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giv2cf
03-30-2011, 10:24 PM
My son is a competitive swimmer. We are looking for feedback or suggestions on potential help other CF patients have used to help with their performance when competing. Training and nutrition is a given. With swimming it is important to be at your very best level for a period of 22 seconds up to 5 min.

Look forward to hearing back from other CF athletes.

giv2cf
03-30-2011, 10:24 PM
My son is a competitive swimmer. We are looking for feedback or suggestions on potential help other CF patients have used to help with their performance when competing. Training and nutrition is a given. With swimming it is important to be at your very best level for a period of 22 seconds up to 5 min.

Look forward to hearing back from other CF athletes.

giv2cf
03-30-2011, 10:24 PM
My son is a competitive swimmer. We are looking for feedback or suggestions on potential help other CF patients have used to help with their performance when competing. Training and nutrition is a given. With swimming it is important to be at your very best level for a period of 22 seconds up to 5 min.
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<br />Look forward to hearing back from other CF athletes.

Havoc
04-11-2011, 12:44 PM
Hmm, this is an excellent question. I used to swim and I was also a gymnast for awhile. Both are fantastic ways to keep your lungs healthy.

I never really did anything special when I was involved heavily in sports (other than really increasing my salt intake when in gymnastics).

I wish I had some better answers, and I look forward to hearing from other people. I am certain that my involvement in athletics when I was younger has contributed to my good health today. I continue to be as active as possible, I biked for 20 miles yesterday and I play volleyball for 2 hours every week. I am hopefully going to start the Insanity workout videos soon.

Tell you son never to stop being active, his health will greatly benefit from it.

Havoc
04-11-2011, 12:44 PM
Hmm, this is an excellent question. I used to swim and I was also a gymnast for awhile. Both are fantastic ways to keep your lungs healthy.

I never really did anything special when I was involved heavily in sports (other than really increasing my salt intake when in gymnastics).

I wish I had some better answers, and I look forward to hearing from other people. I am certain that my involvement in athletics when I was younger has contributed to my good health today. I continue to be as active as possible, I biked for 20 miles yesterday and I play volleyball for 2 hours every week. I am hopefully going to start the Insanity workout videos soon.

Tell you son never to stop being active, his health will greatly benefit from it.

Havoc
04-11-2011, 12:44 PM
Hmm, this is an excellent question. I used to swim and I was also a gymnast for awhile. Both are fantastic ways to keep your lungs healthy.
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<br />I never really did anything special when I was involved heavily in sports (other than really increasing my salt intake when in gymnastics).
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<br />I wish I had some better answers, and I look forward to hearing from other people. I am certain that my involvement in athletics when I was younger has contributed to my good health today. I continue to be as active as possible, I biked for 20 miles yesterday and I play volleyball for 2 hours every week. I am hopefully going to start the Insanity workout videos soon.
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<br />Tell you son never to stop being active, his health will greatly benefit from it.

jpatapow
07-01-2011, 12:44 PM
I just finished the insanity workout videos, though it took me like like 90 days instead of 60. I also run with a 20 lb weighted vest on a treadmill and that really helps my lungs.

jpatapow
07-01-2011, 12:44 PM
I just finished the insanity workout videos, though it took me like like 90 days instead of 60. I also run with a 20 lb weighted vest on a treadmill and that really helps my lungs.

jpatapow
07-01-2011, 12:44 PM
I just finished the insanity workout videos, though it took me like like 90 days instead of 60. I also run with a 20 lb weighted vest on a treadmill and that really helps my lungs.

imported_Momto2
07-22-2011, 07:27 PM
I'm not quite sure what you're looking for, can you be more specific? Certainly keeping up with the electrolyte loss and hydration are super important for CF athletes. (I was a competitive runner as a kid, competed and trained horses on the professional level after college for 10 years until my FEV dropped too low). During my competitions, we were clothed almost exclusively head to toe in black, riding during some of the hottest parts of the day, and multiple rides on multiple horses. It was nothing short of brutal. My clothes would crunch from the salt afterwards and my leather boots rotted out in no time. (Yes, riding is very hard work at the top levels). I would sweat buckets, my husband would throw water, gatorade, pretzels, salt pills, etc my way in between rides. I would DIP my pretzels in loose salt, salt every single type of food possible. I just craved it all the time. My body really knew what it needed. The more salt and fluids I had, the better I did. So, really watch those levels.

I second Havoc, daily exercise is crucial to lung health. Make sure his protein and Ca levels are staying high, and best of luck!

imported_Momto2
07-22-2011, 07:27 PM
I'm not quite sure what you're looking for, can you be more specific? Certainly keeping up with the electrolyte loss and hydration are super important for CF athletes. (I was a competitive runner as a kid, competed and trained horses on the professional level after college for 10 years until my FEV dropped too low). During my competitions, we were clothed almost exclusively head to toe in black, riding during some of the hottest parts of the day, and multiple rides on multiple horses. It was nothing short of brutal. My clothes would crunch from the salt afterwards and my leather boots rotted out in no time. (Yes, riding is very hard work at the top levels). I would sweat buckets, my husband would throw water, gatorade, pretzels, salt pills, etc my way in between rides. I would DIP my pretzels in loose salt, salt every single type of food possible. I just craved it all the time. My body really knew what it needed. The more salt and fluids I had, the better I did. So, really watch those levels.

I second Havoc, daily exercise is crucial to lung health. Make sure his protein and Ca levels are staying high, and best of luck!

imported_Momto2
07-22-2011, 07:27 PM
I'm not quite sure what you're looking for, can you be more specific? Certainly keeping up with the electrolyte loss and hydration are super important for CF athletes. (I was a competitive runner as a kid, competed and trained horses on the professional level after college for 10 years until my FEV dropped too low). During my competitions, we were clothed almost exclusively head to toe in black, riding during some of the hottest parts of the day, and multiple rides on multiple horses. It was nothing short of brutal. My clothes would crunch from the salt afterwards and my leather boots rotted out in no time. (Yes, riding is very hard work at the top levels). I would sweat buckets, my husband would throw water, gatorade, pretzels, salt pills, etc my way in between rides. I would DIP my pretzels in loose salt, salt every single type of food possible. I just craved it all the time. My body really knew what it needed. The more salt and fluids I had, the better I did. So, really watch those levels.
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<br />I second Havoc, daily exercise is crucial to lung health. Make sure his protein and Ca levels are staying high, and best of luck!