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 Post subject: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:36 pm 
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I figure I better jump in with both feet before I back out of it. Everyone here that has posted their progress to date has been very inspiring! Great work everyone. I've been vegan for around 18 years, was always in great shape up until a few years ago. Although I am very active in the summers (hiking, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking), it is the winters that have taken their toll. Between working full time and going back to university part time, my schedule became a bit crazy. In one winter I went from 160 pounds to 184 pounds. I am currently sitting at around 173 pounds and gaining each week. I was involved in mixed martial arts for a number of years, but due to my schedule and a broken rib (re-injured 3 times in jiu jitsu) very little has been going on the past 6 years in that department. So, here I am, realizing that I am not in the shape I once was. And it was not until I took my own photos the other day that I realized how far I had let myself go. To stay motivated and inspired, I'm putting it all out there for everyone to see. Luckily I have the ability for gym workouts and will be starting back up with mixed martial arts soon. I hope that I see the improvement I'm hoping for.

Brief run down of stats:
35 years old
5'10" tall
173 pounds

Pictures below, I contemplated not posting these but I have to start somewhere I guess:
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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:21 pm 
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Yo! Welcome to our community...thanks for jumping in with both feet!

Catch you on the forum soon. Welcome to the team. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:08 pm 
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Welcome! Good luck with your goals. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress 6 weeks later
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:09 pm 
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Six weeks since my last update. Bit of improvement, very long road ahead.
Increased protein consumption (mostly brown rice, a bit of hemp protein). Reduced food consumption at each meal. Increased water intake. Been doing P90X to get prepared for mma classes again since I've been out for a while. Will begin more weight training soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:38 pm 
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Improvement already! The abs are peekin' out!

Awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:11 pm 
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Great progress!! Keep it up :boxer:

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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:44 pm 
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Bit of improvement? I think you've made incredible progress in such a short time! Chest and abs are looking amazing since the first pic!

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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:34 am 
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Thanks everyone, sorry for the delay... haven't been on for a bit. Training is going well, and improvements are quite fast and noticeable. The P90X really is a good initiation into being active again, and the muscle confusion they suggest seems to work well.


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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:54 am 
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Lookin good!! I looked at your pics again, and there is crazy improvement!
You should post new ones...I'm sure there is even more improvement.
Good job buddy =)


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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:19 pm 
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looking good. But you shoulders are rotated in. Do some pec stretches and bent over rows, plus lay off the bench press for awhile

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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:00 pm 
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Still progressing relatively quickly, though results appear less drastic.
I am not aiming for bulk muscle, but rather lean muscle that will function in mma. I am seeking strength, speed, endurance, and limited lactic acid build up... so far so good, but still a long way away from my goals.
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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:07 pm 
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The work is workin!

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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:19 am 
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Wow, what fantastic progress in such a short time! Keep up the fantastic work (and I'm sure you will)!


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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:25 am 
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SG - lookin good boy!!! Tons of progress since the last update - super impressed, keep it up friend!


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 Post subject: Re: Grazer's Progress
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:30 pm 
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Great work! You're making me look and feel like a huge slacker over here!

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