I know there is a couple guys on the forum who like me, suffer from Crohn's disease. As i have only been at the will of this disaease since February i have not been out of the gym TOO long and am looking to start going again as soon as i get back to University in August.
I have lost a lot of muscle mass/weight from the disease (40lbs in a span of 2 1/2 months, was 235lbs in Feb/06 and by mid-Apr/06 was 195lbs). I am now on Prednisone (a strong catabolic steroid) but am in the process of tapering off, once i get to low enough doses i am hoping i can overcome the drugs effect and put mass back on.
So my main question is what kind of training regime should i start doing, due to the disease supplements are no longer an option, Creatine could kill me, and i am sure large doses of Whey will end up hurting me too (Egg white based powders are apparently okay) and other then amino acids like Arginine, i am limited in that sense as well.
I also wanted to know how well you guys are coping with squats and such since the Prednisone causes such a weakening of the legs. Basically i am looking for a starting point on getting back into shape...i have found my idol in life however, if i could look like Peter Nielsen my dreams would come true..
I had lost all BB hope for a month or two until i came across him, now i am pumped to return to the gym and overcome the disease and live life to my full potential once again...well any help is greatly appreciated
Thread: Crohn's Disease: Training Help