The exercises with which he has managed to lose 45 kilos

Quantel Thomas He decided, like many other people, that he had to lose weight when he realized the terrible pain he was suffering. It was January 2018 and he took the solution of going to the gym because he could not continue living like this: "I had good reasons to take my health seriously," he explains in the men's magazine 'Men's Health'. "I weighed 128 kilos and had constant discomfort. Not only that, when I visited a doctor informed me that I was prediabetic", account.

The truth is that his condition had lengthened over time, since he was eight years old he was 'chubby'. In high school he was encouraged to play football, but due to an accident he stopped playing sports and that was when the weight gain began, when he turned 18 weighed a total of 136 kilos. The thing did not get better and last year he continued to gain weight every month and it was when he thought about exercising: "I really wanted to get out of the tunnel," he says.

Weight exercises

His idea was to go to the gym as often as possible and train about six days a week. "I will not lie, at first I decided to do it to attract women, because I was very complex with my physical appearanceAlso, who wants to be with someone who doesn't trust himself, who thinks he's nasty and ugly? I knew that I would never find a girl like that, "he says.

After one month, had gone from 128 to 155 kilos, and in ten, he got down to 81. "The first thing I noticed was how my face changed, because I had no neck and just double chin. I lost more than a third of my body weight, but I knew that I could not only do that," indicates. Therefore, he decided to strengthen himself through weight training, which has been linked to a lower risk of diabetes. Published in the magazine 'Mayo Clinic Proceedings', an investigation said that people with moderate amounts of muscle strength reduced thanks to it your risk of type 2 diabetes by 32%.

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The investigation included more than 4,000 adults who did not have diabetes at the beginning of the study, in 1981. All participated in muscle strength tests. Then, each one was given a score that determined whether they had low, moderate or high levels of resistance. The team continued their follow-up for eight years to determine who had developed the disease.

Studies indicate that weight training can reduce the risk of diabetes, so he decided to exercise with them

As for Quantel, his dramatic but positive transformation has led him to rethink his life. Currently he can do a bench press of 129 kilos and a dead weight of 215, and that has led him to increase his training in order to get to compete in bodybuilding. He was also encouraged to study Health Sciences at the University in order to become a personal trainer in the future and help people out of that tunnel in which he was until very recently.

"The most important thing for me of this long journey has been to learn to love myself and understand that if there is something about you that you don't like, you can change it. Things are not static, everything is in continuous motion, including ourselves. The true and final milestone that I have reached until today has been to know myself, but I still have a lot to learn and I am anxious for it, "he concludes.