Obstructive Sleep Apnea

I’ve never been a good sleeper. I contribute this to a couple of things, my weight, my personality and my messed up body clock. Although lately I think I’ve developed Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Bit hard to describe what it is. I thought it could be a crappy sleep pattern through my body clock I’ve installed sleep apps on my phone to try and monitor it, but basically I average around 6 hours sleep per night. Of that I get around 30 mins REM sleep, 2.5 hours light sleep and 3 hours deep sleep. For what it’s worth, without doing proper testing in a laboratory anyway.

Regardless, I think I’m suffering from Sleep Apnea, I’ve suffered for a few years with randomly being tired in the day, regardless of the sleep I get I still end up yawning multiple times. Lately every night I go to sleep, I fall asleep for about an hour and then wake up, literally having to force myself to gasp for air. It’s a strange feeling, almost like my body has forgotten how to breathe. It’s happened a couple of times when awake. It’s slightly unsettling, but once it happens, I manage to drop off to sleep without issues. The only things I’ve been able to think of causing this is Sleep Apnea, Obesity or neurological damage. I also considered that I was bloody choking myself unconcious when I sleep without realising as I lie on my arm on my neck when I sleep, but I think that’s highly irregular.

Most likely cause is that I’ve developed Obstructive Sleep Apnea because of my weight, so I’m working on that first. I’d be interested in hearing other peoples opinions on it. I’m actually a nose breather, I rarely breathe through my mouth, although I have discovered I snore when I sleep (sometimes). I’m not really sure there’s a way of checking it other than monitoring my CO2/OXYGEN levels whilst I sleep some how or breathing through a mask to see if it helps, or going to a doctor to be diagnosed.

The main thing that really unsettles me is the Air Gasping though. I thought it may have been sleep paralysis but I’ve never suffered it before. Really weird, but the human body is interesting and that’s why I’m always curious about it. It’s a complex machine

Captains of Crush – CoC Videos

I’ve always been interested in developing Body Strength I’ve always wanted to increase my grip strength. Nothing wrong with increasing the strength of the Body to various degrees whilst also having a sharp mind. Healthy mind and Body. Just felt like posting these. I’d love to have the strength like Joe Kinney, but to close a #4 CoC gripper you’d have to have obscene levels of strength in the forearms. Currently only 5 people in the world can close the #4 officially

To date, there are currently 11 Captains of Crush Grippers. Details taken straight from the Iron Mind website below and then onto my videos. I don’t own all the grippers. Still need to buy them, so if you’re feeling generous you can always send me a gift from Amazon 🙂

11 strengths to choose from
http://www.ironmind.com/product-info/grip-strength-training-tools/captains-of-crush-grippers/

CoC Closure Videos

Proof that I can close them. I’m not an expert strength trainer. I just do this infrequently every now and then to increase my strength more. I’ll be posting as I can successfully close each one

CoC Guide
CoC Sport
CoC Trainer
CoC 0.5
CoC 1
CoC 1.5
CoC 2
CoC 2.5
CoC 3
CoC 3.5
CoC 4

2020 Fitness – Starting Numbers

I don’t believe in the whole new year / new me rubbish, or going to a gym to get healthy because it’s the start of a new year. I just prefer to get into shape again to improve my overall health nothing more.

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve been to the gym (probably a good 6 years now). I wouldn’t so my overall health is too bad. Yes, I’m clinically classed as morbidly obese. However I rarely drink and don’t smoke. I was actually quite active, and I’m still active at work to some degree. So I don’t get out of breath easily.

I’ll be updating this post as I go. I’ve always had a good blood pressure, never been too high. Although lately it’s become too high (145/80 was my last reading). I contribute this to 3 things (My weight, my lifestyle, my job). I won’t go too much into this, I’m overweight, I eat shit and my job is very stressful. Just being honest here

TESTOSTERONE Results

  • All OK. My Prolactin was high, and my DHEA Sulphate levels were low. Other than that all readings were in range
    • I got a Dr’s report when I got my test results. Basically the main things that can be caused by these are
      • Infertility : This for me, I really don’t care about. I don’t want kids, never have never will
      • Loss of libido : Nope – wouldn’t say that either. I never switch off
      • Erectile dysfunction : Nope – but WOAH, best at health now. A broken tool is never good

In all seriousness though, I’ll be seeing the Dr though, it was recommended in my Health report. I suffer from Psoriasis which has been flairing up as it’s agitated by stresss, and so can the levels on my health tests. So I’m doing a follow up test, but also they can be caused by Thyroid issues (which can cause weight gain / loss), so another test for me to do. I’ll be advising the Dr anyway on the tests so I have more control over it. I’m trying to get a baseline for start + finish as this will be an ongoing journey for me

BLOOD TEST Results

  • Not yet done… Tests cost money

With regards to my overall body, see the Gallery below. I want to be around 105-120kg. This is higher than my recommended Body weight, but I don’t want to be tall and thin, I’d rather be tall and chubby. Wouldn’t suit me in terms of look. You can see my current figures below. Main ones

  • My OVERALL Body Weight is 149.8 Kg
    • 32.5% of my Body Weight is FAT (Approx 48.69 Kg)
    • 36.8% of my Body Weight is MUSCLE (Approx 55.13 Kg)
    • 8.61% of my Body Weight is BONE (Approx 12.9 Kg)
      • 49.3% of my total body weight is WATER (Approx 73.85 Kg)
  • Weight 150kg (I’d like to get this between 105 – 120kg)
    • My “ideal” weight for my height is meant to be around 10-14st. Sorry that build wouldn’t suit me. I prefer being big. Just not huge. So I’d like to go to about 15-17st

25/04/20

I was debating about updating this post with a lot of information first before I made it live, but may aswell make it live so people can read. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak afecting the world I’m stuck indoors a lot. Using the time to clean the house and crack on with the exercise bike. I need to start slow, as I reckon since the last time I’ve been to the gym I’ve easily put on 20kg, so need to start slow. Not sure how long COVID will last but this will keep me occupied

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