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by James
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: BULK VEGAN DIET 200G PROTEIN
Replies: 12
Views: 4680

Re: BULK VEGAN DIET 200G PROTEIN

Ha no plans to compete at bb-ing or anything else! I just work out to keep in reasonable shape as I get older - I'm 36 & it's at about this age that all my older male relatives have gotten fat. Part of it also is showing that you can be strong on a vegan diet. I used to get loads of sh*t from fr...
by James
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: BULK VEGAN DIET 200G PROTEIN
Replies: 12
Views: 4680

Re: BULK VEGAN DIET 200G PROTEIN

Basically split routines were popularised back in the 70s when pro bodybuilders started using them - this was also about the time that heavy steroid use become much more common. The theory is that by taking steroids & then training a bodypart once per week you can totally smash it into oblivion ...
by James
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: BULK VEGAN DIET 200G PROTEIN
Replies: 12
Views: 4680

Re: BULK VEGAN DIET 200G PROTEIN

Ah OK that makes sense now! Personally I don't think you'll need to eat that much to add mass given what you currently weigh, but just give it a try & see how it goes - if you find that you're adding to much bodyfat just drop the calories slightly. How long have you been training? The 4 day spli...
by James
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: BULK VEGAN DIET 200G PROTEIN
Replies: 12
Views: 4680

Re: BULK VEGAN DIET 200G PROTEIN

At your bodyweight & with all you're eating I'm surprised you're not gaining loads of weight. Are you doing loads of cardio in addition to weights - could be one reason you're not adding size. What's your exercise routine?
by James
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thin Shaming
Replies: 17
Views: 11794

Re: Thin Shaming

There is a growing problem (usually seen on places like Tumblr) of thin shaming and fat acceptance. This is not just accepting people for who they are, this fat acceptance movement says that basically, if you're thin, then you're privileged along with claiming that being obese isn't unhealthy for y...
by James
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: What do you eat for protein???
Replies: 5
Views: 3430

Re: What do you eat for protein???

2 blocks of tofu is I'm guessing around 60-70g soya protein. How much is that of your total protein consumption per day? As a female I'm guessing you're not nailing huge amounts of protein. I get around 50-60g soya protein per day, out of a total of 200g. The rest comes from peanut butter, almonds, ...
by James
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: BULK VEGAN DIET 200G PROTEIN
Replies: 12
Views: 4680

Re: BULK VEGAN DIET 200G PROTEIN

Personally I'd increase fats & decrease carbs. I would get fat as hell on that many carbs! Doesn't make any difference is the food is organic or not in my opinion. How big are you currently? How many calories do you need for maintenance? If you want to add mass without packing on too much bodyfa...
by James
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Do i ignore squats?
Replies: 6
Views: 3378

Re: Do i ignore squats?

You don't want to be 'that guy' (and every gym has one) who's got an impressive upper body but legs like a 5 year old girl. There's no getting away from the fact that squats are tough - if you've not squatted before then your body will be in a state of shock for a few weeks whilst it gets used to th...
by James
Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: UK online shop for veg/vegan supplements eg creatine etc
Replies: 3
Views: 2878

Re: UK online shop for veg/vegan supplements eg creatine etc

Myprotein has the best range of products undoubtedly, but their customer service can be pretty bad & they aren't the cheapest. Ironscience is my personal preference.
by James
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: shaky after working out
Replies: 7
Views: 4127

Re: shaky after working out

Whilst I agree with the above, to a certain extent you aren't always going to feel great after a tough workout. For instance on leg day & when I've done sprint training I often feel physically sick by the time I've finished.
by James
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: How to build powerful legs?
Replies: 4
Views: 2367

Re: How to build powerful legs?

I'm in a very similar situation - I really screwed up my L4/5 area about 4 years ago & have had to completely change the way I work out. I don't deadlift, squat, bench or overhead press as these movements all really aggrevate my back. I second the above recommendation for the Ironmind hip squat ...
by James
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Pea Protein powder
Replies: 28
Views: 10178

Re: Pea Protein powder

One thing I did find which annoyed me is an advert for vegan bodybuilding powder that said "Vegan diets are typically low in protein".. Says who? To be fair most vegans I know have shockingly low levels of protein in their diets. Not helped by the fact that some pro-vegan literature you'l...
by James
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Ab workouts, how many a week ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2708

Re: Ab workouts, how many a week ?

Every time I hit the gym I'll be squatting and/or doing gymnastic ring work like levers & L-sits, so my abs get worked 3 times a week. Personally I don't bother with separate ab/core work any more.
by James
Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: POLL: How hot do you like your weight room?
Replies: 7
Views: 2765

Re: POLL: How hot do you like your weight room?

My gym is based in an industrial unit with a tin roof & loads of holes. Consequently it's insanely hot in the summer & insanely cold in the winter - there's literally ice on the floor sometimes!
by James
Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Break Me Down!
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

Re: Break Me Down!

Just my opinion I think you've got way too much volume, mainly down to all the isolation work you're doing, & you're not eating enough (not much protein either from what I can see).

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