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Type 1 Diabetic, 23 Years Old


#1


5'11, 182 lbs

Personal Bests:
Bench - 275
Squat - 335
Power Clean - 275
Deadlift - 405 (bar only, no chalk/belt/straps)
I don't usually lift for max out reps though.

Yea so I have had diabetes since age ~1.75, not much fun. I could never do athletics. Started lifting in high school to lose weight (was 190 lbs and gaining, no muscle). I haven't remembered a day in my life without taking shots of insulin. That's probably ironic for some of the bb'ers out there.

I lift/exercise a lot because having to taking insulin all the time makes it very easy to gain weight (duh). Plus I don't want the diabetic neuropathy to get me by the time I'm old. Not to sway the votes my way or anything though haha. Rate it.


#2

First off, congrats on doing so well with diabetes, one of my best friends has diabetes and he just lost so much weight, i guess its different for everyone, but it looks as if you have it really well under control.

Secondly, before I make any comments on the physique, could you provide a few other pictures with different poses to make a better assessment?

Thirdly, first glance I'd say that your trap development looks pretty good but you def. could be thicker all around, how long have you been lifting?


#3

First of all your power clean is impressive. Also paradigm does your friend have type 1 of 2 diabetes there is a difference. You look lean have a good beach look but in terms of bodybuilding and stuff your small, but you look good.


#4

yea i like to make olympic/power lifts the center piece of my strength training.


#5

Actually I never asked. I don't think he ever mentioned it. It was a bit scary though when we first found out. He was in the hospital for a while because I believe of an extreme SPIKE of his sugar levels, but after he got out and under control, he probably has gone from 250lbs to at least 150 in a the past 2 years. Crazy.