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by j4779
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Need help finding vegan foods in SW Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Need help finding vegan foods in SW Florida

Thank you, I will check that out. But I'd still appreciate any suggestions from locals- I know where to find some of things that I like, but the places that I've found are pretty pricey. So, if anyone around this area knows of a good place with good prices, that's what I'm really looking for :)
by j4779
Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Need help finding vegan foods in SW Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Need help finding vegan foods in SW Florida

I just moved to the Englewood area (just south of Sarasota) and haven't found a good place to buy vegan food. If anyone is near this area and has any suggestions, please let me know.
by j4779
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Is This A Good Training Log "Template"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Re: Is This A Good Training Log "Template"?

I never use a spotter on squats, and I hate squating in a cage. Just forget it and squat. And no I don't use Smith Machines either, almost worthless. And no I usually don't use a spot for anything else. Your worst case with the squat is you dump the weight. No worries. I have fallen on my ass with ...
by j4779
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Is This A Good Training Log "Template"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Re: Is This A Good Training Log "Template"?

Not sure what you mean on the squats. It sounds like you are a new lifter, and this is your first program. If you do legs in one day that is probably okay. Not the best, but okay. Taking two major muscle groups and lifting them together is a bad idea unless you are getting a lot of help from some s...
by j4779
Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Is This A Good Training Log "Template"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Re: Is This A Good Training Log "Template"?

Is there a reason why you have the two largest muscle groups in the body on the same day? Not to be critical, but your leg back day is what I would do over three days, quads, hams, and back. Well, I just put them together because they seem to go hand in hand without really conflicting with each oth...
by j4779
Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Is This A Good Training Log "Template"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Is This A Good Training Log "Template"?

After much research, I have developed what I consider to be a very efficient and effective Strength Training Log template. I’ve incorporated the “Stronglifts” system of 5 X 5, though I like to mix it up and sometimes just do 3 X 10. Just to clarify, each exercise consists of 5 blocks to record weigh...
by j4779
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Before/After Photos & Progress Photos & Videos
Topic: Embarrased, but proud...
Replies: 31
Views: 16471

Re: Embarrased, but proud...

Thanks! I have been taking pics at the end of each month to put in my progression picture, but I kept getting headaches every time that I exercised for a couple of weeks at the end of July, so my progress is a little behind schedule. I plan to update my pics mid to late August.
by j4779
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Before/After Photos & Progress Photos & Videos
Topic: Embarrased, but proud...
Replies: 31
Views: 16471

Re: Embarrased, but proud...

I usually just take pics at the end of each month, but I felt like I looked pretty good this morning. This 1st pic is just me flexing my arm and the 2nd pic is just a huge difference from my beginning pics. It's nothing spectacular, but I like it because I'm starting to see definition and, again, it...
by j4779
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Before/After Photos & Progress Photos & Videos
Topic: Candy goes from grose to musculous!
Replies: 167
Views: 82659

Re: Candy goes from grose to musculous!

Totally amazing!!! I'm no expert, but maybe part of the reason why you don't have the extra skin (which was mentioned earlier) is because you lost the weight over 10 months- not really quick like with liposuction. Anyway, great job! Like everyone else has said, you're very inspiring. It takes an ins...
by j4779
Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Vegan
Replies: 31
Views: 2534

Re: Vegan

Yeah, that sounds like a good idea, your intensity level should be 85-90% of your 1 rep max on every single rep. Increase your reps every couple of weeks by 1. when you can do 2 reps more than what you started with, add a little more weight. 5 pounds is a good idea without hurting yourself. Go back...
by j4779
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Insight on correlation between squats and growth hormones?
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: Insight on correlation between squats and growth hormones?

I like the idea of a compound-only regimen, but I also like doing certain isolation exercises. I definitely agree that it is a more intense type of exercise because any time that I mix some compound exercises in with my regular routine, I'm worn-out quicker and out of breath more. I was thinking abo...
by j4779
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Vegan
Replies: 31
Views: 2534

Re: Vegan

In that case, just lift hard and maybe lean out a bit. Okay, I'm going to try your suggestion. So, let's say for flat-bench, I normally would do the following 3 sets: 10 reps @ 90 lbs 10 reps @ 100 lbs 10 reps (or until fatigue) @ 110 lbs With your routine, I should do 6-8 reps of heavier weight th...
by j4779
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Insight on correlation between squats and growth hormones?
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: Insight on correlation between squats and growth hormones?

Wow! Thanks for all the info! I'm definitely going to do squats and deadlift along with pull-ups and chin-ups mixed in with all my other exercises from now on. As for joining a gym, I've been thinking about lately- we'll see. I have a bench, a "power tower" (for dips, pull-ups and ab work)...
by j4779
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Vegan
Replies: 31
Views: 2534

Re: Vegan

Man, I just don't have the body type to do that- if I eat any extra carbs, I can literally account for it 2-3 days later by weighing myself on a scale and seeing the fat around my abdomen growing. I am THAT in-tune with my body. So if I have pasta, pizza, potatoes, bread or any sweets, I'll put on l...
by j4779
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Vegan
Replies: 31
Views: 2534

Re: Vegan

Cool, I will check that out. But I want to clarify: You meant under 4 "Sets" and 6-8 "Reps", right? Also, I've noticed that many people on this site list what they eat during a typical day and it seems like everyones diet includes a lot of carbs and not so much protein. I know th...

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