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Can’t seem to gain any muscle mass. Type 1 Diabetic

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Neymar7, May 8, 2020.

  1. Neymar7

    Neymar7 · Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I’m a type 1 diabetic, was diagnosed three years ago. Always been quite skinny and thought after diagnosis, I would start gaining weight, which I have done. However, I haven’t seen any increase in size or muscle mass, even though I eat a lot (3000+calories) and work out by lifting heavy weights regularly.

    anyone got any advice? Is it impossible?
    Very grateful for any helpful advice.
     
  2. Ushthetaff

    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Like most things things are individual and vary from person to person, I. Quite lucky and put on muscle relatively quickly. But from what I’ve read and from personal experience it’s a lot to with protein ,as they are the muscle builders, ( amino acids etc help too ) so plenty of chicken oily fish etc , plus when your pushing weights make sure you take time off from different muscle groups , the muscles basically break down when weight training and then rebuild bigger ! So if you continue pumping iron without rest periods it can have an adverse effect, a lot of people I know tend to do legs one day , arms the next ,stomach the next etc etc . sorry if I am trying to teach grandma to suck eggs
    Good luck and keep on pumping
     
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  3. searley

    searley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was in a similar situation and talked to the doctor found I was producing almost no testosterone

    Was put on trt and have gained muscle since.. but also a lot more energetic since

    However that may not be the case for you.. not every one can grow muscle

    Also 3000 calories wouldn’t be the only requirement it would need to be a good mixed diet with plenty of protein.. along with enough sleep. And an exercise regimen that exercises all muscles across different days so that muscles get reset as they only grow on recovery days
     
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