Bodybuilding Physics – Reference
Nia Ceidiog was not alone, but none of the other 300 participants in the Xplosive Apewas Bodybuilding Grand Prix in Birmingham, England, was like her.
First because none of them was 63 years old, nor was she close to that age, and second because Ceidiog had to overcome “horrible health problems” to become the oldest woman to become a bodybuilder for the first time.
A challenge that he took on in the European autumn of 2016 after having begun a process of physical transformation following the wedding of one of his children.
- “At first it was vanity and that’s why I embarked on a process of change to make myself presentable,” Ceidiog explained.
- “At the time, she was a very stressed out woman, fat and in her fifties.”
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But faced with the challenge of building muscle mass and intending to know how far he could go, Ceidiog underwent an intense exercise regimen backed by a consumption of 3,000 calories a day with a high protein content.
“It was extremely demanding and there were very difficult times along the way. In fact, there was a point where I was on the verge of giving it all up,” he acknowledged.
- “Because of the training program, I went back to consuming meat and dairy to build muscles thanks to protein,” he explained, adding that this had a counterproductive effect on his body.
- “I went off physically and mentally. I felt heavier and heavier, even if it was due to the muscles and not the fat.
- At six months he began to develop a kind of psoriasis, a painful fungus sprouting under his nails due to increased production of abnormal cells.
- “Those serious problems gave me to understand that something horrible was happening inside my body and that I urgently needed to do something,” he recalled.
- “He went to see a doctor who could not give me guarantees of what was happening and then I spoke to a naturopath who recommended that I change my diet.”
- “That meant that I returned to my eating pattern with which I felt a new enthusiasm again,” he said with relief.
- “I have taken 10 years off me”
Despite being aware that his goal could be harmed, Ceidiog prioritized his health, a decision that had a better than expected result.
Not only did he compete in Birmingham, but he also managed to win one of the three medals that were distributed in the category for over 35 years.
- “My family came with me to cheer me up and I can say that I got to know a wonderful world, which was a satisfying and humble experience,” Ceidiog told the BBC.
- “I consider myself as a winner since it was very important for me to get to this point,” she acknowledged.
- “I grew a lot in this process, which has taken 10 years off of me because of the way I look, the way I think and the confidence it has given me.”
- “Everything turned into a fantastic experience, of physical, spiritual and intellectual transformation,” he concluded.