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by stoumi
Sun May 05, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Effective mass building routine require
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Re: Effective mass building routine require

I know for a fact I am stronger. Not sure when the physical change will occur. I am sure it is now, just slowly.
by stoumi
Sat May 04, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Powerlifting/Strongman
Topic: How do you continue to get stronger?
Replies: 13
Views: 8903

Re: How do you continue to get stronger?

While I haven't done this yet following the Stronglifts program, I have read from other lifters to add a deload week into the routine. Hopefully someone has experience with this. I do deload if I am not able to do the 5x5, but I have not dedicated an entire week to it.
by stoumi
Sat May 04, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Powerlifting/Strongman
Topic: Basic powerlifting set-up at home; not the typical home gym?
Replies: 12
Views: 9112

Re: Basic powerlifting set-up at home; not the typical home

I just put together the start of my own home gym. Thankfully it started with the help of a co-worker who gave me a Weider Club 500 rack and about 270 lbs of weight for free! I thought this was great, as it got me out of paying my monthly dues at the gym and didn't have to stand around waiting for th...
by stoumi
Sat May 04, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Powerlifting/Strongman
Topic: What is your max Squat?
Replies: 16
Views: 11767

Re: What is your max Squat?

Just did a 1RM at 225 lbs, as I am working towards my goal of 300 lbs!
by stoumi
Sat May 04, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Effective mass building routine require
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Re: Effective mass building routine require

klaatu, I am about where you are on Stronglifts 5x5, 6 months in and while my progress has slowed I am still seeing strength gains. Maybe I am wanting to see more physical changes in my body, but I am not going to argue about continuing to gain strength. I continue to look at some of the other progr...
by stoumi
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Building plant based muscle
Replies: 8
Views: 2644

Re: Building plant based muscle

Fallen_Horse, unfortunately my doctor called what I was doing last year "extreme" and that changing my diet, something he promoted a year prior, was only a "short term fix" for a "long term problem." Needless to say it did not sit well with me at all. I was livid! It th...
by stoumi
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Advice on protein
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

Re: Advice on protein

You know I didn't even consider the total carbs. Eating how I do, I don't fear the carbs, but I would like to attempt to keep the muscle and strength gains I have made, possibly dropping the carbs a bit. It might be time to look into something. I agree Stoumi but when trying to cut its important to ...
by stoumi
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Building plant based muscle
Replies: 8
Views: 2644

Re: Building plant based muscle

Yeah I have been pleased with the progress I have been making. Hopefully I can continue those gains over the next 4 months. I actually found a mobile fat testing unit (truck) that comes to the gym I am leaving. He changes $49 for the initial and $39 for follow ups. Wow sounds like your doing pretty ...
by stoumi
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: What sauces help dry grains/legumes go down easy?
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

Re: What sauces help dry grains/legumes go down easy?

I love quinoa, but I agree, eating it without something on it is rather boring. I usually top it with tamari and Furikake, but will use quinoa with soups and chili over it as well, which makes it go down very easy.
by stoumi
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Need help finding a nutrition plan
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Need help finding a nutrition plan

After watching Forks Over Knives I was interested in the research from Dr. John McDougall, who provides a free program on his website. You might check it and get some ideas as to how he lays out his starch based way of eating. His book, The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health got me on the ...
by stoumi
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Advice on protein
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

Re: Advice on protein

Cook and eat quinoa (8 grams per cup) for your protein source, its' one of the main foods I turn to. I also enjoy adding flax meal (6 grams per Tablespoon) to recipes I cook. A quick Internet search will turn up many plants that are loaded with protein. You might have to mix and match, could easily ...
by stoumi
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: What do you do after a cheat meal?
Replies: 7
Views: 2688

Re: What do you do after a cheat meal?

I hate a cheat weekend in Vegas last year and while I still tried to follow my way of eating, I ended up consuming some food I knew shouldn't have. When I got back home I quickly returned to how I prefer to eat. I didn't dwell over the fact I ate poorly, but accepted it and moved on. I felt a bit bl...
by stoumi
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Orthorexia
Replies: 11
Views: 4875

Re: Orthorexia

I hear this all the time from a gal at work. Although it is said more in jest than in truth. Than again, it's a label, so if others want to label me that is fine. I am strict my way of eating because I now value nutrition and have taken an active interest in my health since I cannot depend on the me...
by stoumi
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Building plant based muscle
Replies: 8
Views: 2644

Re: Building plant based muscle

Not necessarily looking for weight gain, but I have seen about 6 pound increase since starting the Stronglifts program back in October, 2012. More importantly the lean body mass saw a 5.5 lbs increase compared to only 1.1 lbs of fat over a 4 month period, based on hydrostatic testing. It's a matter ...
by stoumi
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: whats everyones view on the 5x5?
Replies: 20
Views: 5559

Re: whats everyones view on the 5x5?

I've been on it since October, 2012 and made some good gains. More than I ever thought I would at age 43. The only limiting factor was myself. You can read myStronglift journal on my site, which covers the initial 12 week program. Good luck.

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