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Mr. Lee's Abs before and after

#1 Postby lee » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:02 pm

I'm almost 40 now. I was up north visiting my friend who I hadn't seen in a long time. She said something like, "Oh, cute, you have a belly now." I looked down, and I did have a small belly. I don't even drink booze and I had what looked to me like a beer belly. Well, not really, but picture a skinny guy with a little belly going on. So that kind of stuck in my head when I came back home to Los Angeles. I didn't do anything about it for about a year. Then one day I was getting ready to go swimming at the gym and I started staring at my belly. It puzzled me since I had always been pretty skinny. So I did some research and found out that as we get older our metabolism slows down. I had definitely gained some weight, and for some reason the first place those extra pounds went was right in my stomach.

I read some things online, went to the bookstore and got a book called "Men's Health: Amazing Abs." I stopped eating heavy foods at late night including pasta, rice, beans, bread, and potatoes. I've also changed my diet a little by avoiding vegan junk foods like any kind of microwaveable foods, and I'm trying to eat more raw foods. If I eat late at night, I get up in the morning and burn the calories by jumping rope.
An interesting article I read said that doing leg raises while lying flat on your back or hanging down from a bar (hanging leg raise) are much more effective than sit ups. I also have to do lower back exercises so all the heavy pressure won't just be on the front of my stomach. I finally have a few small lines on my abs... :)

Workout wise - I've been doing a lot of Power Yoga, jogging (4 times a week. 20 minutes: 2 miles), and swimming.


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After - June 2007

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DEC 2007 or JAN 2008

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April 09 2008

I'll post another ab pic here in late August :)
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Re: Mr. Lee's Abs before and after

#2 Postby medman » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:06 pm

"Mr. Lee's abs"? Looks more like "Bruce Lee's abs" now! Good work! What core routine have you been doing?

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#3 Postby tuc » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:45 pm

Dude, fantastic abs! :shock:

I don't know how you did it but damn you did it well! You're almost 40???? I would never believe it by looking at your photos!
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#4 Postby lee » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:53 pm

medman wrote:"Mr. Lee's abs"? Looks more like "Bruce Lee's abs" now! Good work! What core routine have you been doing?

Bruce Lee?
Why didn't I think about that? I should of took bunch of martial art classes when I was like 18.
By now I would of been a black belt LOL :boxer

Routine would be -
Good diet, Power Yoga + jogging ( 4 times a week. 20 minute jog) and swimming.
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#5 Postby lee » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:59 pm

tuc wrote:Dude, fantastic abs! :shock:

I don't know how you did it but damn you did it well! You're almost 40???? I would never believe it by looking at your photos!


Thanks... I'm 39 and I'll turn 40 next year :)
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#6 Postby medman » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:05 pm

lee wrote:
tuc wrote:Dude, fantastic abs! :shock:

I don't know how you did it but damn you did it well! You're almost 40???? I would never believe it by looking at your photos!


Thanks... I'm 39 and I'll turn 40 next year :)


WOW. Really? I would never have guessed. Keep it up!!

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#7 Postby xphilx » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:21 pm

awesome work! you made a good progress concerning your chest, too.

i'm sorry if i missed your introduction but for how long have you been vegan?
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#8 Postby lee » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:41 pm

xphilx wrote:awesome work! you made a good progress concerning your chest, too.

i'm sorry if i missed your introduction but for how long have you been vegan?


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My name is J.Lee and I live in Los Angeles.
I have 3 jobs:
I'm a certified Lifeguard through American Red Cross, Healthy Life Style Coach at YMCA and work as a video camera man at different Dance Clubs.

I've been a vegetarian since late 1985. Vegan off and on since the late 80's.
I dont eat eggs or drink milk but I have weakness in honey..
And accidentally ate whey few times in mid 90's. So I would say strict vegan since 1996.
But during those years ate honey few times.
If that makes any sense....
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#9 Postby xphilx » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:08 pm

really cool, even though you had your weak moments. ;)
i love to see long time vegans, we have a lot of people here who go vegan and drop out after a few month or even weeks. it was kind of a trend here so it's always awesome to hear about people who take it serious.
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#10 Postby hilary wright » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:11 am

really nice abs . . . and physique as well! Getting cut as we age is hard, so great work!

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#11 Postby xjohanx » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:18 am

cool dude. i hope i can be as fit as you when i'm 40
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#12 Postby robert » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:18 am

Nice work! Awesome progress and awesome results! Hope to catch up with you next time I travel to your area.

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Re: Mr. Lee's Abs before and after

#13 Postby CantLove » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:23 pm

JANG!

is resist and exist still around?! i used to go to crust shows at your old pad. lookin swole bro! haha
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#14 Postby Spaniard » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:04 pm

Amazing work you've done with your abs! 40?! I wish I look like that when I get to 40!

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Mr. Lee's Abs before and after

#15 Postby Richard » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:48 pm

Looking great man, good inspiration :)
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