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by johnboley
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Caffeine
Replies: 13
Views: 5254

Re: Caffeine

I typically enjoy one cup a day with some almond milk . . . on days I take an herbal energizer (pre-workout) I allow myself a cup of decaffeinated. Just a routine that works for me; unlike some people, I actually enjoy coffee but have cut WAY back from my younger days when I was doing 3-4 cups or mo...
by johnboley
Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: The fruits dillema
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

Re: The fruits dillema

During my non-vegan days, I would opt for a piece of fruit with my free-form amino acids . . . which were more easily absorbed when accompanied by a simple carb. Nowadays, I just have a piece of fruit early in the AM before working out (with a cup of joe if sleepy) and later in the day with a handfu...
by johnboley
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Alternative to hummus
Replies: 12
Views: 8558

Re: Alternative to hummus

Personally I'm so into hummus that I don't really care about the fat, but you're right, in the supermarkets it's usually very oily. Do you look for something to buy or are you able to prepare it by yourself? Because there are some low fat recipes, for example this one: http://engine2diet.com/recipe...
by johnboley
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: creatine...is it a must for us vegans ?
Replies: 16
Views: 6586

Re: creatine...is it a must for us vegans ?

Noticeable improvement . . . you're getting there. Keep up the hard work! How's the creatine going?
by johnboley
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote for me in the e.l.f. cosmetics model contest!
Replies: 44
Views: 11536

Re: Vote for me in the e.l.f. cosmetics model contest!

Done. Good luck Andrea!
by johnboley
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Feel weird after eating at Subway
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

Re: Feel weird after eating at Subway

Yep. Bottom line, most restaurants, "vegan" and others, are going to cut corners on ingredients and preparation to turn a profit. There is a vegan restaurant down the street from the Subway I mentioned, and the guy serves a lot of good "vegan" food, but its served "deli"...
by johnboley
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Feel weird after eating at Subway
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

Re: Feel weird after eating at Subway

In a pinch, I'll periodically get one of their veggie patty sandwiches and make sure to hold the peppers and onions. Still feel a bit bloated and heavy later . . . got to remember, their stuff is most likely anything but organic, meaning predominately cheaper GMO stuff, highly refined, and as said e...
by johnboley
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Affording vegan protein powders
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: Affording vegan protein powders

Agree with above . . . sounds like you have a pretty good idea re: nutrition, just from trial and error in addition to reading, etc. Too many times we all become too reliant on supplements (not to say they are necessarily bad) and shy away from real food. Eat more and plan out your meals with less e...
by johnboley
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Silicon Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Re: Hello from the Silicon Valley

Thanks Dylan . . . I'm in San Jose; as noted, work out primarily from my home but am toying with the idea of training with a competitive powerlifter out of his gym in the Mountain View area. He is sponsored by an East Cost based supplement company but a truly nice man who has a number of "senio...
by johnboley
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: creatine...is it a must for us vegans ?
Replies: 16
Views: 6586

Re: creatine...is it a must for us vegans ?

Every body consititution is different and will have varying reactions to supplements. There is no such thing as "one size fits all". I've used creatine off and on in the past and it did, in fact, assist with my training sessions by enhancing my endurance with more rapid strength gains. Tha...
by johnboley
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Silicon Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Hello from the Silicon Valley

I've been posting here and there already so thought it was time I made an introduction before I move forward with a training log. I'm 59 years old have been somewhat obsessed with weight training and getting strong since I was a young kid and made my first "barbell" with a discarded brooms...
by johnboley
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: General Fitness/Other Sports
Topic: Live at the gym?
Replies: 5
Views: 6334

Re: Live at the gym?

Your body may be adapting to a set routine; at the same time, don't want to overtrain. Maybe ramp up the intensity of what you're already doing, i.e. more weight work and/or different forms of cardio; circuit training on a periodic basis is not a bad idea. An "ab-aerobics" circuit might he...
by johnboley
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Extremely uncomfortable levels of energy after PWO
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: Extremely uncomfortable levels of energy after PWO

Mine is now similar to the above . . . I workout early AM, have a green food drink as soon as I roll out of bed and chomp on a piece of fruit right before workiing out. If I need an extra boost, will have a small cup of Joe. A short breathing meditation before my workout also helps with focus. Previ...
by johnboley
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Before/After Photos & Progress Photos & Videos
Topic: VEGAN CHAINSAW GIRL pics and progress
Replies: 94
Views: 56220

Re: VEGAN CHAINSAW GIRL pics and progress

Good luck in your upcoming competition . . . you've built a strong foundation for cutting . . . keep us apprised of your progress!
by johnboley
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Difficulty Reaching 1g of Protein per Pound of Body Weight
Replies: 15
Views: 6329

Re: Difficulty Reaching 1g of Protein per Pound of Body Weig

Would have to echo what others have stated. Everyone has a different consitution and gains/loses according to this constitution and age . . . don't know your age and that has more than a little to do with your growth. As I wrote on another non-vegan forum many moons ago and which is just as relevant...

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