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by jmf
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Vegan Bodybuilder with stoma bag. How to get enough protein without soy.
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: Vegan Bodybuilder with stoma bag. How to get enough protein without soy.

The problem with soy is that [most] sources aren't a complete protein. I tried an all soy protein diet a few years back...it didn't work out so well. The more I trained, I kept losing weight, I got weaker, and my connective tissues became more sore and delicate, which is the TOTAL opposite of my goa...
by jmf
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Supplements
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: Supplements

I don't believe in taking supplements arbitrarily. Eat healthy and go train hard...then go eat more. Proper food intake will cover nearly all your nutritional needs. The vegan exception...when doing heavy resistance training is that you'll have to add in some sort of [complete] protein supplement to...
by jmf
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Vegan cut? help
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: Vegan cut? help

You mentioned your lean body mass is poor. Much of your fat burning abilities are derived from the amount of lean muscle mass you have. So, I suggest you focus more on adding lean muscle mass...the fat will naturally come off. (providing you're not over-eating, which is absolutely not necessary to b...
by jmf
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 41yo Vegan - need help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: 41yo Vegan - need help!

When you say something like "have and retain body fat no matter how much I eat, and no matter how many calories I burn" ...sound like a possible hormone imbalance. Start with a blood test.
by jmf
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lifting Injury need help
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

Re: Lifting Injury need help

Well, I'm sure you've heard that if it hurts, don't do it. You will likely have to make some modifications to your routine to avoid aggravation to your injury. I may have a similar situation...January of this year, I injured both forearms from deadlifting (outside of forearm, starting below the elbo...
by jmf
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Reduce thigh size, but maintain upper body...
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

Re: Reduce thigh size, but maintain upper body...

very tough...you can make minor adjustments, but [genetically] you're going to be predisposed towards a certain body proportions regardless of what you do with your training. If you were to train upper body only, you'll keep a certain amount of muscle mass in your lower body...conversely, if you wer...
by jmf
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: 15 years old and confused
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Re: 15 years old and confused

Make sure your protein sources are complete. (some plant protein sources are not, so look it up and make sure you're getting it)

Train to failure to gain. (If you're doing 3 sets of 10, 5 sets of 5, etc...that isn't training to failure.)
by jmf
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Working out with your girlfriend?
Replies: 1
Views: 1502

Re: Working out with your girlfriend?

Indeed, resistance training is far more effective for burning fat (than cardio) due to the hormonal response that persists well after your workout. (however, HIIT cardio will apparently do the same...idk, never done HIIT cardio) If your time is limited, suggest you train early in the morning. If 3x/...
by jmf
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Any tips on gaining weight on a healthy, whole-plant based diet?
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

Re: Any tips on gaining weight on a healthy, whole-plant based diet?

That's not out of the norm. As your lean body mass increases, the amount of calories it takes to maintain it increases. Also, your training in general will increase your metabolism, which will increase your maintenance calories. ...and, if your normal daily activity have changed, or if you're sleepi...
by jmf
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Macros and protein help
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: Macros and protein help

I'd suggesting eating soy in moderation. I found that it was nearly impossible to gain muscle mass with soy as the predominant protein source. I don't avoid soy by any means, but I limit myself to one complete bag (probably three servings) of Gardein or similar. per day...usually my lunch. I never s...
by jmf
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Macros and protein help
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: Macros and protein help

I can't say that I agree with the concepts of high carb, low fat and a low protein diet. I've tried it, and ended up in the worst physical condition of my life...I'd call it "skinny fat." (overall body weight decreased, lean mass decreased, fat mass increased...not a good combination) Addi...
by jmf
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Vegan macros-how to?
Replies: 1
Views: 2154

Re: Vegan macros-how to?

-yes, vegans should track carbs (I do) -I do have a carb target that I treat as a minimum -I do not believe in restricting carbs to lose fat, but carbs should be consumed in volume to keep pace with your daily activities and should come from natural, slow burning sources (iow, they should not induce...
by jmf
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: running out of energy during training
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

Re: running out of energy during training

How well conditioned are you to the training? If you're new to the training methodology or simply "out of shape" you'll have to work up to more volume and intensity...and in the meantime, you will be fatigued early in the workout. Stick with it!
by jmf
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Macros and protein help
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: Macros and protein help

Sorry, I'm going to beat you up a little...but it's for you own good ;) ...where to start: -Your total calories are too low. If you've been going at 1300 kcal/day for any amount of time, you undoubtedly have metabolic damage (iow, your metabolism has down-regulated itself to account for a ridiculous...
by jmf
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie here!
Replies: 4
Views: 2229

Re: Newbie here!

You don't need to eat animal protein...but you do need to add a complete protein supplement or you will probably struggle to gain any muscle. (this is an enthusiast site for vegans wanting to gain muscle...and protein requirements are higher in that context) I would agree, at least as a starting poi...

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