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How Training Became Wei's Weapon Against Severe IBS

Despite battling severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Wei set specific fitness goals to regain weight, increase

strength, and build more muscle.

Wei training with Louie at Hybrid

Wei Shen embarked on an extraordinary health transformation journey through training. Despite battling severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), his determination and clear fitness goals propelled him towards his objectives. This is the story of his inspiring journey towards optimal health and fitness.

Here’s how Wei was able to achieve his goals, step by step.

Step 1: Linking Stress and IBS

Initially, understanding the link between stress and IBS was crucial. Stress, a trigger for IBS symptoms, can modify gut function and microbiome, and directly influence the gut through the gut-brain axis. Stress management — such as mindful meditation, exercise, and sufficient sleep — became key in Wei's management of his IBS.

Step 2: Structured Nutrition and Training Plans Tailored to Wei’s Goals

Tailoring nutrition and training plans to Wei's needs was an important step taken at Hybrid. A balanced diet with nutrient-dense protein, fat, and carb options was devised for him, making sure his gut could easily digest these. Coupled with strength training routines, this approach helped Wei gain weight, increase muscle mass, and enhance overall fitness.

Step 3: Overcoming Overtraining

Overcoming overtraining, a common issue often overlooked, was another challenge. The strain from work stress, family life, and overtraining can hinder the body's recovery. By revising Wei's training schedule, a balance between his demanding commitments was introduced, ensuring his progress towards his goals.

Step 4: It's Not Overnight, It’s an Ongoing Process

The ongoing process of this transformation was not an overnight success. Changes were gradual and compounding. Wei's progress was closely monitored, with weekly adjustments made to his training plan and diet whenever necessary. This consistent approach, even during difficult days, enabled him to progress steadily towards his goals. Wei's journey demonstrates that with the right mindset, dedication, and guidance, overcoming obstacles to achieve health and fitness goals is possible. Adopting a proven system, experimenting, and making small improvements over time, may not be easy, but it's straightforward and results will follow.


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