• Join Us!
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Join Us!

  • Get the Fitness Geared Forum App Now!
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic

StraightUpKratom728x90

  • Join Us!
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
  • Join Us!
  • You have 1 new Private Message Attention Guest, if you are not a member of Fitness Geared - Body Building & Fitness Community, you have 1 new private message waiting, to view it you must fill out this form.
  • Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrased
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Wtf
  • Dislikes Dislikes:  0
    Results 1 to 2 of 2

    Thread: Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic

    1. #1
      Uncle Ric's Avatar
      Uncle Ric is online now Auction Moderator
      Points: 12,984, Level: 74
      Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 266
      Overall activity: 99.6%
      Achievements:
      Got three FriendsFirst 1000 Experience Points
      is TAKING BIDS
       
      I am:
      Awesome
       
      Join Date
      Mar 2017
      Posts
      2,596
      Points
      12,984
      Level
      74
      Blog Entries
      11
      Rep Power
      39

      Default Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic



      • Get the Fitness Geared
        Forum App Now!
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic

      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic

      Athletes preparing for bodybuilding competitions strive for the most muscular and hardest look they can possibly achieve.

      This involves several months, or years, of building muscle, followed by several weeks of a restricted diet and cardiovascular training in an effort to reduce body fat to the lowest possible level to bring out all of the definition of the muscle.

      The judges look for the biggest, hardest and driest bodybuilder with the best shape. In the final week of preparation prior to a competition bodybuilders strive to fill out their muscles with the addition of carbohydrates, and at the same time, reduce fluids in the body in between the muscle and the skin to create the fullest and driest look possible.
      While these athletes appear to be at the highest level of physical fitness and health while on stage, they are actually often on the brink of very serious health issues due to lack of hydration and electrolyte imbalances caused by the lack of bodily fluids.
      All can be dangerous to a degree, as they strive to interfere with the body’s natural homeostasis of fluid and electrolyte balance and can disrupt multiple body processes. The body, however, is a master of keeping itself in a reasonable balance. It can adjust itself in most instances to this by adjusting electrolyte balances and holding on to just enough fluids to keep functioning properly. Diuretic drugs, however, are powerful enough to override the body’s defenses and create havoc.
      Getting Dry

      Reducing water from the body in preparation for a contest can be aided in a multitude of ways. Often, most or all of these methods are employed. They include


      • Cardio training in heavy garb
      • Elimination of sodium from the diet
      • Excessive water intake followed by a sudden and drastic reduction of water intake
      • Drinking mineral and electrolyte free distilled water
      • Herbs and natural water-reduction substances
      • Medicinal diuretics.


      RARELY WILL A BODYBUILDER WIN A CONTEST IF THEY’RE NOT THE HARDEST AND DRIEST, EVEN IF THEIR SHAPE AND SIZE IS SUPERIOR TO THE OTHER ATHLETES. THE LESS WATER YOU ARE CARRYING ON STAGE, THE BETTER YOU’LL PLACE.

      The Tragic

      Throughout the history of bodybuilding there have unfortunately been several deaths and multiple hospitalizations due to contest preparation and standard bodybuilding practices. These hospitalizations and deaths are rarely due to steroids and other hormones, lifting injuries, powerful stimulant-based fat-burners or highly restrictive diets. In fact, there is no direct evidence connecting the use of anabolic steroids to the death of any athlete, only indirect or circumstantial evidence. Rather, most hospitalizations and deaths are, in fact, overwhelmingly due to the use and abuse of diuretic drugs. Some of the most famous instances include:
      In 1988, pro bodybuilder Albert Beckles collapses and convulses while on stage. He is subsequently resuscitated by paramedics and found to be suffering from diuretic-induced dehydration.
      In 1992, pro bodybuilder Mohammed Be****za dies after competing in a contest in Europe. An autopsy shows that he was severely dehydrated and experienced cardiovascular failure. He was age 33. He had used a combination of diuretics for the show.
      In 1994, pro bodybuilder Paul Dillett cramps onstage while posing at the Arnold Classic. He is carted off the stage. Once again, the problem was extreme dehydration and electrolyte imbalance caused by Paul’s use of Lasix. Paul survived.
      There was also the 1996 case of Andreas Munzer, renowned for his freaky conditioning, who died after his liver and kidneys failed. The autopsy revealed his electrolytes were completely out of balance.
      These are just the most publicized cases; numerous other deaths and hospitalizations didn’t get any publicity at all.
      To understand why they are so harmful, we must first briefly understand diuretics.
      Types of Diuretics

      There are three main types of diuretics; potassium-sparing, osmotic and loop diuretics:
      Osmotic Diuretics

      These are injectable drugs that act on the kidneys by essentially instructing the kidneys to release everything that comes in. Osmotic diuretics are non-discriminatory, meaning they remove any and all water that comes to the kidneys, regardless of proper electrolyte balance. These drugs override the function of the kidneys and can cause renal (kidney) failure. Osmotic diuretics are not overly common in bodybuilding.
      Potassium-sparing Diuretics

      These diuretics are milder, however create problems of their own. They reduce the re-absorption of sodium and water through the kidneys and flush them out of the body. They do, however discriminate by not flushing potassium(K) from the system. While these are slower acting and more tolerable, they can cause an excess of K in the body as they do not allow it to flush and keep the balance of electrolytes intact. This can cause, in extreme cases, cardiac dysrythmia (irregular heartbeats) and even sudden death in the most extreme cases.
      Loop Diuretics

      These are far and away the most commonly used diuretics in bodybuilding and the culprit in the vast majority of bodybuilding hospitalizations and deaths. Furosimide (brand name Lasix) is easily the most widely used loop diuretic and is cheap and readily available. Loop diuretics are used medicinally to treat high blood pressure and edema; and in cases of blood poisoning are used to flush the blood of toxins and foreign agents. Loop diuretics act directly on the kidneys and are another non-discriminatory diuretic in that they remove any and all fluids coming through the kidneys. They have a profound effect on the electrolyte balance as they literally flush potassium, sodium and calcium from the body with whatever fluid enters. Side effects include a drop in blood pressure, thickening of the blood (due to lack of fluids), fainting, renal failure, extreme cramping due to electrolyte imbalances, and death (due to muscular cramping of the heart). The drug is extremely powerful and, combined with other water reduction techniques employed by bodybuilders in contest preparation, it doesn’t take much Lasix to cause extremely detrimental health effects

    2. #2
      guns01's Avatar
      guns01 is offline ADMINISTRATOR
      Points: 83,044, Level: 100
      Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
      Overall activity: 99.8%
      Achievements:
      First 1000 Experience PointsGot three Friends
      This user has no status.
       
      I am:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2012
      Posts
      23,007
      Points
      83,044
      Level
      100
      Rep Power
      457

      Default Re: Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic

      • Get the Fitness Geared
        Forum App Now!
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic

      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      • Diuretics in Bodybuilding: The Good, the Bad, the Tragic
      i like to add in a tad bit of dyazide if needed. i wont mess with the harsh stuff though. a heart cramp and dying is a scary thing
      TGBSupplements REP

      https://www.tgbsupplements.com/

      Use code 'Baby1' for $5 off your order

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    Cholesterade2
    Join us
    About us
    www.Fitnessgeared.com is a Bodybuilding Fitness health & Training Discussion forum for all levels from beginner to advanced. We offer everything from Nutrition, Supplements, Fat Loss, Weight Training, Dieting, to achieve your goals to get in the shape you want.