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Can diabetics BUILD muscle???

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Well, I guess I should know, I was diagnosed 3 years ago, and started lifting seriously and went from 150lbs to 205ish. However, its been hard to gain lately, I was wondering If diabetes can make it hard to gain? Or what I can do to help!

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Well, I guess I should know, I was diagnosed 3 years ago, and started lifting seriously and went from 150lbs to 205ish. However, its been hard to gain lately, I was wondering If diabetes can make it hard to gain? Or what I can do to help!

 

What is your workout like? How often? What do you eat? What supplements do you take?

 

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Alot of Protein, alot of food in general since im trying to gain. I take whey protein, creatine mono, daily vitamin, and amino acid's.

 

I always did some form of a 3 day a week workout, either fullbody 3x a week or body part split. chest/tris legs/shoulders back/bis.

 

 

I was under the influence, more insulin=more mass

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Yes Diabetic people can get very muscular.. I am on the same supplement regimen you are on and I look huge bro... My BS are excellent..So to answer yes, but you have to really work at it.. I do 4 times a week Cardio spinning and 2 times a week 1 hour and a half of weight lifting a week..Hope that helps.. I just do Protein, Creatine, Amino Acid, and Glutamine...

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Hi small2big1!

 

As a bicyclist, and all bicyclists have a thing about their weight being too high, I don't get the bodybuilder thing about adding more-and-more weight.

 

That being said allow me a bit of perspective on the results of any exercise regemen.

 

Presuming that you are a post-puberty adult adding 55 pounds of muscle tissue over a three year period of time is impressive. That takes a lot of male hormones. To get beyond you will either take lots of time or supplament your hormonal levels.

 

I understand the desire to do better by whatever measurement that your sport recognizes. Just realize that you are probably in the top 1% of fitness for men in your age group. However, unless you are a professional body builder, that desire for more must be moderated with some reality.

 

I'm very good on my bicyle and Linda and I are good on our tandem. However, I'm no Lance Armstrong and Linda isn't Laura Van Gilder. However, for people in our age group we are very fit -- probably in the top 10%.

 

My advice, take the time option and take credit for what you have done and don't obsess over what you are yet to accomplish.

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Hi small2big1!

 

As a bicyclist, and all bicyclists have a thing about their weight being too high, I don't get the bodybuilder thing about adding more-and-more weight.

 

That being said allow me a bit of perspective on the results of any exercise regemen.

 

Presuming that you are a post-puberty adult adding 55 pounds of muscle tissue over a three year period of time is impressive. That takes a lot of male hormones. To get beyond you will either take lots of time or supplament your hormonal levels.

 

I understand the desire to do better by whatever measurement that your sport recognizes. Just realize that you are probably in the top 1% of fitness for men in your age group. However, unless you are a professional body builder, that desire for more must be moderated with some reality.

 

I'm very good on my bicyle and Linda and I are good on our tandem. However, I'm no Lance Armstrong and Linda isn't Laura Van Gilder. However, for people in our age group we are very fit -- probably in the top 10%.

 

My advice, take the time option and take credit for what you have done and don't obsess over what you are yet to accomplish.

 

Thanks! That is true, I guess it has became somewhat of an "addiction". I just loved getting more muscluar. I recently started experimenting with PH's but not sure I want to keep it up. I guess I just want to know how diabetes and bodybuilding go hand in hand.

 

Ps, I as well race bmx bikes!

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