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Shock in Brazil over the death of Big Boy, the Brazilian bodybuilder who had contracted coronavirus

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Victor Luna was 37 years old (@ifbbvictorluna)

This weekend the death of Victor Luna, one of the iconic bodybuilders of Brazil, who had coronavirus and suffered a heart attack last Wednesday, as a result of the serious consequences that covid-19 generated in his body. The 37-year-old athlete did not present any type of antecedent that would suggest this outcome, according to some media.

Big BoyAs he was popularly known, he began to dedicate himself to bodybuilding in his 20s and since then he has managed to forge an incredible body, due to a demanding routine and diet that he used to share on social networks. His dedication and effort led him to the top of the championship in Rio de Janeiro, his hometown, in 2010 and his greatest achievement was the 2014 Arnold Classic South America runner-up.

Since he was 20 years old, he trained to be a bodybuilder (@ifbbvictorluna)
Since he was 20 years old, he trained to be a bodybuilder (@ifbbvictorluna)

The Brazilian weighed 145 kilos and measured 1.81 centimeters, figures for which he had earned that nickname. In addition, its popularity inspired other bodybuilders such as Thiago Santisteban, Eduardo Correa, Fernando Maradona, among others. “Today I have sad news. A friend has passed away, always smiling and motivating me. I will miss you. My first friend from Brazil ”, wrote in his social networks Brandon Curry, one of the top stars in this discipline worldwide and also Mr. Olympia champion in 2019.

Victor Luna He used to be very active on his social networks, where he published images and videos of his routines, which he accompanied with inspiring phrases. “Think of me what you want, but don’t say what you don’t know,” was the last thing he wrote on Instagram, where he had more than 25 thousand followers.

Victor Luna suffered a cardiorespiratory pair due to complications derived from covid 19 (@ifbbvictorluna)
Victor Luna suffered a cardiorespiratory pair due to complications derived from covid 19 (@ifbbvictorluna)

The pandemic of coronaviers It has already killed more than 1,300 million people worldwide and Brazil is one of the three countries with the most cases in the world, with more than 6 million accumulated, only below India (9.1 million) and the United States. (12.4 million). In terms of deaths, the South American country has already more than 169 thousand, second in the world ranking.

In July, the American bodybuilder Charlie Aragón, had detailed in an interview with journalist Stephanie Innes for the AzcentralHow was your experience after recovering from covid-19, during which you lost up to 27 kilos. “Once I got a positive result, they told me to quarantine myself and if it got worse, call 911. I was still taking the ibuprofen and using my inhaler, but It was extremely difficult to walk from bed to bathroom. Even brush my teeth. It felt like I was running out of breath. Man! it felt like I was doing cardio, ”he said.

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Big Boy used to show his physique on social media (@ifbbvictorluna)
Big Boy used to show his physique on social media (@ifbbvictorluna)

Finally, on April 2 he ended up entering the University Medical Center Phoenix where he stayed for 20 days, the most difficult of his life. One of the most critical moments was when she developed sepsis: “She had an episode of sepsis and that is not uncommon. Especially when the patient is on the ventilator. Your risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia increases. Just being in the ICU, with multiple catheters in their body, patients also run the risk of these catheters becoming infected, “said Jennifer O’Hea, the doctor who attended him.

Aragon’s worst day in the hospital was April 6, two days after being intubated: “He was very bad that day. I was on the respirator and receiving maximum oxygen, so I was receiving 100% from the respirator, he was really getting as much support from the respirator as we could give him, ”O’Hea explained. Fortunately, little by little he began to improve and was able to breathe again without the help of a machine: “Once I was in the recovery room, I couldn’t stand for more than a few seconds before I started to get out of breath. My knees were shaking and I felt like I was going to fall ”. Finally, the 35-year-old reflected: “This is much worse than the flu… I had pneumonia. He had sepsis, respiratory failure ”.


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