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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir competes in 10 days
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:18 pm 
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Lol, he actually suggested you try to raise your HDL when your LDL is that low? When total cholesterol goes down, HDL often goes with it. So long as LDL is really low, HDL doesn't really matter. If a house isn't really dirty, you don't have to worry about doing much cleaning. In Esselstyn's practice, there has never been a cardiac episode with any patient with a serum cholesterol below 150. I'd say you have nothing to worry about.

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir just one week out
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Yeah cubby he's recommending I workout more to bring it up. Like I'm unhealthy or something.

I don't supplement with B-12 and can't believe it's so high. 695 and range is 211-946

nitrogen is high 16/20.

Glucose was 87 and range is 70-100

don't supplement with calcium either and it was 9.1/10.2

testosterone total was 6.9/8.0

it looks like my ABS lymphocytes are low 1.15 and range is 1.20-3.4

total protein is 7.0/8.3

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir competes in 10 days
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Octopussoir wrote:
Bloodwork results in:

but first let me just tell you what the doctor typed about my cholesterol-
"the HDL is borderline low at 34 and it should be a minimum of 40, higher the better. regular exercise helps to raise it.."

really I need to workout regularly... WTF


Haha.. yeah man you should probably start working out or something.. Quit slacking off :P

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir competes in 10 days
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Octopussoir wrote:
Bloodwork results in:

but first let me just tell you what the doctor typed about my cholesterol-
"the HDL is borderline low at 34 and it should be a minimum of 40, higher the better. regular exercise helps to raise it.."

really I need to workout regularly... WTF


Haha.. yeah man you should probably start working out or something.. Quit slacking off :P


Yeah, start some four-a-days, you sissy.

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir just one week out
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One week out! Have a great show man!

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir just one week out
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Actually I'm 5 days out now!

Ran a 5k Saturday when I was just a week out. Crazy I know, but I said hell with it. I love to feel fit and not just bodybuild!

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir just one week out
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Nice work man! How did the 5K go?

Any pics within this final week? Would love so see them....know you will do awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir competes in 10 days
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Octopussoir wrote:
Bloodwork results in:

but first let me just tell you what the doctor typed about my cholesterol-
"the HDL is borderline low at 34 and it should be a minimum of 40, higher the better. regular exercise helps to raise it.."

really I need to workout regularly... WTF

anyway on with the numbers:
vitamin D is 89.5, range is 30 or higher
b-12 is 695 and range is 211-946
calcium is 9.1, range is 8.6-10.2
triglycerides are 60,
cholesterol is 88
hdl/LDL is 34/42

so everything checked out normal but my HdL and white blood cells which are borderline low. Hmmm


Dude your totalt cholesterol is really really low! I mean seriously, all the dudes and dudettes on the various low-fat vegan diets strive to go below 150. I'm not sure if having that low cholesterol is the best regarding hormone levels but I wouldn't worry much about low HDL when your LDL is as low as it is. Your ratio is superb. Triglyceride levels are damn good too.

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir competes in 10 days
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Dude your totalt cholesterol is really really low! I mean seriously, all the dudes and dudettes on the various low-fat vegan diets strive to go below 150. I'm not sure if having that low cholesterol is the best regarding hormone levels but I wouldn't worry much about low HDL when your LDL is as low as it is. Your ratio is superb. Triglyceride levels are damn good too.


Like I say on here I practice what I preach. I don't come on here and say I eat/drink all these green healthy foods and then turn around IRL and eat fast foods and burritos all the time.

So what should I do? Eat more crap foods? I plan on eating more foods after Saturday to bring weight and size up so any input will be appreciated bro(ha ha).

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir just one week out
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How have your reacted to carbing up in the past? Sometimes I start on Wed, other times Thurs, and other times not til Fri the night before.

Load up on foods that will fill up the muscles....potatoes, yams, almond butter, bread, pancakes, pasta, etc. Though junk foods, I find them to be good pre-contest carb-up foods.

What's your plan the next few days?

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir only 4 days away from the stage
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:50 pm 
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RC- I've been eating damn clean since Dec. 1st so I don't plan on carbing up with junk. I've had some slips these past 4 weeks or so, but I have it on lock now. As for a plan... I don't have one. My only goal is to get through the week and start real eating again. I think everyone is tired of me being so pissy. I'm a little excited. Every night I'm up late thinking of what I'll do for the night routine. Nothing flashy just going to get up there and show em what I got.

I do have a new pic up on facebook. It was after I finished protanning and muscles are a bit cold but i was happy with what I saw so I put it up.

Maybe I can get back up to 200lbs by next year. I doubt it, but just maybe...

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir only 4 days away from the stage
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Cool man. I was just suggesting some of those foods really fill up the muscles.....breads, rice cakes, potatoes, etc. seem to do the trick well for many people.

Let me know what you eat in the final days.

I'm curious.

I'm on the sidelines this year, not competing. I took time off to write and got too small so I have to build up before getting on stage again.

I know the pissing feeling.....remember last year? :)

Have a great one! Stay SWOL!

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir only 4 days away from the stage
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I'm on the sidelines this year, not competing. I took time off to write and got too small so I have to build up before getting on stage again.
RC

What do you contribute the loss to? I was under the impression that your muscle mass wouldn't drastically decrease as long as you're at least doing w/o to maintain (i.e. 1x or 2x/week for maintenance) :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir only 4 days away from the stage
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I took a long break to write 15 hours a day and didn't train at all for a while...writing meant too much to me so I put all my focus on that.

But getting back into it. I dropped 20 pounds or so.

Jimi........looking SWOL in FB pics!!!! Nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir only 4 days away from the stage
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Good luck this weekend! Remember that you are out there for you and no one else. And when you win the darn show make sure EVERYONE knows you did it VEGAN. I can't wait for results. Pose hard!


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