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PatrickLee
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   Posted 7/9/2013 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
What's your favorite exercise that you do on daily basis or at least 3 times a week?

When I'm not flaring, I beat the crap out of weights in my squat rack and make my glutes/quads go nicki minaj.

Started doing some squats with light weights today and oh boy, my strength dropped by like 250%

Just a fun question.
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   Posted 7/9/2013 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I LOVE hitting/kicking my punching bag. I have no technique whatsoever but I've picked up a few things from "the karate kid" movies.
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   Posted 7/9/2013 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I do a lot of sprinting to the bathroom but I don't consider that fun or my favorite.

I lost a lot of strength the first time I took prednisone. It was shocking how weak I was from it.

I'm not a workout/gym person but I like to swim and golf.

PatrickLee
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   Posted 7/9/2013 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
bananagirl said...
I LOVE hitting/kicking my punching bag. I have no technique whatsoever but I've picked up a few things from "the karate kid" movies.


I hope you have boxing hand wraps on or some sort of gloves if you're punching it. If you punch hard enough without anything on, your fist flesh will just randomly cut open from impact. I'm sure you know this but wanna make sure you're not hurting yourself :D

I'd recommend that you watch ong bak or ong bak 2 and pick up some moves from Tony Jaa.

PatrickLee
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   Posted 7/9/2013 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
ks1905 said...
I do a lot of sprinting to the bathroom but I don't consider that fun or my favorite.

I lost a lot of strength the first time I took prednisone. It was shocking how weak I was from it.

I'm not a workout/gym person but I like to swim and golf.


I love playing golf too. I joined my town's country club last year and I haven't been there for a couple of months now.

I probably won't even finish 9 hole without stopping for a quick bathroom break at this point. so sad.

SouthernGirl6
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   Posted 7/9/2013 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm a golfer, but my new favorite "work-out" is stationary bikes. I tried one at a hotel I stayed at this weekend, and I loved it because it's lazy enough for me, yet I was impressed at the calories I was burning while sitting there watching TV...now just to find room for one..plus I didn't have to change shoes to use it! that's the biggest step for me, getting up and putting running shoes on for the treadmill. I work hard all day, and when I get home I want to crash..and working out sure isn't going to fit into my morning routine.

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   Posted 7/9/2013 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Gcoupe, i use gloves but i kick with bare feet. I end up with black feet since the bag is in the garage. Thanks for the rec- i will check it out.
Joanna 23
2-4 bms/day. c diff since jan 2013. last 2 tests were negative
current: vit D, l-glutamine, benebiotics, vsl, bac. coagulans, iron, sod. butyrate
Diet: paleo-meat, coconut oil, kefir/yogurt, fruit/veg
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   Posted 7/9/2013 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
GCOUPE, weightlifting for me too. That has been one of the toughest things about surgery for me. Everyone says you can do anything with an ostomy, but you are really tempting fate (hernia) if you lift anything heavy, so I've been out of the gym for almost a year now sad In my prime right before I got diagnosed I was able to bench 135, which is a lot for a girl wink
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past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema

current meds: none!

step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
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PatrickLee
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   Posted 7/9/2013 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Pluot said...
GCOUPE, weightlifting for me too. That has been one of the toughest things about surgery for me. Everyone says you can do anything with an ostomy, but you are really tempting fate (hernia) if you lift anything heavy, so I've been out of the gym for almost a year now sad In my prime right before I got diagnosed I was able to bench 135, which is a lot for a girl wink


Holy shnap. That's more what I started with. I was benching 95 lbs, 25lb plate on each side, not even 12 reps when I was 16. I was pretty weak. I'm an ectomorph, aka hardgainer but worked my ass off to get to near 1000 pound club for my PR. deadlift, bench and squat.

Of course, proper form cannot be overstated.

I recommend looking at vids of Elliot Hulse, aka Strength Camp youtube channel, to stay motivated. I think you'll like it.

I think you could have definitely gone to compete if having an ostomy wasn't a factor :[
I still think that you can do it though. I have seen vids of people bodybuilding/competing with ostomy. Maybe they're pushing it too far?

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   Posted 7/9/2013 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I ride a stationary bike, ride a real bike and like walking. Occasionally, I will do a treadmill.
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   Posted 7/10/2013 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
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protocolteck
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   Posted 7/10/2013 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
BURPEE's !!!! That's right, I said BURPEE'S !! OK, maybe not my favorite but they are a full body workout that requires no equipment and can be done anywhere.

Best...
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   Posted 7/10/2013 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 7/10/2013 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Used to be surfing or standup paddleboarding.. now the water outside of the tropics is too cold for me.

Now, walking.

rguyer
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   Posted 7/10/2013 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I do a 4 day split of OHP day 1, Deadlift day 2, Bench day 4 and Squat Day 5 over a 7 day period. Since getting sick a few years ago, it's been pretty hard to stay consistant. I did a triathlon last year which was great when I was in remission.

The only good thing about my recent hospital stay is that I was able to get down to 178 at 5'9" and my abs are showing. Shame I can't show anybody because I'm in the bathroom all the time and the predisone makes me look like a zit monster.

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   Posted 7/10/2013 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
GCOUPE said...
Pluot said...
GCOUPE, weightlifting for me too. That has been one of the toughest things about surgery for me. Everyone says you can do anything with an ostomy, but you are really tempting fate (hernia) if you lift anything heavy, so I've been out of the gym for almost a year now sad In my prime right before I got diagnosed I was able to bench 135, which is a lot for a girl wink


Holy shnap. That's more what I started with. I was benching 95 lbs, 25lb plate on each side, not even 12 reps when I was 16. I was pretty weak. I'm an ectomorph, aka hardgainer but worked my ass off to get to near 1000 pound club for my PR. deadlift, bench and squat.

Of course, proper form cannot be overstated.

I recommend looking at vids of Elliot Hulse, aka Strength Camp youtube channel, to stay motivated. I think you'll like it.

I think you could have definitely gone to compete if having an ostomy wasn't a factor :[
I still think that you can do it though. I have seen vids of people bodybuilding/competing with ostomy. Maybe they're pushing it too far?


I have a huge basement in my new home I had built last year. I put 9 sheets of plywood at one end and then laid down the 9 rubber flooring sheets on top. I can drop the 100 lb plates and no worries - wont crack the basement foundation. I have hip/leg sled, row t-bar and a large cage complete with smith machine and selectorized weight stack.

I found out its best to not lift at all when on high dose prednisone. But now that I have dropped from 60 to 20 I have been hitting weights everyday. Always interesting how weak you get, personal best bench is 300 but 185 seems heavy right now. Squat is tough because my L-5 is broken, was told never to do more than 300 and deadlifts are out.

Sooo I like to lift every day and when I get home I like to ride my mountain bike around the lake, up the man made hill and over to 'Candlelight Ridge' the million dollars homes that are not gated and have awesome view of Boulder valley. Then I play tennis with my daughter. Those activities on high dose prednisone result in chest tightness as it stiffens arteries, 20mg and below I do not have that problem when going all out.

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   Posted 7/10/2013 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Aguy,

Lifting can be dangerous on any amount of Pred. I have heard many horror stories in my gym and at crossfit. One major side effect is "slow wound healing" and the fact that muscles take a lot longer to recover. By lifting everyday or even 3 times a week, you put your body at a disadvantage to heal and can do long lasting muscle damage. It is terribly difficult to build muscle. Obviously, we are all adults and make our own decisions-this is just my .02

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   Posted 7/10/2013 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I workout at a place called 9 Rounds. I love it. We do cardio, weights and box w/ gloves. The workouts are around 35 minutes and change everyday.
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   Posted 7/10/2013 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
GCOUPE said...
Pluot said...
GCOUPE, weightlifting for me too. That has been one of the toughest things about surgery for me. Everyone says you can do anything with an ostomy, but you are really tempting fate (hernia) if you lift anything heavy, so I've been out of the gym for almost a year now sad In my prime right before I got diagnosed I was able to bench 135, which is a lot for a girl wink


Holy shnap. That's more what I started with. I was benching 95 lbs, 25lb plate on each side, not even 12 reps when I was 16. I was pretty weak. I'm an ectomorph, aka hardgainer but worked my ass off to get to near 1000 pound club for my PR. deadlift, bench and squat.

Of course, proper form cannot be overstated.

I recommend looking at vids of Elliot Hulse, aka Strength Camp youtube channel, to stay motivated. I think you'll like it.

I think you could have definitely gone to compete if having an ostomy wasn't a factor :[
I still think that you can do it though. I have seen vids of people bodybuilding/competing with ostomy. Maybe they're pushing it too far?


I did compete, for several years in my early 20s cool My progress stagnated a lot in the year before I was diagnosed though and I guess in some ways a relief to look back and know that I never hit that 225 squat because my body was probably pretty screwed up and sick, though I didn't really realize it at the time.

You should definitely try competing if you haven't already, there are always people of all levels at meets, it's an awesome atmosphere and people are so friendly, it's great to meet lifters from all over.

If my ostomy were permanent I would find a way. But I've never been more than 15 weeks post-op this year, and my abs just aren't strong/healed enough for me to feel safe. After takedown in a few weeks (hopefully my last surgery) I've heard I can start easing into it in ~12 weeks or so. Exciting!
Liz, 26
itslikethisuc.blogspot.com

dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12

past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema

current meds: none!

step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13

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   Posted 7/10/2013 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I lifted a candy bar once - got caught, never lifted a thing again -
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   Posted 7/11/2013 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Walking is the easiest for me to do because of time, but I also enjoy riding my bike and kayaking. I keep a set of weights in my cube and I use those twice a day.

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   Posted 7/11/2013 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I am into the gym stuff, but I dnt do massive power lifts or any thing. I have an ileostomy but have no plans to avoid heavy duty strength training again once my recovery is complete in a month or so- will just build up strength gradually again, though i'll certainly wear a hernia prevention belt and be more careful about not doing anything that diesnt allow me to have perfect form. As far as fun goes I prefer tennis, hiking and biking.

In my UC days I did everything and now free of the DD I will be able to do it more carefree.

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   Posted 7/11/2013 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Crossfit 4x/week. Working out really provides relief from my flare once I start moving. It's been a saving grace that I have been able to continue working out through this horrible flare. And my first two days on pred, Tuesday and Wednesday, did not seem to impact me negatively in terms of energy, if anything I had more.

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   Posted 7/11/2013 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I like jogging long distances but can't handle the heat right now. I also have an app on my phone called 100 push ups that I really enjoyed and it got me in pretty good shape. I'll be starting that soon since i can do it indoors.
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   Posted 7/11/2013 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
scum -- what a cool app! I'm going to download it too.
 
Gonk, I have a friend that's really into Crossfit -- wasn't sure I could do it, but you've made me rethink the possibility!
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