I think my brother has this? - Muscle Dysmorphia - Forums and Community

Jump to content


About MPA

MPA is a site dedicated to the support or recovery of those suffering from eating disorders or body dysmorphic disorders. Please be sensitive to this fact when creating an account and contributing to the board.


Photo

I think my brother has this?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 etrox318

etrox318

    Omniscient

  • Accountability access
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5121 posts
  • LocationNowhere near you

Posted 14 October 2018 - 04:51 PM

I've been reading this forum, and I think my brother has this. He's a powerlifter. When he is getting ready for a competition he does bulking and cutting phases. In the bulking he'll eat 12 eggs a day. No fruits or vegetables, only meat and protein. In the cutting he'll sit in the sauna for an hour before the weigh-in and take lax the night before.
His powerlifting is important to him. He used to be addicted to opioids and he got clean in prison, by lifting weights.
My question is - how do you support a loved one with this?
I tell him all the time he looks muscular and fit, but he actually tells me a lot that he thinks he could do better.
Oh just to be clear, I'm pretty positive he's not doing roids. Hes really against it, and talks about how those hes lifting against are "cheating" and "not true powerlifters".
https://www.myproana...-back-on-track/MY OLD ACCOUNTABILITY
https://www.myproana... MY NEW ACCOUNTABILITY
https://www.myproana...ookbooks-vegan/ MY MCDOUGALL RECIPE ADVENTURE
Female, diagnosed bulimic, previously diagnosed an-bp.
Hufflepuff, infp. Mostly vegan.
5'7"
Hw 208 BMI 32.6
Lw 105 BMI 16.4
Ugw 99 BMI 15.5
January 2021 Cw 128 BMI 20

#2 Justlurking346

Justlurking346

    Sage

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 905 posts

Posted 26 October 2018 - 05:59 AM

It's good that he's not doing steroids at least.
  • etrox318 likes this

#3 crimsonraider

crimsonraider

    Sage

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 936 posts

Posted 31 October 2018 - 08:11 AM

If you're worried about his health it might be a good idea to tell him outright. Because just complimenting his body may encourage him further (think like people with anorexia, being told you're really skinny doesn't stop you wanting to lose weight and can fuel it). Also just be an ear if he ever does want to talk about things. But it can be really hard with men who are socialised not to talk about this sort of thing.


  • blondeintheback and lillyslefttoe like this

i just want to disappear

 

168 167 166 165 164 163 162 161 160

159 158 157 156 155 154 153 152 151 150

149 148 147 146 145 144 143 142 141 140

139 138 137 136 135 134 133 132 131 130

129 128 127 126 125 124 123 122 121 120

119 118 117 116 115 114 113 112 111 110

109 108 107 106 105 104 103 102 101 100

99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90

89 88 87 86 85 84 83 82 81 80

79 78 77 76 75 74 73 72 71 70


#4 brogan0

brogan0

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 13 posts

Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:11 AM

might just be good for him the way he currently is since hes off the opioids and not using steroids


  • etrox318 likes this

#5 TherionDeThanatos

TherionDeThanatos

    Sage

  • Accountability access
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1019 posts

Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:42 AM

I've been reading this forum, and I think my brother has this. He's a powerlifter. When he is getting ready for a competition he does bulking and cutting phases. In the bulking he'll eat 12 eggs a day. No fruits or vegetables, only meat and protein. In the cutting he'll sit in the sauna for an hour before the weigh-in and take lax the night before.
His powerlifting is important to him. He used to be addicted to opioids and he got clean in prison, by lifting weights.
My question is - how do you support a loved one with this?
I tell him all the time he looks muscular and fit, but he actually tells me a lot that he thinks he could do better.
Oh just to be clear, I'm pretty positive he's not doing roids. Hes really against it, and talks about how those hes lifting against are "cheating" and "not true powerlifters".

I'm a little late here, but I also powerlift. That isn't an eating disorder. That's just what everyone does to make weight if they want to be competitive. He's just manipulating water weight.

Sent from my G8142 using Tapatalk
  • svana and etrox318 like this

Accountability

HW: 179.6

LW: 129

CW: 152.6

5'7"

 


#6 Tater Thot

Tater Thot

    Omniscient

  • Accountability access
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3722 posts
  • Locationur mom

Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:36 PM

The cutting part is normal, it sounds normal but hey, I'm not a pro and I don't weight lift, I've just watched how they cut and the hints they do throughout their days.

YqVldds.gif

ugw:100

hw:130.2

lw:107.8


#7 Mitsy

Mitsy

    Advanced Guru

  • Accountability access
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 711 posts

Posted 16 October 2020 - 02:15 AM

It might not be an ED, this is common in sports like this. But it could be. I think the key for it to be a disorder is if it is negatively impacting his life. If he is unhappy because of it or its interfering with his ability to function in daily lif it might be a problem. 


5'3"

cw 109

hw 155

lw 75

sw117

gw 105

ugw maintain above 100 below 115

 

F*** you ED!



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users