2007 to 2010.

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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#16 Postby Cellar Yeti » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:16 pm

My sister is out of town today so I figured I'd take some photos in natural lighting. Her being away is easier than explaining why I am taking half naked photos of myself in the living/dining room. "IT'S FOR VEGAN BODY BUILDING SIS, GEEZE" :lachmal: I am stuck in permanent Bruce Lee mode. I'm eating something in the neighborhood of 3,000 calories and my weight isn't really changing but my strength is through the roof. I guess I'm not so much of a bodybuilder I am a strength builder. Haha.

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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#17 Postby Richard » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:48 am

Awesome stuff man, legs bulging out all over the place
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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#18 Postby Cellar Yeti » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:28 pm

Thanks man. I put up 230 for my deadlift at the gym yesterday x5. I've been doing static holds with a loaded bar that equals my deadlift + 15lbs plus some forearm isolation, it's working well, it helped me move ahead of my old number. It always surprises guys at the gym how much I put up considering my stature. I am extremely proud of how far I have come and take pride in my strength vs. size. Body Building is not for me and instead I prefer strength.

It's interesting. I am very small at 5'5.5 and 133lbs with a pretty damn petite bone structure. I am a very logical man and I know genetics play a huge part in muscle growth. And I honestly think I only have about 140lbs of size at my current 8% or 9% body fat before I slam into my genetic ceiling. But look at how strong I am at 133lbs 8% body fat, 250lb+ Deadlift, 275lb Squat, 175lb Bench Press. That astounds me considering my history and where I came from and I honestly feel I am slowly but surely pushing past the point where 133lbs of mass is no longer sufficient to support more strength so my body is accruing mass at a very slow interval. I've been weighing myself every month since starting 5x5 and have since seen a steady increase in strength plus very small increases in mass each month, less than a lb but none the less, mass, around 129-133lbs give or take, lost my six pack so some fat is being accrued which means I have just a bit excess calories, which means 2,400 is my sweet spot (Tried 3,000, felt extremely bad).

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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#19 Postby robert » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:19 pm

Nice deadlift. Keep up the great work!

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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#20 Postby Cellar Yeti » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:51 am

I live in a van now so I can travel the United States for cheap, I literally own nothing besides my van and what is in it, I sold everything save for a small tucker tote of photos I store at my sisters house in San Diego. I am still Vegan to the core, but I have no gym, so I use 20lbs worth of chains and locks, and my suspension straps to workout, as well as any structure I can work out off of. What working out with my body weight plus a little extra has taught me is that I can challenge myself without a gym, the simplicity it has brought to my life encourages me to continue with my minimalist mentality.

I don't really count calories, I eat when I am hungry and stop when I am satisfied. Typical fare includes two or three peanut butter and fruit spread (not that sugary jelly crap) sandwiches, 2 or 3 servings of fruit, 2 servings of veggies, a serving of nuts, a few glasses of soymilk, a bowl of sprouted beans or legumes with a bit of olive oil or avocado, or a can of soup or beans of some sort, and a bowl of cereal or a bowl or two of oats. I like dark chocolate or cacoa nibs for snacks. I also drink a cup or two of coffee and half a 64oz jar of tea a day, plus a lot of water.

I think calories are abstract and are a flimsy measurement, but it works out to 2000-2500 a day. I don't have to force all this food down, it seems to be what my body prefers.

My gear, I'll be investing in a 40lb weight vest that accept standard plates and 25lbs of plates to start, plus a dumbbell or kettle bell handle. I am also going to buy a hydration lumbar pack for when I jog or sprint. Maybe next month, because I had to buy new shocks for my van.
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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#21 Postby Turion » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:37 am

Cellar Yeti wrote:
Dallas wrote:I have to ask - what's on your stomach?


Ileostomy. Got no colon so I poop out my side.


I'm sorry I have to ask but did you get colonsectomy after being vegan? You seem quite young and I read colon cancer is rare before age ~50, but certain studies indicate a higher rate of colon cancer among vegans... Being 27 years old, vegan for 3 years, this scares me a bit.

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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#22 Postby applehead » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:47 pm

Turion wrote:
I'm sorry I have to ask but did you get colonsectomy after being vegan? You seem quite young and I read colon cancer is rare before age ~50, but certain studies indicate a higher rate of colon cancer among vegans... Being 27 years old, vegan for 3 years, this scares me a bit.


that makes no sense whatsoever...
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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#23 Postby vegimator » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:32 pm

It happened before and applehead's right, the vast weight of the evidence says that cutting out meat reduces colon cancer.

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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#24 Postby Cellar Yeti » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:41 pm

Turion wrote:
Cellar Yeti wrote:
Dallas wrote:I have to ask - what's on your stomach?


Ileostomy. Got no colon so I poop out my side.


I'm sorry I have to ask but did you get colonsectomy after being vegan? You seem quite young and I read colon cancer is rare before age ~50, but certain studies indicate a higher rate of colon cancer among vegans... Being 27 years old, vegan for 3 years, this scares me a bit.


There are multiple reasons one might get a total colectomy (that's the word you're looking for).

I had my Colon removed because they thought I had Ulcerative Colitis, and that is the only way to cure it, turns out I had Crohn's, not Ulcerative Colitis.

Everything causes Cancer these days. Fear mongering is a bitch, huh?

Anyway, I suppose this might be a good time to update. I've moved out of my van and I am going back to school for my high school diploma, then onto college for nutrition and/or physical training.

I'm ashamed to admit I have never been totally dedicated to weightlifting in 4 years. I've never eaten over 2,500 kcal for more than a month or two, and never gone to the gym consistently without skipping days for more than a few months.

I'm currently eating 3,000-3,500 kcal, lifting 5x a week, and I've started supplementing creatine as well as soy protein. My body fat has just about stayed the same and I have gained 3lbs in 2 weeks.

I always blamed my lack of size on genetics. It was always just my piss poor dedication. It was time to make some changes.
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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#25 Postby Cellar Yeti » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:52 am

Done making excuses. Been making serious progress. I might be stalling and need more calories. Goal weight is 175lbs in 6-8 months or so. Notable lifts.

Current weight is 140lbs, consuming 3000-3500 kcal daily.

Deadlift: 275lbs3x8
Squats: 250lbs 3x8
Hack Squats: 300lbs 3x8
Bench Press: 175lbs 3x8
Seated Military Press no Support: 125lbs 3x8
Bent Over Barbell Row: 145lbs 3x8
Dips: +45lbs 3x8
Pullups: +35lbs 3x8
Chinups: +50lbs 3x8

As always, yes I shit out my side.

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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#26 Postby Bonn1997 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:39 pm

Cellar Yeti wrote:Done making excuses. Been making serious progress. I might be stalling and need more calories. Goal weight is 175lbs in 6-8 months or so. Notable lifts.

Current weight is 140lbs, consuming 3000-3500 kcal daily.

Deadlift: 275lbs3x8
Squats: 250lbs 3x8
Hack Squats: 300lbs 3x8
Bench Press: 175lbs 3x8
Seated Military Press no Support: 125lbs 3x8
Bent Over Barbell Row: 145lbs 3x8
Dips: +45lbs 3x8
Pullups: +35lbs 3x8
Chinups: +50lbs 3x8

As always, yes I shit out my side.

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You've done great work but you want to gain 35 lbs in 6 months??? That sounds like a recipe for obesity unless you have great genetics.

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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#27 Postby Cellar Yeti » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:10 am

Gaining almost exactly 1.25lbs a week now. I was 138 in those pictures, I'm 143 now. Body fat is still 10 or 11%

Should be another 6-7 months before I hit 175.

I stopped doing daily cardio, and I'm eating 3,500-4,000 calories a day.
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#28 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:01 pm

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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#29 Postby Cellar Yeti » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:52 pm

Thank you, I am really excited about my progress.
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Re: 2007 to 2010.

#30 Postby vege » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:21 pm

hey, nice progress there! Quads are big!


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