Hey everyone, I'm Grant from Australia. I am 25, vegan and straight edge.
A bit about me:
I have been vegan for 4.5 years, and was vegetarian for roughly 2 years before that. Also for those that care I have been edge for just over 5 years too.
I am roughly 6"4' and at last check was 163-164 pounds (74kg).
My main focus has been on cycling with a few small runs throw into the mix. Before cycling I think I was roughly 80kg. This loss of 6kg, while good for my cycling kinda left me a bit to scrawny for my liking, I have since started doing weights in the hope of putting on muscle, without putting on body fat. From what I have read both of these concepts seam to be counter productive, ie you've got to out on weight to put on muscle.
I would no where near call myself a body builder but I am trying and have been lifting weights for 4 weeks. I have noticed a change in strength, nothing in physical appearance, which I am fine with at the moment.
Previous to the lifting I was kinda trying to eat more raw foods, fruit mainly, trying to stick to high carb low fat. Although I felt fantastic my riding never really improved. Since lifting I have been eating more protein/ and foods containing a lot more protein than I was consuming. My riding had since improved, more PB's, almost every ride I am riding faster on some particular segment than the previous day/ride. So even though my riding has started improving on this new diet, (sorry) but man my guts are a bit of a mess. Lots more gas etc stuff I don't like talking about
Either way I just wanted to say Hi, any advice is greatly appreciated and look forward to being a part of the forum.