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 Post subject: Two months progress
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:06 am 
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Location: San Diego
I'm so glad I found this web-site as I have been vegetarian/lifting weights for about 20 years. It's been a challenge finding others with same interests/challenges.

Anyway, I've just started lifting weights more seriously again over the last two months. I have been doing 3-4 days cardio for half hour (riding bike or rowing on concept 2 machine) and 3 days of "abbreviated" weights (each week progressively increasing bench/deadlift/squats).

My goals are:

1) Improve cholesterol - Numbers are fairly good on low dosage of lipitor, but I am trying to get completely off the drug. Main concern is increasing HDL (at 46) and keeping LDL down (at 98).

2) Increase definition with focus on abs - According to my body scale, I'm at 20% body fat, so I think I need to lose some of the fat to do this. In addition to cardio, I've been doing about 2 minutes plank exercises in the morning as well to focus on abs/core.

3) Gain muscle - I'm 6'2", and 185 pounds so could use some more weight, though this goal somewhat conflicts with goal 2 above. Until recently any weight training I did was upper body, so I've been more focused on squats/deadlifts to strengthen the lower body.

Any advice/feedback is welcome.

Thanks,

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Two months progress
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:52 am 
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Nice progress man! And welcome :D

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 Post subject: Re: Two months progress
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:53 am 
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Sup dude ;) Welcome to the site


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 Post subject: Re: Two months progress
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:17 am 
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sharonkriss wrote:
Welcome in the forum hope you will enjoy here. Your progress is good.

Just wondering - How do you judge progress without a before picture?!

OP: Welcome and good luck!


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