Written by renowned competitive body builder and Sports Nutritionist Phil Graham The Diabetic Muscle and Fitness Guide is the first ever evidence-based muscle building and fat loss resource written for people living with diabetes. Whether you want to shred fat, build a set of chiseled abs, pack on quality muscle mass or smash personal bests in the gym - this resource is your definite go to for rapid body redesign and strength development when living with diabetes. The book provides a deep insight into the underlying physiology of diabetes and how it influences human metabolism, nutrition requirements and examines the body's response to different types of exercise especially weights resistance exercise. Various other elements including; mindset, diabetes medication, diabetes management, sports supplementation and much more are discussed in great detail. Every strategy is grounded on real life experience, countless hours of trial and error and evidence-based study.
The book is written in an easy to digest format, occasionally delving into deeper scientific language to empower you with the exact knowledge, structure, and methods of assessment needed to ensure your body is always moving in the right direction. The modern day personal trainer will find this resource incredibly valuable, as nowadays they face more clients living with diabetes (especially Type 2) than ever before. This resource will teach the fit pro everything they need to know about coaching the client living with diabetes.
Chapter 1 gives a general overview of what this book is and what it is not.
Chapter 2 tells you my story on how I transformed myself from a fat, depressed, unhealthy type 1 diabetic into a significantly healthier, stronger and leaner version of myself. At the same time I outline how my obsession for learning about diabetes, the human body, nutrition and exercise led to the rise of my career as a leading personal trainer and fitness educator.
Chapter 3 covers all things diabetes. This includes everything from understanding underlying physiology (what's actually wrong with me) right through to the detrimental health consequences that can result if you don't respect/look after your condition.
Chapter 4 focuses on getting your mind (set). I cover many of the depressing, annoying and emotional issues diabetics face. I outline the coping strategies I've used to successfully change my perception and overcome the fear and self-doubt associated with diabetes.
Chapter 5 takes a closer look at Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes medications. I discuss the most recent innovations in diabetic health care.
Chapter 6 focuses on nutrition and how to develop a smart sustainable diet that fuels maximum muscle gain and shreds fat. I'll also discuss the role of supplements, and how they can be used tactfully in your quest to build a better you.
Chapter 7 teaches you everything you need to know about building an effective training program. I cover a tone of principles, which are often overlooked, but make for long-term success in the weight room. You'll never enter the gym without a clear plan of action again.
Chapter 8 is a step-by-step guide on how to evaluate and adjust your program for daily and long-term success. There is zero room for guesswork.
Chapter 9 focuses on lifestyle management and highlights everything you can do, outside of the gym to promote mind and body development.
Chapter 10 gives you an overview and some closing thoughts, including a list of 50 Tips I wish I knew when I was first diagnosed. I also talk about my exclusive Diabetic Muscle and Fitness online community and how I plan to be at the forefront of the diabetic strength and fitness scene.