Hello from Derby

Introduce yourself. Tell us about your training history, how long you've been vegan, share some of your goals and some of your interests.

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Hello from Derby

#1 Postby James » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:00 am

Hi all

Been lurking around this site for ages so I thought it was about time I joined up.

I'm from Derby, a small city in central England. I've been training for a couple of years now; vegan almost 10 years. Currently weighing in at 225 pounds (recently finished bulking so need to shift a little lard over the next few months!) & was around 160 when I went vegan.

I guess my training is geared more towards strength than bodybuilding. I don't train in true powerlifting style due to a back/hip problem, but do my best.

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#2 Postby Crash » Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:21 pm

Welcome ! :D
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#3 Postby Richard » Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:45 pm

Yo, I've been to Derby, it has hills and stuff like that. Welcome to the forum
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#4 Postby robert » Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:46 pm

Welcome James. You are a big strong guy!

Great to have you here. As you know, we have more than just bodybuilders here, in fact, we only have a few bodybuilders in the group.

We have some powerlifting/strength sections as well and we'd love to hear more from you.

Welcome aboard!


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#5 Postby Daywalker » Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:09 pm

Welcome James :)

Actually, though I'm one of the few bodybuilders refers to, my training is also very strength oriented - i'm just to weak and skinny to compete in strength contests, so i make the best of my skinny self and put on some tan and hop on stage :D

Great to have you here!

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#6 Postby SeaSiren » Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:17 pm

Welcome! :)

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#7 Postby kollision » Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:31 pm

Welcome aboard!

You seem like a pretty big guy and from 160 to 225, thats a huge gain!

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#8 Postby compassionategirl » Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:53 pm

Hi James!!

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#9 Postby offense74 » Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:22 pm

Welcome! :D

And compash the next time you feel the urge to play arond with the smileys, maybe these can help:

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#10 Postby flanders77 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:39 am

Welcome James! :D
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#11 Postby James » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:02 am

Hi guys, thanks for the welcome.

I guess I am rather big now; I come from a 'big' family so putting on weight is quite easy for me! I'm still a bit of a runt compared to my cousins (a couple of whom played pro rugby) so I'll keep training and eating hard.

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#12 Postby Tarz » Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:54 am

'Ello James.

Ofence74, perhaps I'm missing something here, but I'm not sure how a picture of kinder eggs and toys can 'help' CG to stop playing around with smileys???

Personally I think she's just being lazy - using emoticons too much in place of words..........
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#13 Postby exciton » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:12 am

Welcome James!

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#14 Postby CrispyQ » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:36 pm

Welcome James!

Wow -- from 160 - 225! I'm impressed!
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Re: Hello from Derby

#15 Postby Animal » Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:16 pm

Welcome, James!

James wrote:Currently weighing in at 225 pounds (recently finished bulking so need to shift a little lard over the next few months!) & was around 160 when I went vegan.

That's quite encouraging. My normal lean weight should be around 170lbs, and now I'm at 175. Your example is very motivating. Even average sized guys like us can get huge, it seems. Can you share your strategy (frequency of workouts and meals, supplements?) I guess genetics would also have an impact. Did this growth from 160 to 225 mostly occur over the last two years?
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