A FEMALE bodybuilder has hit back at critics who heaped comments on her about her weightlifting wetting.
After lots of comments and questions from social media users, the fitness guru opened up about her health condition and how it won’t stop her from reaching her goals.
Hunter Henderson, a professional bodybuilder, posts content about her training and fitness journey on Instagram.
After regularly receiving rude comments on videos of her training, she broke her silence about her condition.
“I’m still working on this @dependbrand sponsorship so internet people will stop yelling at me,” she wrote on March 25.
“There’s been a lot of talk about SUI (stress urinary incontinence) lately.”
She listed common comments she gets, including: “‘Wear a diaper,’ ‘Go to the bathroom first,’ ‘Disgusting,’ ‘Your uterus is going to fall out’.”
The bodybuilder went on to explain that she found out she had SUI in high school when she was finishing track and cross country races and involuntarily peed her pants.
“When I started powerlifting, it became even more important in my life. I was SO FUCKING embarrassed,” she said.
“I’ve tried the sturdy pads, pessary rings, cups, kegals, barrel weights…you get the point. None of that made a difference to me.”
The six-time ATWR holder said she’s learned to live with the incident.
“Pee still falls on the floor even when I go to the bathroom regularly during exercise. It sucks but I just have to deal with it,” she wrote.
“The last time I dropped a deadlift just for pee was at Westside Barbell. I was more embarrassed that I gave up that PR than the fact that my shoe was covered in piss.
“That day I decided I would never drop a barbell for pee again.”
According to the FDA, the condition causes patients to urinate when pressure is applied to the stomach, such as when there is pressure on the stomach. B. by coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising.
The agency reports that surgery and exercise can help with treatment.
Many commenters are quick to judge Henderson when they hit her social media pages.
“Which gym allows this? Why isn’t that a safety hazard for everyone else in this gym?” said one.
“Having a medical condition doesn’t make it okay to p*** on gym equipment that others have to use,” said another.
“We’re all surprised and frankly disgusted that she doesn’t wear a diaper or something to keep her bodily fluids from spilling all over the gym floor. Just amazing,” said a third.
YouTuber Derek, star of the More Plates More Dates channel, was quick to note that the problem is more common than you might think.
In one video, he related it to a physical reaction to a workout.
“I’ve had a nosebleed in mid-sentence before from ridiculously high blood pressure,” he said.
He also commended Henderson for taking on trolls who share rude comments.
“She’s obviously willing to take the heat and not just delete the comments, block people and is willing to shed light on the situation,” he said.
Henderson concluded her social media post about her condition by saying: “If you don’t know what SUI is, do a quick Google search.
“Be kind. The hatred that surrounds this condition is absolutely bizarre to me.
“To my fellow women who are experiencing this (note I didn’t say the word fight), DO NOT let SUI stop you.
“The people you care about won’t care, and those who have something negative to say won’t care.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6952237/bodybuilder-sui-stress-urinary-incontinence-condition/ I’m a bodybuilder – I wet myself in the middle of the gym when I lift, but I don’t care, it won’t stop my workout