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Offline Newdaytomorrow

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Exercise
« on: October 24, 2017, 10:36:26 am »
Hey gang,

I wanted to share my experience  regarding weight lifting/ exercise. I started working out faithfully this summer mainly to stay healthy, shed few pounds, and look good. It has worked really well. I've put on muscle and visibly changed my appearance. I also feel great. I noticed I'm less fatigued and more focused. And it shows in my lab results. My sugar levels dropped. And my cretenan(?) Is back to normal range.

What I really want to share is how my body responded to my workouts. When I initially started working out, I used to go 6 and even 7 times a week. Each work session would last 1-2 hours. Being poz  and on meds, I was concern about how well my body would respond to this intensity and frequency. Well after couple of weeks I noticed It took longer for my body to recover. I would still be sore at the beginning of my next Work out sessions. I was less productive during workout sessions and felt burnt out.

Listen to your body! Guess the moral of the story is to not push your body too hard. This might be obvious to some people but you really don't know what your limits are until you reach it. People are different. Some might have no difficulty training 7 days a week.
 I cut my work out sessions to 4 -5 days. Now my sessions last 45 -1hr. I feel great after workouts and I go in my next workout session fully recovered.

I'm a long time lurker and decided it's time for me to contribute. Hope this makes sense and helped someone.

Offline Wade

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Re: Exercise
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 10:53:31 am »
Hey Newday,

Welcome and thanks for sharing, listening to your body is indeed good advice all the way around. How are all your numbers ?

Best,  Wade
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Offline Newdaytomorrow

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Re: Exercise
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 11:00:00 am »
Wade,

My numbers are good. Been UD for year and half now and my cd4 levels are in 800s. Per my Doc, my #s are really good.

Thanks for asking. How yours look?

Offline Almost2late

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Re: Exercise
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 11:12:53 am »
Hey gang,

I wanted to share my experience  regarding weight lifting/ exercise. I started working out faithfully this summer mainly to stay healthy, shed few pounds, and look good. It has worked really well. I've put on muscle and visibly changed my appearance. I also feel great. I noticed I'm less fatigued and more focused. And it shows in my lab results. My sugar levels dropped. And my cretenan(?) Is back to normal range.

What I really want to share is how my body responded to my workouts. When I initially started working out, I used to go 6 and even 7 times a week. Each work session would last 1-2 hours. Being poz  and on meds, I was concern about how well my body would respond to this intensity and frequency. Well after couple of weeks I noticed It took longer for my body to recover. I would still be sore at the beginning of my next Work out sessions. I was less productive during workout sessions and felt burnt out.

Listen to your body! Guess the moral of the story is to not push your body too hard. This might be obvious to some people but you really don't know what your limits are until you reach it. People are different. Some might have no difficulty training 7 days a week.
 I cut my work out sessions to 4 -5 days. Now my sessions last 45 -1hr. I feel great after workouts and I go in my next workout session fully recovered.

I'm a long time lurker and decided it's time for me to contribute. Hope this makes sense and helped someone.
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Offline Wade

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Re: Exercise
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 11:24:56 am »
Wade,

My numbers are good. Been UD for year and half now and my cd4 levels are in 800s. Per my Doc, my #s are really good.

Thanks for asking. How yours look?

Good..been UD for about 15 years maybe longer, cant remember ?
Bounced around some in  the early days.
I was diagnosed in 95 in  the hospital, cd4s went into the mid 500s after switching to Genvova, before that they hovered ind the 300 range for years.
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Offline Newdaytomorrow

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Re: Exercise
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 11:33:39 am »
Really good to hear. Keep it up. I take Genvoya as well and it's working great so far.

Offline Wade

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Re: Exercise
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 11:48:14 am »
I call it the pussy cat of drugs  ;)
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Offline MitchMiller

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Re: Exercise
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 11:47:40 pm »
Now age 61, I'm working out every day for 3 hours except for my extreme aerobics day where I limit it to just under 2 hours.  In addition, I walk the 1.5 miles to/from the gym each day (70 minute round-trip).

The key to limiting fatigue for me is a five day rotation with 45 minutes of moderate low-impact aerobics and moderate abs each session, reserving one day in the rotation for extreme aerobics, and doing extreme abs with my leg routine.  I concentrate resistance training on specific muscle groups only once every five days.

Needless to say, I'm retired so I have plenty of time for this and I usually get 9 hours of sleep each night.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2017, 11:53:33 pm by MitchMiller »

Offline dinster

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Re: Exercise
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2018, 06:36:03 pm »
Not pushing too hard is great advice for everyone. There is so much emphasis on short-term gains when IMO it's the long run that really counts

 


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