reply to post by mopusvindictus
Firstly I'd like to say well done with turning your life around! It's great that so many people have come together in this thread to share their
personal experiences & knowledge with each other, its been said before; this is what makes ATS a brilliant place.
Many aspects of your story I can relate to personally and you've given me the inspiration to sort my life out.
Alot of the points you have made I also believe in and its evident that so do others on here. I fully agree that one of the most damaging things to
the human body is stress.
My mother is currently going through an incredibly stressful period right now (extreme relationship problems) and people would be amazed at some of
the medical ailments she has had that are stress related.
I remember when I was going through a pretty tough period in my life and I also had stress related issues i.e. tingling sensations, burning
sensations, insomnia etc
When the issue had been resolved I was back to normal.
I've also had slight swelling (or a swelling feeling) and pain from my liver area which gave me cause for concern as I've been drinking pretty
heavily for the past 2 years.
One product I can recommend for the liver is called Liv 52, you can buy it very cheapily on ebay. It help's to detox the liver, protect it against
toxins and also increase's appetite.
If anyone can suggest any other methods to help cleanse/detox the liver then I gladly listen. I'm planning on buying some Milk Thistle soon and give
I can also relate to the health & diet side of your story too. Around 6/7 years ago I was very, very healthy indeed. I use to weight train 3 times a
week, cardio 4 times a week (either running or cycling) and also used to box 3 times a week.
My diet was very clean with me eating around 5/6 smaller meals everyday composed of foods like chicken, tuna, rice, pasta, veg, fruit, potatoes etc
I'm aiming to get back into sort sort of shape again and this thread has motivated me to take action now.
I do honestly believe the body can heal itself amazing well and it will do so even better if we treat it right.
Giving something back to this thread, here's a little information for the poster or anyone who weight trains everyday;
Don't do it! The body needs time to repair itself and by working out with weights everyday your not letting it.
When you lift weights you actually tear your muscles slightly, the day or two after that workout is when the body gets to work repairing those tears
and making them stronger/larger - this is how you get bigger basically.
Speaking from personal experience, you shouldn't do be anymore than 4 sessions of resistance training in a week.
Split up your workout, as an example:
Mon - Chest/Triceps Wed - Back/Biceps Fri - Shoulders/Legs
Read up on the net about weight training regimes and how to split them.
One last thing, if your working out everyday with weights and your not sore then your DEFINATELY not lifting heavy enough weight.
To the OP:
Thanks again for your thread!