Hello from San Diego

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OliveBlood
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Hello from San Diego

#1 Postby OliveBlood » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:49 pm

I am currently recuperating from an injury I got while hiking and I decided to go on a spree of forum browsing.

I am not a vegan, however I do sympathize with the majority of vegetarian food theory and generally eat accordingly (aside from chicken/fish/fish oil).

I am already pretty advanced in strength training. Here are some of my pre-sprain stats:
height: 5'10"
weight: 220 lbs
body fat: ~15%
overhead press: bodyweight
deadlift: car
barbell curl: 155x5

These days I'm actually focusing less on weights and more on cardio and flexibility, as I feel I've gotten unbalanced as the years. I'm really joining this forum more to trade nutritional info and to learn about different healthy lifestyles.

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Re: Hello from San Diego

#2 Postby Baby Hercules » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:13 pm

Hiya, Oliveblood, welcome from a fellow hiker. Where were you hiking? What's your favorite spot?

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Re: Hello from San Diego

#3 Postby C.O. » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:07 pm

Hi, another welcome from the group. Impressive stats. Don't worry there are a lot of non-vegans on here. Its good to hear you are like-minded though. Get a journal going and check out other peoples to see their workouts and what they are eating. And ask questions, this is a great place to soak up other people's knowledge.

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Re: Hello from San Diego

#4 Postby OliveBlood » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:23 am

It was Iron Mountain last Friday. I sprained my ankle really bad about 20 feet from the summit. I'm not even kidding, I was still right freakin' there. My girlfriend helped me gimp all the way back down the mountain. It's Wednesday and I'm just now barely taking my first wobbly steps on it.

I'm not even attempting to maintain my size or strength, I'm pretty much just sitting here not eating anything - why should I take in more calories when I still have body fat remaining? Screw it, I'll wait until my foot grows back.

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Re: Hello from San Diego

#5 Postby C.O. » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:22 am

How has your injury been healing? Back to eating and working out again or still hurt, not eating and not able to train?
Hope things are going better for you.

-Dylan

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Re: Hello from San Diego

#6 Postby robert » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:02 pm

Welcome to the forum!

Hope your ankle is getting better. Hiking is an awesome thing to do outdoors and stay in shape while being in nature. I enjoy it well, especially out west where I have done most of my hiking (Mt. Hood, South Sister, Topanga Canyon, etc.)

Have fun on the forum. Welcome to the team!

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Re: Hello from San Diego

#7 Postby OliveBlood » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:04 am

C.O. wrote:How has your injury been healing? Back to eating and working out again or still hurt, not eating and not able to train?
Hope things are going better for you.

-Dylan


Things are going much better for me. I'm going to take your advice and start a journal in another subforum in case you're wondering.

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Re: Hello from San Diego

#8 Postby divamom » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:55 pm

I am a San Diegan!! Love Iron Mountain...good ol Ramona...did you do the 6 or the 9 mile loop?

Do you ever do Cowles?

Glad you had your girl with...there's some steep downs on the trail.

Feel better , and happy trails!


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