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#1 Shanz93


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:12 PM


Hey guys!

I was wondering if there are any athletes out there that have to deal with IBS? Cross fitters? Weight lifters? Bodybuilders? Gymnasts etc

I am a Personal Trainer here in NZ love CrossFit weight lifting and aerial skills. I have always questioned IBS and finally saw a DR that confirmed he thought it was. 

My question is as athletes how do you deal with it? Being bloated obviously messes with your self image and there are times its hard to push through training due to nausea or being worried of what might happen if iI "push" to hard! LOL

How do you structure your diet for body composition and training for energy, performance, muscle gain and fat loss?


Id really love to hear from anyone who can help!


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:56 AM

Hey, I'm clearly not at the level like you, but I enjoy working out as well. Biggest change that has helped me to keep working out on top of IBS was getting a good diet. You probably know more than me about it, but I'm trying to get all my proteins from meat, eat more fat and focusing on non saturated fats and limiting carbohydrates intake. At the moment I'm eating more less around my BMI considering 3x times work out and it works fine. I could imagine problems if I was trying to gain weight and eat more than I need, so my body could have taken some measures, but as long as I don't eat too much and I keep it healthy I enjoy my gains so far and I feel really good. You probably won't go far in terms of bodybuidling and crossfit with IBS, but getting in decent shape is definitely achievable!

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