Coping With A Medical Condition!

For most people a medical condition unless really serious does not stop them from training and in some cases it can motivate you. The biggest person in my gym has diabetes but he always come in with two mars bars and he trains normally.
Many of you will just skip over this article, but there must be several of you that have (or had) medical disabilities. For these, bodybuilding can be hard to cope with, and is a nightmare when using supplements, and could cause you to quit bodybuilding for good! This article also links into other sports, as well as bodybuilding.

I have epileptic fits, so I understand the problems some people have with their medical disabilities, but there are ways to cope with it. I know a lot of people who were very good at certain sports but because of a disability have had to quit - which is a shame, as they really enjoyed it and could have done really well.

Bodybuilding & 'Other' People

The same thing applies to bodybuilding, and some people reading this are probably, or those that know other people who are thinking of, quitting (or have to quit) bodybuilding because of a disability they have. But wait, you don't have to do this! The most important part is not changing your diet too quickly from one extreme to the another.

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For example, I went from eating like the average teenager (which included pizza, chips, and chocolate) to a totally clean healthy diet. The sudden change in my diet caused me to have several fits, and what's even worse is that before I changed my diet I was free from fits for over a year (!) - but I was determined not to give up.

Also, jumping from 2,000 calories per day up to 4,000 a day is also not the way to go! The way you should go is in small steps so you do not shock your body suddenly. Taking supplements is also a nightmare. I have found by trying a new supplement for the first time, I have had several fits, but then gradually my body got used to the supplements.

Just check with your doctor what the supplements contain and see if they can mix with your medication without any serious side effects.

Sudden Spurts

With some people, a sudden spurt in weight can also affect them in a bad way. If you take medication, then your medication might have to be increased if your bodyweight goes up dramatically.

My doctor says this is one of the worst things which could happen to me as the medication I am presently on has to be increased which could leave me with some side effects for a while until I get used to my increased medication.

Just remember to try to go around the obstacles you face with your medical problem, and when you reach the physique you want, you know it is even more of an achievement!

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As well as talking about nutrition, your actual training has to fit in with also with any medical problem you have.

For example, training for too long is overtraining (and bad anyway), but could have even worse effects for someone with a medical condition. Look into your condition thoroughly, and make sure that what you do each training session will not effect your condition or interfere with your medication (if you take any).

For most people, a medical condition (unless really serious), does not stop them from training, and in some cases it can even motivate you! The biggest person in my gym has diabetes, but he always comes in with two Mars bars and he trains normally.

This demonstrates that a disability that you may have does not (in most cases) need to stop you from training, so you can't use it as an excuse for missing an exercise period. Never give up, and you will find a way to beat your problem!

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Remember: I'm not a doctor, but I'm writing from my own experiences, and before you do any aspect of your training, you should tell your doctor about it, just to make sure its safe for you.