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Hello from Sacto

#1 Postby Xar » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:09 pm

Hi, my name is Rom, I am 26 and live in the greater Sacramento area.
I am a French national and work as a software engineer.
I have been vegan for 8 years, and recently (1-2 years ago) started worrying about my health, which spurred my interest in martial arts, and also free running (parkour).
One of my favorite books is Thrive by Brendan Brazier, which really helped me get to the next level.
I hope I'll be able to exchange and learn from all the great people on this forum.

Rom

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#2 Postby SeaSiren » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:27 pm

Welcome! :)

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#3 Postby michaelhobson » Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:23 pm

Hi Rom!

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#4 Postby robert » Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:07 pm

Hey Rom,

Welcome to the site! Great to have you here. I just competed in Sacramento a couple of months ago. Megan and I were just down there.

Brendan Brazier is a friend of mine. I'm pleased that you like his book. I'm in touch with him nearly everyday it seems like, at least a few times a week. He is working on another book right now and training in L.A.

Have a great time on the forum!

-Rob

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#5 Postby flanders77 » Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:47 am

Welcome! Why did you worry about your health?
Bigbwii wrote:The force is strong on the fruity side.....

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#6 Postby compassionategirl » Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:13 am

:D :D :D :D
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#7 Postby neil » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:24 am

Welcome! I just peeped Brendan Brazier's site the other day after reading a post from Robert. Good stuff!
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#8 Postby Cristian » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:56 am

Welcome!
Things are moving forward

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#9 Postby Xar » Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:00 pm

Thanks to all of you for your warm welcome.

robert wrote:Hey Rom,

Welcome to the site! Great to have you here. I just competed in Sacramento a couple of months ago. Megan and I were just down there.

Brendan Brazier is a friend of mine. I'm pleased that you like his book. I'm in touch with him nearly everyday it seems like, at least a few times a week. He is working on another book right now and training in L.A.

Have a great time on the forum!

-Rob

I didn't know you were a friend of Brendan Brazier, that's pretty awesome. The advice in his book really helped me reach a higher level of fitness (I even seriously considered going back to vegetarianism for a while).
I'll be the first in line to buy his new book (is that the recipe book he mentions in Thrive?).
Let me know next time you come to Sac, and we'll go eat some place.

[quote=flanders77]Welcome! Why did you worry about your health?[/quote]
Quick bio.
When I was 18, I got a heart accident. No doctor could diagnose what it was (I got several totally different answers from 3 different specialists after a week spent at the hospital doing weird tests).
That was until one of them told me You should try to eat more vegetables, which I did. After which I decided since vegetables and fruits made me feel so much better I would cut down on meat/fish, then gradually cut down on dairy until I realized I was vegan and feeling good.

However, I really had no endurance whatsoever, totally unable to do the least amount of effort. Until 2 1/2 years ago, same thing: another heart accident (I've always been skinny, at the time I weighed 105 lbs for 5'6").
Since doctors seemed unable to find anything wrong with me, telling me that I was healthy, I decided to take my destiny into my own hands. I started reading a lot of material on how to make your cardiovascular endurance better (all that fun stuff about METS) , how to exercise for strength rather than looks (plyometrics...), and realized that the people who train for overall body strength and power are gymnasts, yogi, martial artists...
My ultimate goal really being to have a strong foundation, being able to perform with my body (no, I still can't do handstand pushups without lying against a wall, but I'm getting there), which I found out not too long ago is the basic idea behind parkour. Hence my growing interest in that sport.
My compassionate vegan side has also been growing (I try to live as vegan as my budget allows), but I know that the only way to convince people is the health aspect of being veggie.

Hope it helped you better understand my motivations and where I come from,
Rom
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#10 Postby Daywalker » Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:25 pm

Hi Rom, thanks for sharing your story :)

Welcome on board :)
No one said it would be easy.

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#11 Postby flanders77 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:04 am

Thank you very much for telling so detailledly about yourself!
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#12 Postby Nakeddragon » Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:05 am

Welcome Rom...

I have only recently discovered 'Thrive' and bought a second copy to lend to friends. Great book.

Pete...


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