Intelligent Bodybuilding….How did it start?
MEDICALLY SUPERVISED BODYBUILDING SERVICES
How many bodybuilders have the confidence to confide in a physician regarding their bodybuilding practices? In my experience as a medical doctor, as well as a natural bodybuilder, very few. Within the inner circle of bodybuilding, be it professional, pre professional/amateur or just for one’s own self-image, it is very rare you find bodybuilders who seek out medical advice for what they do. I never understood the logic behind that. Most would rather listen to the muscular individuals who have no idea what they may be doing to their health rather than confide in a knowledgeable physician. I have noticed in my years as a bodybuilder and as a physician, many practitioners of fitness and bodybuilding have reservations, if not overt disdain, for science and for evidence-based medicine as they believe it is contrary to their goals. This mentality can mislead and endanger the bodybuilder’s health, life and compromise their long term goals.
According to one study, anabolic steroid users distrust their physicians and in the sample 56% had not disclosed their steroid use to their physicians. Another 2007 study had similar findings, showing that, 58% of individuals using anabolic steroids for non-medical purposes lacked trust in their physicians, 92% felt that the medical community’s knowledge of non-medical anabolic steroid use was lacking, and 99% felt that the public has an exaggerated view of the side-effects of anabolic steroid use.
As a bodybuilder myself I realized, frequenting the fitness community, that falsehoods, misinformation, and fallacies promulgated throughout the BB community. Having the medical knowledge I understood the ramifications to members of the fitness community by the dispersion of such wrong information.That is how my medical services began, with the concept of INTELLIGENT BODYBUILDING and that is how I came up with the concept of “INTELLIGENT BODYBUILDING”. Namely, there is bodybuilding and there is intelligent bodybuilding. Why risk your health for your individual goal, whatever it may be?Optimize your health and safety while achieving your goals. Bodybuilding is one of the most grueling sports in existence. Never an off season. High intensity workouts several days a week, every week, month after month….. Why risk all that sacrifice by succumbing to illness or organ damage resulting from lack of medical guidance. Consult with a physician who has been involved in athletics his whole adult life, a natural bodybuilder himself who understands the punishment bodybuilders subject their bodies to.Consultant to some of the world’s top competitors (Mr. Olympia, Mr Universe, Arnold Classic), IFBB Pro’s as well as up and coming rising stars in the bodybuilding world, fitness community and modeling industry.
Depending on your individualized regiment of workout intensity, growth expectations, protein intake, injectables and oral supplementations, I will medically evaluate your bodybuilding practices to optimize growth while not risking personal health and safety. Recommendations will be individualized to suggest necessary blood analysis required (hormone evaluations, kidney and liver evaluations), as well as any diagnostic testing that may be necessary in order to keep you healthy.
The “enhancements” utilized by bodybuilders who are constantly striving for the winning physique can affect ALL major organ systems differently. Each requires its own work up to be thorough and potentially nontoxic. With proper testing, we can see how modern bodybuilding practices can be affecting your body. From muscles to kidney’s, from liver to bone marrow, each is monitored. Pituitary shutdown, genital atrophy, infertility, hormone fluctuations and imbalances, all are assessed
I perform specialty lab assessments on the bodybuilding and fitness community. Tests that physicians unaware of the BB community’s special demands and needs would not investigate. As in life, there is always risk, but with close monitoring, changes can be picked up before significant damage has occurred
Get the medical facts, get the proper testing, be intelligent about bodybuilding, BE SAFE.
The information I provide is all based on the medical literature, not word of mouth, hearsay or myths passed down from one bodybuilder to another and while some may not agree, they are risking their health with a higher probability of illness or injury. Those that do understand, practice bodybuilding intelligently with safer margins of success. For others who were evaluated periodically after becoming patients, I was successful in stopping permanent damage and initiate repair before it became irreversible.
Is the unmonitored lifestyle worth the risk of dialysis, liver damage or a weak heart?
Is it not better to make sure your lifestyle is not harming you?
Bodybuilding is a way of life…do it intelligently!
Know what’s going on inside while you concentrate on how you look on the outside.