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by jtp
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help
Replies: 32
Views: 7226

Re: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help

I'm totally open to taking in more protein per day if it's appropriate. My understanding was that if your body doesn't have anything to use the protein on it just goes straight through your system without affecting any body functions. I've also heard that over 100g of protein, no matter what your bo...
by jtp
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help
Replies: 32
Views: 7226

Re: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help

Yep, I've heard of the 1g per pound of bodyweight rule but, keep in mind, I'm only doing benchpressing right now. In two weeks I'll have a full fledged gym membership and will be able to do full body exercises. Don't you think over 40g of protein is an overkill since I'm only working one muscle group?
by jtp
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help
Replies: 32
Views: 7226

Re: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help

I'm not a coach or body training expert by any means but there should be a lot of things you can do at home without a lot of expensive weights. I don't know of any body builders who've got huge on yoga, but that's definitely something you could do at home inexpensively. Here is a free yoga podcast y...
by jtp
Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help
Replies: 32
Views: 7226

Re: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help

Okay, just another silly update because I want to tell someone/something about this. :) I think I've had my first tangible, substantive "small win" in my weight training. Like I mentioned before, I could only bench 2.9 sets of 70lbs after a 40 lbs warmup set. After maintaining good nutriti...
by jtp
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help
Replies: 32
Views: 7226

Re: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help

Just a tiny update. In that video you linked chewybaws about proper cardio, the guy explicitly says sprinting is definitely not good cardio. My previous 2:3:3:2 treadmill routine would definitely be considered sprinting. See, this is what I mean by me not knowing anything about proper procedure. :) ...
by jtp
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help
Replies: 32
Views: 7226

Re: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help

Haha cool. All I meant by nutrition plan is what do you typically eat during the day and how frequently. At first I carefully calculated the split between carbs/protein/fat and all that stuff, but since I'm a beginner and I'm really trying to put on weight, all I care about now is calories (keeping...
by jtp
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help
Replies: 32
Views: 7226

Re: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help

You mentionned seeing 0 results. Over what time period are we talking here. What exercises were you doing. But most importantly, this is the thing that concerns me the most - you've barely mentionned nutrition at all! We're talking about various half-assed attempts in the past of me going to the gy...
by jtp
Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help
Replies: 32
Views: 7226

Re: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help

Hey chewybaws, Thanks for the suggestions and poking me about my progress! :) I move in less than two weeks. In the meantime I've been going to the gym about 4-5 times a week and doing mostly cardio and and upper body. I didn't realize just how bad my cardio situation really was. One of my New Year'...
by jtp
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Heart health while gaining muscle?
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Heart health while gaining muscle?

Thanks so much for the comments, guys! That definitely helps me out a lot. I think I'm going to start out with only a little bit of cardio and, as I get to learn how my body grows and reacts to exercise and food, try mixing in more and more cardio. I remember a friend of mine in college who got huge...
by jtp
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Heart health while gaining muscle?
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Heart health while gaining muscle?

I've seen a lot of people suggesting relatively little cardio while training for maximum muscle. I'm a total lightweight now getting started with physical fitness and care very deeply about the health of my heart -- both my father and grandfather died of heart attacks. What are the downsides to inte...
by jtp
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help
Replies: 32
Views: 7226

Re: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help

Don't think of it as extra skin - if you begin by trying to lose weight/firm up, you'll have a lot of trouble getting anywhere. At 5'10"/130lb, you're very far from fat, and all you need is 30+ lbs of extra mass to "stretch out" your skin and the problem will be solved ;) Yeah, that'...
by jtp
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help
Replies: 32
Views: 7226

Skinny 21 y/o vegan gaining weight and needing a little help

Hi everyone! :) I'm a 21 y/o from the San Francisco Bay Area trying to gain some muscle mass for once in my life. :) Though it's a kind of long and seemingly incredulous story, I've been an ardent vegetarian since before kindergarten and was the only vegetarian I knew growing up. Neither of my paren...

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