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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#31 Postby DV » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:38 am

I'm amazed at how fast you can put on weight - be it muscle or fat! It took me 12 weeks to put on 10 lbs and about 8 of them were muscle. I've gotten stronger in some ways but haven't been concentrating on just strength. My trainer changes things up so often that I never know what to expect. Seldom do we have high weight, low rep days (so I do those when I'm on my own). Regardless, his coaching is working. I've got more chest, tricep and quad definition and have had to give away most of my tops. My shoulders and upper back pack on muscle a bit too easily. If only the same were true for my lower body!

I'd say my biggest gain in the past 3 months has been with endurance. Also, I don't shake when posing anymore, LOL.

I hear what you're saying about being around BBers. I work out at 2 gyms and the one with my trainer has a serious lack of good physiques. My other gym has only one woman who plans to compete but she hasn't made any real gains as yet (serious waste of money as she has a trainer 3x/week for the past 6 months). She plans on competing in the same 2010 contest I'm leaning towards and she would be in the masters class with me. I hope she gets serious soon because I would love the competition!
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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#32 Postby bodybag » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:54 am

DV, I don't know you that well and I miss you.

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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#33 Postby DV » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:15 pm

That's because you used to live in Philly - and I'm discovering that I am somewhat of an acquired taste, just like vegan scrapple. Now, are you originally from CA or PA? Or neither?
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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#34 Postby bodybag » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:30 pm

DV wrote:That's because you used to live in Philly - and I'm discovering that I am somewhat of an acquired taste, just like vegan scrapple. Now, are you originally from CA or PA? Or neither?
Use to? :? I still do. Snoop Dog is from Long Beach, CA not me. I'm originally from PA. I like you because you're an oldhead like me. :D

BTW, do you have any photos of you posing posted on VBBF? I think I read somewhere that you are 5' 10". Your physique must be huge. 8) Are you the worlds largest physically fit female vegan? I think veganessentials is the worlds largest male vegan.

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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#35 Postby xjohanx » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:20 pm

DV, it's a true shame that you do not post here more often! But I really can't blame you because I totally see why. Hopefully this is some sort of phase VBB is going through. As the forum grows no doubt people with less interest in discussing fitness will join. But if you, Zack, L&G and the others come back I'm sure we can change the direction of where VBB is going. If I would decide I would probably scratch all of the "General" subforums and of course the good ole raw forum. I try to just ignore those from now on and pray for better days.
If you ever decide thatyou want to return and post more regularly (I dislike the spelling of that word) I hope that you know that you're more than welcome. I really miss your knowledge and energy.
Congrats on your gains. 10 pounds in 12 weeks is awesome! And 8 of them pure muscle is even more awesome!!
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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#36 Postby DV » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:48 pm

Bodybag, you confused me there! I don't have any posing pictures as I'm really old-headed and am not yet comfortable with pictures of me on the internet!

Johan, thanks for the kind words. I follow you around the forums at times, even if I don't post. I've been thinking that I might get back into posting more and just ignoring the raw stuff (except for Giacomo, of course). I find that avoiding certain members also works - just like in person! I'll have to start a different training journal since I'm cutting now and have a birthday in a few weeks.
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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#37 Postby bodybag » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:06 pm

DV wrote:Bodybag, you confused me there! I don't have any posing pictures as I'm really old-headed and am not yet comfortable with pictures of me on the internet!
What confused you? :?

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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#38 Postby Vegan Joe » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:48 pm

DV wrote: Hamstrings and glutes are trailing

Hence the term "behind"

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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#39 Postby DV » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:05 pm

Bodybag, the Long Beach, CA location under your avatar confused me as I thought you were in Philly!

Joe, my behind definitely lags behind, but slightly ahead, of my hamstrings!
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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#40 Postby Vegan Joe » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:10 pm

DV wrote:Joe, my behind definitely lags behind, but slightly ahead, of my hamstrings!

I love it when you talk like that. :shock:

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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#41 Postby bodybag » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:35 pm

DV wrote:Bodybag, the Long Beach, CA location under your avatar confused me as I thought you were in Philly!
Lets try this one more time. I do live in Philly.

My avatar is a photo of rapper Snoop Dog. Snoop Dog is from Long Beach, CA.

Got it?

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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#42 Postby Vegan Joe » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:43 pm

bodybag wrote:
DV wrote:Bodybag, the Long Beach, CA location under your avatar confused me as I thought you were in Philly!
Lets try this one more time. I do live in Philly.

My avatar is a photo of rapper Snoop Dog. Snoop Dog is from Long Beach, CA.

Got it?
OK Now I'm confused, who are you really, and were are you really from? :lachmal:

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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#43 Postby DV » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:44 pm

Oh, Bodybag, I did get it! Now, of course, you have to tell me where you live in Philly, where you eat, how long you've lived there, what you are doing for work/school and where you can get good pretzels now that I've heard Federal St. pretzels has closed down!?!
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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#44 Postby bodybag » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:02 am

DV wrote:Oh, Bodybag, I did get it! Now, of course, you have to tell me where you live in Philly, where you eat, how long you've lived there, what you are doing for work/school and where you can get good pretzels now that I've heard Federal St. pretzels has closed down!?!
I'll PM you tomorrow. I don't disclose that information in public. I'm getting ready for bed.

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Re: Female, 42 and Bulking - DV's Journal Part 2

#45 Postby Vegan Joe » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:49 pm

Enquiring minds want to know?
Happy New Year DV!

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