Rubber Man saying hello

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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Rubber Man saying hello

#1 Postby rubber_ritchie » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:36 pm

Hi guys

I am very new to body building but I am mega inspired by meeting some of you vegan super heroes that are out there. I love the idea of the image of vegans being strong, powerful looking people and others following on that basis. Its a new way to animal liberation.

If anybody wants tips on flexibility, please drop me a line.

You can see a show I did in Korea recently here
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#2 Postby robert » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:41 pm


Great to have you here. I know you from e-mails we've exchanged and I'm happy to see you on the forum.

We've got a cool group here and I'm sure you'll meet some awesome people soon.

I need all kinds of tips on flexibility so I may get in touch again soon :)

All the best and welcome aboard!

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#3 Postby loveliberate » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:34 am

Hello & Welcome Ritchie! :D

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#4 Postby Zack » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:15 am

Wow, Rubber is right, you must have some serious strength and flexibility to do that sort of thing...

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#5 Postby flanders77 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:19 am

Welcome Ritchie!
I will definitely pm you for some help concerning my flexibility.
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#6 Postby Crystal » Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:55 pm

Welcome :) . I loved the video, even though I couldn't hear it :( . Looks like you had a great time there (and do you really brush your teeth with one foot behind your head ;) ?). My favorite part was the old man trying to put his foot behind his head . . . actually, he did better than I did just now :oops: .

You look super strong, too :shock: . The push-ups you do look tough!


#7 Postby veganpotter » Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:23 pm

Hey Rubber_ritchie...nice to have you around. You can teach some of the yoga people some new tricks

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#8 Postby rubber_ritchie » Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:30 pm

Hi Crystal,

Thanks, yes the old guy copying me was funny. He was drunk. Actually there is a Korean custom where you pour older people a drink and then you let them pour you one. I had to be poured one even though I don't drink. They didn't mind me giving it away. I just had to be served!

Yes, i've got really strong in my upperbody doing really weird push ups daily for 3 years like in the video. Since the last 2 months of lifting weights I can do them more easily. I'm trying to build more strength and muscle. An old guy said to me recently after a show. "You're really strong ...even though you've got no muscle." It's great when people compiment my strength and I always truthfully say "The vegan diet is my secret."
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#9 Postby Honey » Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:34 pm

Welcome aboard Ritchie! I'm not interested in bodybuilding but I certainly would love to be learn more about flexibility. I loved your newest video ~ you really didn't need to comphrehend Korean to watch it =)

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#10 Postby Richard » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:47 pm

Ay Ritchie. My name's Richard too, that means I kick ass. I'd like to know something about joints. I am pretty flexible (can get my feet behind my head) and do various martial artsy type things, but recently my knees have start to hurt and feel uncomfortable. I am thinking of going to see a specialist, but maybe you'd have some idea of what I could do? My dad (who is a doctor) said he thinks it's the tendons / ligaments, rather than a bone/joint problem.

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#11 Postby Odidnetne » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:09 pm

Welcome aboard. That's quite a trick you got there with the flexibility, maybe I could drop you a line about tips for gymnastic related stuff?

You're absolutely right, it is awesome to imagine a vegan as someone big and strong. Most people say they'd never guess I was a vegan when they meet me or see me for the first time, and I'm only about 180 lbs (6 feet tall).

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#12 Postby 9nines » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:58 pm

Welcome. I just started to stretch on a regular basis. It makes a big difference.

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#13 Postby Crash » Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:23 am

Welcome ! :D
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#14 Postby SeaSiren » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:44 am

Welcome! :)

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