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 Post subject: Hello from the UK
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:21 am 
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Hello

I am a total weightlifting newbie. My goal is to get strong, strong, strong, to lose fat and get lean.

I've been vegan for five years and have been working out for about as long: just finished Insanity and currently working through "Ripped in 30". Toying with the idea of starting Crossfit but want to get my diet under control first.

I started working out initially to improve my mental health after 25+ years of being a total couch potato, and it changed my life absolutely.

I'm 34, weigh 140lbs and am 5'3 and 1/2 (that extra half inch is very important).

I'll probably lurk around a bit to get orientated, but if anyone's got any advice for someone just starting out I'd appreciate that.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Hey welcome! Good to have more people from the uk involved here :)
There are plenty of very knowledgeable people around that can give you great advice and support!
When you start your training properly you should start a log on here so people can follow along and give you any needed advice :)
All the best, Ross

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 Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:40 am 
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Thanks for the support! :boxer:


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:31 pm 
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Welcome to the community. What is your name? Yeah definitely that 1/2 inch is important haha, I always add count decimal points when mentioning my weight.

Keys for starting out:

1. Consistency (the more you skip workout days the slower your progress will be)
2. Form and posture (if you aren't lifting properly you could be doing more harm than good)
3. Diet and rest (make sure you're eating a variety of foods, getting all of the nutrients your body needs and getting ample sleep).

Cheers,

-Dylan


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:40 am 
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Hi Dylan

That sounds like good advice - I'm gonna start slowly and build up gradually with patience. My name is Enid.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:17 am 
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Welcome from a fellow newbie :)


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