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#1 Postby Monark » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:06 pm

Hi everyone :)

Nice to meet all of you :)

I have been weightlifting since around the year 2000. I had to stop for about a year - during that year I became vegan. I started going back to the gym again this past November - but I am running into this problem: I work out for about a week (weights 3 days a week, cardio 3 days a week) and then I am completely wiped out energywise for about 8 or 9 days after that.

I am very active in my job and do quite a bit of lifting there, so it's not as if I have been a total couch potato for the year I took off of working out. I still have decent aerobic capacity, muscle mass, and strength. I'm just not sure what is causing the exhaustion so quickly.

I am going to try going with raw foods and sprouting to try and clear out any JUNK in my system and get some pure energy flowing. Any other suggestions?



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#2 Postby robert » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:15 pm

Hey, welcome to our group!

Great to have you here and I'm sure you'll get some answers, suggestions and feedback soon.

We have a VERY GOOD Raw section here on the forum with many active raw vegan athletes.

So you will feel right at home in that section and everywhere on the forum. We have a really neat group of people. I know we have at least a couple members from your state, and many from your general region.

Thanks for the intro and welcome aboard!

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#3 Postby xdarthveganx » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:49 pm

HIYA! Welcome to our forum!
I am in the process of trying to lose 60lbs of fat while gaining lean muscle by December 2012
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#4 Postby cubby2112 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:55 pm

Yep, there is plenty of information to be found here on raw foods, weight lifting and most other aspects of fitness. Welcome. :D
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#5 Postby Michelle » Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:29 pm

Welcome! :) :)

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#6 Postby RawSteve » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:07 pm

Hello and Welcome...

Getting more RAW food in you will be a great way to get more energy!!! Head over to the raw discussion and ask away...


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#7 Postby loveliberate » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:55 am

Hello & Welcome! :D
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#9 Postby CollegeB » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:50 am

Hi :D

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#10 Postby Monark » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:41 am

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone ! I've been cruising around checking out the different forums and threads. What a great place !

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#11 Postby Odidnetne » Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:29 am

Welcome to the forums, I hope you enjoy the community. :)

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