Bodybuilding is a process that has attracted nearly every member of the society irrespective of his temporary or permanent condition, age, just to mention but a few. As members of a society, taking care of other members of the society with special needs is our responsibility. One of such ways is by helping them do things normal people do but in a safer way to meet their special needs, bodybuilding being one of the things. This text addresses some areas of special needs and how they can handle bodybuilding.
Pregnant mothers are the first group of people who requires special attention. They may be interested to the exercise during their pregnancy, since it is always believed that physically fit women deliver easily. This notion can be misleading to some extent, especially if one fails to know the limits for the exercise. One step that is necessary is that, one should not wait until when she is pregnant to start doing some exercise. Physical fitness should come way back before pregnancy such that during pregnancy it is reduced according to the age of the pregnancy. It is recommended that a pregnant woman should not be involved in a vigorous bodybuilding technique. Doing vigorous exercises may cause an abortion or other complications. Light outdoor workouts like walking around can be of use. At the same time, a pregnant lady should never even dream of using steroids during pregnancy. Using such a drug will be exposing both the mother-to-be and the unborn to extreme dangers.
Children may also feel attracted to the bodybuilding exercise. It is therefore necessary that we form a better way of helping them do it with their age in mind. First, children should not use steroids in their process of bodybuilding. Using steroids at a younger age will interfere with their growth, they will have stunted growth. More so, they are not immune to other dangers of steroid use, including the dangerous medical conditions like diabetes. Children should also not engage in vigorous bodybuilding exercise like weight lifting, especially where heavy weighs are used. This may affect their growth as well as their health. They should just go for light sets like taking a walk, bicycling and other light sets of training.
The sick are also falling under this category of people. The first step is that a sick person should rest, no hurry to exercise. But there are some chronic diseases like epilepsy, asthma among others. These conditions may be for a lifetime and telling the victim to keep off training for life may not be realistic. For an epileptic, the best thing is that when going for training, there should be a companion. This is for security incase of an attack in the process of training, the person should be able to handle the situation until it is all well. For one who is suffering from asthma, never use steroids in your bodybuilding exercise, it will worsen your condition. Otherwise any person who is faced with any medical conditions should consult a doctor before trying the exercise.
The aged are not left out of the bodybuilding exercise. What they should do is to practice those exercises which do not require a lot of energy. This is because based on their age; they have a reduced energy, something which should not be strained further with training. They should avoid using steroids because their body cells may not be strong enough to fight back the side effects of the drug.
People with other forms of disabilities like the blind, deaf, those on the wheel chair among others may also decide to do some form of bodybuilding. What they should ensure is that chosen exercise is done within their capabilities. More so, there should be some person to guide them through the exercise.