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Going back into Powerlifting (again!!!)

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by johnpol, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. johnpol

    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have had a few weeks off from any training as I am trying to rehab my hip. Have just started back with a light bench 90kg 3x4 and a few accessory exercises and the hip hurts, then trained deadlift and worked upto 160kg 2x2 and the hip hurts a lot. I don't think I'm going to compete for the rest of the year until I get this hip sorted out and then may just do single lifts. I don't know what to do at the moment
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    well I have done it again!! I have entered another British Championships Qualifier in September for next years Championships!! I must be mad. I have entered in single lift categories Bench Press and Deadlift, as my hip is still bothering me so much I can't squat so single lifts it is. I have devised a training programme which will hopefully get me the qualifying totals for both British and European Championships. Wish me luck! 11 weeks till show time!!!
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    3 training weeks left, and it doesn't look likely that I will hit my goal weights. I can't walk for a day after training and anything over 200kg on the deadlift is torture, but being as stubborn as I am I will still compete (this time just because I can and enjoy it) and will see what next year brings, you never know I might win something!!
     
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    LSwifeofT1D · Newbie

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    Hey guys! Im hoping as powerlifters you’ll please give me some advice? My husband is type 1 - diagnosed 2 years ago now at 33. He’s still been in the honeymoon phase so he’s been managing really well with degludec (long lasting) and aspart (fast aching). Hb1ac was 51 last time!

    But we knew it wouldn’t last as nurses kept saying he’s still in honeymoon phase.

    We recently got a home gym and he’s been doing a good 1-1.5 hours of weightlifting and cycling most days. But his blood sugars go so high afterwards - getting readings of 10 afterwards. Then through out the day he’s been high, then before bed and on waking up he’s still pretty high.

    Any advice on how you manage blood sugars after exercise like weightlifting?

    We’ve heard BS behaves differently depending on the exercise - so heavy cardio lowers it but weights can increase it.

    Or... is he nearing the end of the honeymoon phase?
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I suspect that its a combination of the beginning of the end of the honeymoon phase, and the amount of cardio he's doing. I suggest test, test and test again. he could have a small meal (protein, fats and a small amount of carbs) prior to the session with some insulin to cover this, train then check afterwards to see if he has his rise in BS's (I suspect he will but not as big) then settle down. for the next few weeks it will be trial and error for him, my readings go off the scale after a particularly heavy session (usually deadlifts) and I have to give corrective doses, but then crash through the night and I go low. its about striking a balance to ensure that he doesn't go too high (if needed corrective dose, but conservatively) and then testing after his post training meal, insulin to see what its doing. Write everything down too, session length, weights/exercises done any cardio then do the some for his food intake and numbers on the meter before/during/after training this will highlight patterns and what his corrective measures are and will highlight if he's entering into the end of honeymooning. But keep it up as he will formulate his own plan on how to ensure he gets his readings down after intense training. Good luck and let me know how he is progressing and apologies for the lateness of my reply.
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I competed on Sunday in the A/BPU Northeast qualifier for 2020 British and European Championships, only competed in the Push/Pull part of the event. Finished with a 140kg bench (qualifies me for the Europeans) and a 205kg deadlift not what I wanted but with the ongoing hip issue that I have I'm more than happy with it. I've been told that I will be receiving my Invites to the British Champs soon to defend my Titles! Didn't realise that I would be and have the chance to compete at the 2020 British Championships. Hopefully I can manage to compete in the British, European and World Championships next year, that is what I'm going to aim for and injuries allowing I will achieve it.

    Thanks everyone for following this journey with me.
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow, John, get you!!!!!!! What an achievement, a perfect answer to this 'You can't do this or that' brigade. x
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It definitely does, Diabetes shouldn't hold anyone back, it should hopefully give you the drive to do what you set your mind to. Especially considering our daily struggles.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @johnpol I've been gone, but what wonderful news to come back to! WOW!!!! Congratulations, and special consideration to your hip, which is rising to the occasions with you.

    I was just so excited to read your post there. Happy happy!!
     
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