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Author Topic: Any Bodybuilders here?  (Read 355 times)

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Offline Ehecatl

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Any Bodybuilders here?
« on: June 13, 2014, 01:31:30 AM »
Thanks to my psychologist I have found that working on my body is helping me overcome the HIV stigma I inflict on myself. I started at 185lbs 15% BMI and am now down to 158lbs 9% BMI. I have tried my best to read all I can about the subject but would like to hear from anyone who is a active lifter or bodybuilder. I go in tomorrow to the doctor to get my labs. I hope that my supplements don't create any issues for me. I am taking BCAA shots, protein powder, thermogenic supplement, and multivitamins while I eat a paleo diet focusing on a 40-40-20 protein, fat, carb ratio. Cant wait to hear from y'all!
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Offline Delby

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Re: Any Bodybuilders here?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 04:48:27 AM »
Keeping fit whether it be bodybuilding, boxing, running, soccer - whatever your choice of sport, is extremely important to the well being for people with or without HIV. I train 6 days a week. I play soccer, boxing, football, weightlifting and i'm fitter and stronger than a lot of my HIV negative piers.

Don't put a ceiling on your fitness. Just because you now have HIV, this shouldn't prevent you from doing anything you wish. Exercise in any form, has untold physical and mental health benefits that make it a necessity to healthy living.

I eat about 150g of protein a day. Whilst I like paleo, i don't like the way they discount so many forms of carbs such as sweet potatoes. Carbs are extremely important for cell function and general health. Plus if you want to add muscle, you need carbs. I tend to eat mine post workout, by carb back loading. I take 1 protein shake post workout, multivitamins, Vitamin D3 (5,000IU), fish oils and follow a healthy and balanced diet. There are moments where I splurge and I eat what I like including chocolate, pizza etc. But that's part of living.

Everything in moderation, including moderation!

Go for it, train hard and enjoy!


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