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Author Topic: Hardcore athletics - pro or con?  (Read 2726 times)

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Offline ChaplinGuy

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Hardcore athletics - pro or con?
« on: August 10, 2006, 09:24:03 PM »
I am a marathoner, and while my infectious disease doctor said that it is "okay" to continue training and running to stay in shape (and she actually said to help me sleep better) she didn't seem overly pro or con on the subject. Am I 1) doing something GOOD that will prolong my health and help my condition in the long-term or 2) putting too much strain on my system and/or risking injuries that could become OIs? Anyone else out there still going hardcore?

Note: I just read about a 7 day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles (The Ride for Life) that I'm considering doing - sounds awesome.

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Re: Hardcore athletics - pro or con?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006, 09:34:41 PM »
I can't see this is here or there HIV-wise. Do it

Cardiovascular heath is important long-term with HIV. The fitter the better.

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« Last Edit: August 10, 2006, 09:37:10 PM by newt »
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Offline CalvinC

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Re: Hardcore athletics - pro or con?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006, 09:35:19 PM »

My doctor told me to do the "exact" same things I was doing before I got diagnosed (except to practice safer sex, obviously), and that includes my heavy workouts, both free weights and cardio. I haven't changed a thing as these things reduce my stress and I love them. (I am not on any medication, so perhaps that helps.)


Offline Eldon

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Re: Hardcore athletics - pro or con?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006, 10:02:37 PM »
Hello Chaplinguy, it is Eldon. First of all welcome to the forums where you will find support, love, understanding, and answers to many of your questions about HIV/AIDS.

Keep doing what you have been doing, it will keep the stress levels down and your mind in a positive state. It is a very good thing for you to keep your body in tip top fit shape.

Offline Life

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Re: Hardcore athletics - pro or con?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006, 10:08:22 PM »
I think Lance answered your question on that one! ;D

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Hardcore athletics - pro or con?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2006, 06:01:33 AM »
I am a marathoner, and while my infectious disease doctor said that it is "okay" to continue training and running to stay in shape

sounds groovy. an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. aids wasting is one area i hope you'll never have to face. just curious, i assume that burns lots of calories, true? false? when did you start? recently? years ago? are you happy with your current weight? that's all for now. i do hope lydgate (jay) chimes in on this thread because he knows a thing or two about athletic issues


Offline jinghua

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Re: Hardcore athletics - pro or con?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006, 03:12:36 AM »
mm,that's good but i'm wondering what if your heart beat rate is about 100 per minute? can you still do those kind of stuff? i'm worry when i stepped above the machine and found that my heart beats about 110 per minute......it looks scary~~~~
Live started to change...i wish i can have a better life...

Offline fearless

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Re: Hardcore athletics - pro or con?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2006, 03:24:29 AM »
Exercise is good, but don't over do it matey.

As a marathoner, I'm sure you are already fit and know your own body better than anyone else. I am also sure you would be aware of elite athletes who from training too hard stress their immune systems and end up sick. I'm not saying don't do it, but maybe listen a little more closely to your body for any signs of fatigue etc.

The bike rdie sounds like fun though.


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