built Ford Tough" with a bunch of well wishes from people from work. Having not considered myself to be bodybuilder material at all when I started this back in January I feel great that I set a goal, worked my ass off and actually placed. I'm even more happy that I faced my lipo insecurities, faced my stage fright, got up on that stage and did well. I could not have done it without so many people wishing me well and I really appreciate all the encouragement from everyone on this forum. It may not seem like much to type "good luck, you can do it" but I read over everyone comments before I left the house to psych myself up.

Here is a picture of the winners of my group. I'm in the green suit (I'm not tall, they are just short) and the guy in the center got best overall novice. Sorry about the quality but I will post a link to better pictures when I get them.

Ford
« Last Edit: June 17, 2007, 05:30:25 PM by GSOgymrat »

Offline Miss Philicia

  • Member
  • Posts: 24,064
  • celebrity poster, faker & poser
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2007, 05:31:26 PM »
Congrats on placing 2nd... all that work paid off well.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Nadine

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,253
  • Member since: August 2005
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2007, 05:33:36 PM »
Congratulations Ford!

Offline bear60

  • Member
  • Posts: 4,104
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2007, 05:35:14 PM »
Very impressive.  You must be pleased with the results.  I know I would be!!!
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline Teresa

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,753
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2007, 05:38:48 PM »
                         


                                 


Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline Cliff

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,645
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2007, 05:40:57 PM »
Congrats Ford.  You look great.  I think your body is better than the winner, especially your upper body.

cliff

Offline milker

  • Member
  • Posts: 4,034
  • Protected phone sex
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2007, 05:41:24 PM »
Amazing job, Ford ! Bravo !

Milker (who should be at the gym instead of eating a bigmac)
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

Now accepting applications from blowjob ninjasô

Offline Robert

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,644
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2007, 08:11:34 PM »
wow...not bad.  Not bad at all.

In fact, it's incredible.  I agree with cliff.  The guy in the middle has too many ribs showing.

robert
..........

Offline Catman

  • Member
  • Posts: 419
  • Blessed with more than 9 lives! + since 1986
    • Who is the Catman?
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2007, 10:05:51 PM »
Ford, I can only say I am speechless. Sorry to have missed this thread before the competion but I haven't been logging in too much, lately. You know I have backed you up from the beginning and after going through this thread (before going into the link you posted) I jumped up and yelled "YESSS" when you mentioned you got SECOND PLACE! I knew you where getting in the top three! I am so proud of you that I could jump on you a give you a damn big strong happiness hug! ;D Your body change has been magical. Just awesome! The abs really gave a new look to your whole body. It was perfect for the competition. You said that you are not tall but that "lean look" makes you look taller than before. The form is excellent and the posing in the video reminded me of the Greek statue throwing the disk. Talking about posing, I got emotional when I heard your selection of musical background. It all blended perfectly; your hiv status, overcoming stage fright, the words to that song, your smile, your movements matching the music, and the energy and pride I perceived overall in the video, made me echo those words to the song, "What have you done for me, to make me feel proud?"...in your case, my friend, EVERYTHING you have done has made ME feel proud!  ;)  You ARE an inspiration! Congratulations...


[attachment deleted by admin]
Catman

Meow to the birds
Meow to the tree's
Meow to the end
of this dreadful disease...

Offline Longislander

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,486
Re: Bodybuilding competition
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2007, 12:45:42 AM »
CONGRATULATIONS! You do look awesome (and better than the 1st place guy).You should be very proud of this accomplishment! ;D ;D
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.