Originally Posted by johndagolfer
Here is my story.
Played 4 hours a day 6 days a week during high school
Played 2-3 hours a day 5 days a week during college
Gained 89 lbs, developed gout(improperly diagnosed), quit tennis for 13 years
Starting getting back into decent shape 3 years ago, and lost 55 lbs.
Hurt my ankle this last march and was out of tennis for 7 months to recover. Out of everything physical, gained 30 lbs back.
Present day. I have lost 15 of the 30(over two months) I gained by eating much better and swimming(25 of breath stroke, 25 of freestyle to simulate sprinting and recovery) 1 hour a day 5 days a week and lifting weights 3 times a week.
My problem that I have faced even when I lost the initial 55 lbs is that I am always so short of breath. 10-15 minutes of intense warm-up and I am breathing hard, my shirt is soaked to my shorts. I have also noticed that the one or two times that I've tried some road work that I can barely last 3/4 of a mile before I am gasping for breath.
Even when I was in high school I remember I was always a heavy sweater/breather.
So my question is. Am I just genetically unlucky to have low lung capacity or something or should I just keep losing weight and see what happens when I reach my goal weight?
BMI is the biggest joke out there. Michael Jordan is obese according to the BMI. If you have 5% fat yet are muscular, you are probably obese according to the BMI.
I don't know how old you are, but I also used to be a rocket, never got injured except for slight cuts and bruises, or a sprain here and there, here I am 38 years old and this has been a year of injuries, one after another, you'd think I were a hypocondriac.
My doc gives me 500IU of HCG shots every other day, I am injury free, more energy, pain all gone. Again, don't know your age, but look into bio-indentical hormones, all you are doing is making your Testosterone and HGH the same as when younger.