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Old 05-09-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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I actually had a licensed clinician tell me I had an exercise addiction and was OCD because I'm so rigid with my workout routine....are you fucking kidding me?! And she was also very quick to refer me to another dr. to put me on OCD meds. Again, are you fucking kidding me?! Dumb.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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I bet the clinician is very rigid about her tv schedule.
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Heaven forbid someone is dedicated to a positive activity!
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Well...

Never missing a workout or cheating on your diet can be a good thing.

There are women who work out so strenuously that they stop ovulating and their bones become brittle.

You know, even that may not be "Compulsion".

I heard a hard-training woman's marathon runner say that it was looked upon as a watershed event when one's ovulation stopped—a sign that the woman in question was really training hard and long.

But when they tell you:

"Dude, it is like: If you don't cut back on the training, your ever more brittle bones are going to start snapping like half-rotten twigs and at some point the damage will become irreversible,"

And you still run 175 miles per week, along with swimming, aerobics class and weight training...

I also read of a fellow that was so addicted to his 10-15 mile daily runs that when he broke his leg, he attempted to go running with a "below-the-knee" cast on his leg.

Also, many of y'all are obviously getting a lot of results from your training.

Many folks would see that as an acceptable trade-off.

What if you'd been training diligently and eating big for 12 years and you Still looked like Bob Denver (Gilligan)?

Well, your training might very well still be a very positive aspect in your life...

But the Average GP would be much more likely to call you OCD.

And if one would miss his mother's funeral or his daughter's wedding because he was unwilling to skip a workout...

Even then—If you were in the last few weeks leading up to the Olympia (like Arnold when his father died); or maybe you weren't that close (it happens)...


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I bet the clinician is very rigid about her tv schedule.
I bet you're right. Gotta watch that American Idol at 7pm.

Addiction is usually something that is unbalancing, and that destroys relationships and careers.
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What the hell is an OCD med? Something that bombs you out, I reckon.


I was told that because I lift weights, I like to be in control; apparently, I do it because I am in control yep...ha!
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This is crazy. Even if she is addicted to exercise, then that is a good thing. Most docs would be thrilled to hear that.
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I can see it as being an obsession/addiction for a good majority of those(/us) who have gotten into weight lifting/exercising beyond just your average "joe" who fits a walk around the neighborhood into his daily routine every morning, and until it becomes what the majority is doing, which will be never, it will always be looked at in that way. You have to admit, it controls your schedule, thought and even your mood. It's easy for those not into "it" to notice your "obsession/addiction" when you're posting every detail of what you've eaten and what you've done as far as exercise during every minute of every day on things like FB, etc. I think "we" do get carried away, but like already said here, it's a healthy addiction...for the most part.
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This is crazy. Even if she is addicted to exercise, then that is a good thing. Most docs would be thrilled to hear that.
I'm not sure they would be thrilled.

There are definitely a subset of people who really are taking too much exercise - Saxon gives some examples. I understand the scepticism about the original post, but some people get so carried away training, they forget that lifting is a stressor which - like other stressors - has to be managed.
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the woman doesn't provide much detail. if she's having anxiety attacks because she missed a workout due to something family- or work-related that was unavoidable then that's definitely a serious issue. also, if she's paying more attention to her fitness than to her family (if she has a husband and kids) then that's a problem, too (i don't mean that as a woman thing; it would be a problem for men as well).
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