>end of 2014
>benched 205 for 1 rep
>end of 2015
>can now do 4 reps
I never did any ab exercises, only squats and DLs!
Pics from dying sorta stuff till now, first body is when i first started being able to work out again, still sick still low T yadda yadda.
And heres some pics from the progress this past year...
Heres the original first 5 years that you can see a more noticable change. Goes from when I had all my dying crap going on to finally being able to work out again...
Depends everyday is different. For what its worth I guess after stuff like crohns I cant eat as much hot and spicy food that I love. And after the C-diff ive never been able to eat as much. like I could eat a absolute ton of food before this all and not gain weight. But now I just get full faster I guess to say.
I generally just a eat a lot of chicken. Im not a vegan or anything but generally I eat pretty healthy, at least more so than the average person. Funny ive thought of going vegeterian before, but even with all the meat I eat and iron supplements im anemic, and I feel like all the soy in vegan diets probably is a bad idea to considering I already have hormone problems so~....
Yeah, natty. Diabetic so use insulin, not that that matters.
I don't count calories or take any supplements since im poor and they taste gross. So i have a balanced diet of everything.
breakfast: 1 cup of oats, 1 banana, 2 eggs on 2 slices of dark bread and a cup of coffé.
Lunch: 2 chicken breasts with sweet potatoes/rice/pasta with vegetables.
Dinner: Pretty much anything, spaghetti bolognese/meatballs/lasagna with veggies.
snacks are fruits and nuts (usually eat around 100 grams of nuts a day)
I don't drink or smoke, ever. (shit hard when in collage)
If i were to guess i consume about 3000 calories, 100-150 grams of protein.
Miring ab insertion/adonis belt
cutting results. not the same pose but you get the idea
Been there. Went from 330 to 190. Quality of life is better fit but still lonely and miserable. Confidence level did not change appreciably. Back to 270. Definitely more depressed now. Trying to get back to lower weight. Know people that got their excess skin removed. In some regards it looks better, but it's a big, gnarly scar and the possibility of complications from infection are serious and potentially disfiguring. Feel free to hate on us poor bastards - you can't possibly hate us more than we hate ourselves.
>repping 4 plate squat
Yeah not trying to shit on you but half repper confirmed.
You look amazing though dude
>Confidence level did not change appreciably.
Really? Maybe it's because my family seems to have a generally higher-than-average CHA score, or maybe it's because I'm literally the thinnest and most in-shape I've been since literally ever, but my confidence is through the fucking roof. Especially nowadays, getting near 220, lower-tier girls are startan to get friendlier and friendlier...
But yeah, the loose skin is not pretty.
40 kg over 1.5 years. Low/no carb
Sorry about the shitty gif, don't know how to make them so just used some free site.
Judge by yourself. 180kg x4 after working my way up adding 20kg every set.
Hoping 190 brings the abs out. I'm sure I'll end up around 180 when it's all said and done though.
>tfw the worst part to get rid of.
Because its s shitty gif with like 2 fps, the vid doesn't look like that, here's 160kg a couple of months ago which turned out a lot better
You're still wriggling that butt dude. Lol.
I think it'll be virtually gone in the next 15lbs or so. I'm not trying to be shredded, just wanna actually see my abs for the first time.
Anything you guys see I should be focusing on besides my chest?
Wow mate you gained more lbs of muscle than Zyzz did in over a year+ in just a little over a year and higher lifting stats. Good job definitely natty and giving honest timeline bro.
Trying to get down to around 170-175 pounds.
Wondering if I'll look somewhat decent at that point. I feel a lot better already but meh.
I haven't been under 190 pounds since I was in high school so feels bretty god (currently 24 yo).
Gunna bulk hard after getting to 170ish.
Sorry about the face bro. No lifting can fix that
From total skelly to skelly. 120;bs -> 145 lbs at 5'11. Finally feel like I'm on the right track though, my lifts are going up steadily and I have a much bigger appetite. Excited for what is yet to come
From beginning of August to November. About 25 pounds down!
Feels great to see some progress
ive posted the test results, blood tests etc many times over the years. What did i do make them all up or something? Let me guess thats a fake blood test result in the pic as well right lol
Insulin in one if not the biggest anabolic hormone in your body, its banned in the olympics and you have to get special clearance from them in order to compete.
Insulin is among some things that gives alot of bodybuilders that turtle stomach aka insulin gut.
Hey I'm a type 1 diabetic to so would love some answers from you.
How do you handle the time between meals and workouts? I find I need less insulin when I'm working out but end up going uncomfortably high waiting between the meal and workout. I only run now as I'm trying to cut fat but am getting a gym membership next week to try and get stronk, and hear weight training actually increases makes your blood high, so I assume it would be your regular insulin dose after meals before weight training?
Did muscle gain have much of an effect on your insulin requirements? I want to be as healthy as possible as I'm just coming off some pretty bad depression and poor control and would love to know how much of an impact this has had on your levels and shit.
Good job dude, never too late to start getting healthier, we will all make it!
Everyone i've talked with that also has diabetes have had different experiences, so you've just gotta try and find out. Myself personally i get lower during a gym session, so i always bring a fruit and emergency dextrose just in case. I used to test before, during and after workouts in order to figure out how my body reacted, now i only do it before a workout.
My bloodsugars go to shit when i don't go to the gym, i try to stay under 7mmol/l (around 120 mg/dl) before a workout and i never want to go under 4(70mg).
In my case i can't take a insulin dose right before a workout without eating anything since i take it in the leg, and if i squat or do something similar that insulin just rushes out in my body and i get hypoglycemic really fast.
So yeah, i usually try to eat 1 hour before my gym session, take maybe 20% less insulin, and then test before i start my workout and if im too high(above 160, 10mg) i just take 1-2 doses to adjust (remember to not over do it since your body absorbs in super fast, atleast for me) , i rather be slightly high than slightly low.
I don't know if insulin had an effect, my doctors said it wouldn't but I've gained so fast its ridiculous, so in my expedience i defiantly gained more muscles than my gym partners(like 10 kg muscle and twice the lifts). If that was diet, genetics or something else i don't know.
Since starting working out my Hba1c has gone from 68 mmol/mol to 34 mmol/mol.
Thanks man, that's all great.
That change in hba1c is amazing, my last check 6 months back was 48, but that was probably from running every day.
I guess your fast improvements over your gym partners could be because as a diabetic you're more prone to scrutinising your diet and shit and making sure everything is perfect? I'm guessing the insulin has no effect on fat gain when weight training...
My only worry is finding a gym bro now, all the gyms I've been to none of the blokes seem to do compound lifts and focus on isolation (I think that's the term) and some don't even allow deadlifts. I'm gonna look out of place as fuck at 5'7 120lbs doing OHP's and shit.