By jerrymc Latest Reply 2014-08-21 00:47:27 -0500
Started 2014-08-18 16:32:06 -0500

has any body that is diabetic used this for weight lifting performance ? i am not finding carbs or sugar in it

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jerrymc 2014-08-20 17:50:50 -0500 Report

i tried send you email but will not let me…

jayabee52 2014-08-21 00:47:27 -0500 Report

Have you friended DiabeticDummy and have him accept. You have to be mutual friends to use the private mail system here on DC. To friend click DD's screen name which will take you to his profile. On his profile click the blue button below the screen name. There will be a drop down box and select "friend" from the 2 choices. a dialog box will appear and then click the button below the box to send. Then you wait for the other to accept. Then you may email one another.

jerrymc 2014-08-20 05:18:40 -0500 Report

thank ya diabeticdummy im not spending bunch $$$ on supplements..i am considering creatine .as per weighlift schedule i read all kind articles .. we hit the gym about 3 x a week. we focus a lot on our flat bench press .i am by far a power lifter. but we are gaining some ground..i will be in touch later on for suggestions

diabeticdummy 2014-08-20 01:04:51 -0500 Report

WHENEVER GOING TO TAKE ANY SUPPLEMENTS WHEN LIFTING ALWAYS CONSULT DOCTOR FIRST I have been weight lifting my entire adult life and all of my teen yrs i am now 40 i have used allot of supplements over the years and found most are a waste of money. As for creatine i have always used it faithfully but you have to use it correctly and with a proper diet it works great key to lifting water drink it drink it drink it ok as far as work outs go a couple tips and resources
1. whey protein before , during , after work out feed the muscle
2. tacking creatine just shove a spoonful in your mouth and wash it down with water it has no taste if you mix it with a sports drink (they are not needed at all) that's when you'll add carbs and sugar here how to load and maintain creatine

For improving physical performance, several dosing regimens have been tried:
Creatine is typically loaded with 20 grams per day (or 0.3 grams per kg) for 5 days followed by a maintenance dose of 2 or more grams (0.03 grams per kg) daily, Although 5 day loading is typical, 2 days of loading has also been used.
A loading dose of 9 grams per day for 6 days has also been used. Some sources suggest that, instead of acutely loading, similar results can be obtained with 3 grams per day for 28 days.

During creatine supplementation, the water intake should be 64 ounces per day.
3.from what you said about your work out routine and you feel you have flattened out well you need to find a good program online all are free look at they have a gooood diversity of routines avoid the abs trust me if it were as easy as pill everyone would be on them and look like the people in the pictures not happening most are just sugar caffeine and diaretics but you want to do some form of cardio every time before you lift get muscles warmed up and blood flowing then just work an are like back and upper legs one day, then next day chest and shoulders, etc then you have to vary weight one week heavy lift next medium next light,next medium then sets do between 4-6 reps 10-25 and every time change it up move exercise days around the reason we quit building muscle or defining are muscles is they get used to the routine and you get bored with it start reading articles in weight lifting websites you can buy the weekly mag but when you see one they are 400 pages long 50 pages of articles rest are adds for crap you really don;t need to waste your money on the last two thing i would suggest is get a good lifting belt and if you go to a gym hire a trainer for a month they will show you how to correctly perform and exercise and use the equipment properly then every 6 months or so get one for two weeks just to keep up plus they can help you put together a work out plan drink whey protein while working out feed the muscle if you have anymore questions or need some more detailed info just email me here

jerrymc 2014-08-18 20:31:55 -0500 Report

(Do you find that lifting is helping in controlling your BGL?) yes i sure do plus some cardio i do try watch what i eat.. but i dont have to eat like a bird .if i do good at supper i can test out in morn around 104-110 eve i test out around 120-150 depending .if i cut of eating around 5:30 -6pm no later go bed around 9-9:30 i do real good i try eat no later 5pm . i use to glipizide metrform morn plus 500 metform night… i hit the gym lost some weight 1 pill a day unless it jumps over 160

haoleboy 2014-08-18 21:29:26 -0500 Report

I usually am in pretty good control but on those occasions I might 'over indulge' and go above 140 I find that a 1/2 mile walk and some lifting to failure (right arm only) will really bring down my BGL. I'm a big fan of anaerobic exercise for weight and blood glucose control (definately check with your doctor first as there are some dangers associated with intense weight training for some diabetics).

jerrymc 2014-08-18 20:03:50 -0500 Report

what type protein ? we lift as heavy as we can tonight we 70 lbs plus bar 4 sets low reps then switched to 45 lb dumbbell 3 sets then 3 sets butterfly . we have the mass just need develop strength and endurance . we take our time i am about 5"11 204 lbs my son around 5"10 250 lb . he can out bench me but i can out lift him arm curls…really we are just taking our time building our self up i am 53 my son 26

haoleboy 2014-08-18 20:13:23 -0500 Report

I eat a lot of eggs, cheese and fish. occasionally pork and beef but I prefer not to (for no other reason than taste)
back in the day (like 40 years ago) I messed around with power lifting for a while. got pretty bulked up at about 250 but stopped and then ballooned to 325. just got back to being healthy in the past few years. lost a ton of weight but unfortunately in the process lost a lot of muscle …but that stroke didn't help.
Do you find that lifting is helping in controlling your BGL?


haoleboy 2014-08-18 18:21:42 -0500 Report

I would echo James' recommendation to check with your doctor. I had,at one time, considered supplementing with creatine but due to concerns about the effect on the kidneys I decided against it as I really do not need any more complications. Instead I just increased my protein intake (a lot), and that seems to be helping.

jayabee52 2014-08-18 17:30:58 -0500 Report

Howdy Jerry
I am one who cannot use Creatine since I have kidney disease for which I need dialysis, Kidney disease is one of the conditions where Creatine is contraindicated. However if you have no kidney disease then you may want to read this article out of the Men's Journal ~

Perhaps prior to starting the use of this substance, it would be good for you to check with your Dr, and have him check your kidney bloodwork and have a urinalysis done so that you don't get hit by an un Dx'd kidney problem since kidney disease at first has really no symptoms.

When I had my initial problem for which I needed dialysis, it hit me like a bolt from the blue. So get checked out before you consume Creatine.

God's best to you

jerrymc 2014-08-18 18:40:10 -0500 Report

i did some reading on blood sugar a1c was 6.2 week ago taking only 500mg metformin in morn unless b.s is 160 or greater. most times t night i test around 120-130..i been eating bit on cookies coming out ok. on B.S reading..but my gut is trying come back on again .tonight we hit weight bench plus legs and hit abs hard then did close 10 min variety cardio.. so getting back on focus lay off cookies. i will probally check with doc ..what kind protein intake did you do? haoleboy

haoleboy 2014-08-18 19:48:30 -0500 Report

I was pretty low protein before and have experienced quite a loss of muscle mass for various reasons.
Now I try to get at least 100 grams protein a day and keep carbs to 50 g or less and about 85 grams of fat.
I'm 6'0" and weigh 165#.
Work outs are low weight, high rep as I have limited use of my left arm thanks to a stroke and difficulty walking (neuropathy) … although I will crank it up with my right arm occasionally but really trying to not get any more asymmetrical than I already am.