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by Zack
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Ryan's "Hope to compete again in 2014" log
Replies: 1333
Views: 356842

Re: Ryan's "Coming back strong" Log

VeganEssentials wrote:2x3 @ 415


When I stop cutting, It's on! :P

Also, should I start belting up on heavy deadlift sets? I really really hate belts.
by Zack
Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I disgusting?
Replies: 42
Views: 11600

Re: Am I disgusting?

2097 wrote:


Looks like his lower chest is bigger than his upper to me. :P
by Zack
Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Whos' Raw? and who wants to tell me about it?
Replies: 89
Views: 13422

Re: Whos' Raw? and who wants to tell me about it?

It's hard to eat a large enough amount of raw calories. Either most of your calories are coming from fat, or fructose, and both are unhealthy in excess. Not to mention the protein quality is not nearly as good.
by Zack
Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Is eating every 3 hours necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 1889

Re: Is eating every 3 hours necessary?

The reason many people eat every three hours or so is to speed up metabolism and also make sure they can eat enough food. Just think about it in practical terms, for the people who eat 4000-5000 calories a day to gain or maintain weight. It's considerably more difficult to eat three 1500 calorie me...
by Zack
Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Some questions for everyone! (WARNING LONG)
Replies: 4
Views: 2157

Re: Some questions for everyone! (WARNING LONG)

Your diet seems pretty solid. Stick to your set routine for a while, and log your workouts. Make sure you are progressing each workout, whether it's 1 rep or 5 pounds or whatever. If you are not progressing, something is not on point (diet,routine,sleep, etc) with strength comes size.
by Zack
Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I disgusting?
Replies: 42
Views: 11600

Re: Am I disgusting?

2097 wrote:Start doing decline push-ups(upper chest, lats) and chest dips(lower chest) once a week. Avoid doing regular push-ups; they are a waste of time that imbalance the chest muscles.


There is no "upper" nor "lower" chest. Regular pushups are just fine.
by Zack
Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Revelation! Raw eating! Wonderful book!
Replies: 34
Views: 4339

Re: Revelation! Raw eating! Wonderful book!

Vega is not raw because of the pea protein, and maybe a few other ingredients. Even if it was raw, it's still a dried powdered product. "Raw" protein powders are sort of a joke imo.
by Zack
Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Whos' Raw? and who wants to tell me about it?
Replies: 89
Views: 13422

Re: Whos' Raw? and who wants to tell me about it?

I've read some about raw and think it sounds like an amazing lifestyle. It's not. Is this lifestyle conducive to the bikini "look" I'm trying to achieve? Absolutely not. You need to be putting on lean mass right now, you are too slim for bikini as is. You will be hard pressed to grow off ...
by Zack
Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: For the deadlift lovers out there
Replies: 8
Views: 3154

Re: For the deadlift lovers out there

Looks like he had room for more.
by Zack
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Ryan's "Hope to compete again in 2014" log
Replies: 1333
Views: 356842

Re: Ryan's "Coming back strong" Log

Solid squats, really powerful. How far above parallel is 16" to you? I look forward to when I stop undereating and can focus on strength again.
by Zack
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Vegan Joe's Progression
Replies: 838
Views: 102707

Re: Vegan Joe's Progression

Good progress on the weight loss Joe. Keep up the good work. :)
by Zack
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Re-gaining control. It's on like Donkey Kong
Replies: 366
Views: 101342

Re: Time to get bigger..It's on like Donkey Kong!

Also, I'm not looking to loose weight, my main focus is on gaining muscle right now. will eating below my maintenance calories even allow for this? Nope, can't gain anything on a deficit. since it reads around say 2000 calories for maintenance should I be shooting for around that or 2100-2200? If y...
by Zack
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indoor suntan lotion
Replies: 6
Views: 4303

Re: Indoor suntan lotion

chrisjs wrote:Why would you? Sunscreen blocks UV, tanning beds produce UV--and with a UVA/UVB balance targeted for tanning. Just go in less time.


He's talking about tanning oil, not sunblock.

I second the coconut oil.
by Zack
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: What is the best fruit to eat before a workout?
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Re: What is the best fruit to eat before a workout?

I think it's better to eat a non-fruit carb source before training. maybe you're right. I sometimes blend overcooked brown rice and just one or two bananas before workout, and I noticed it gives me more constant steady energy - it's because rice is complex sugar and it releases itself slowly in blo...
by Zack
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Re-gaining control. It's on like Donkey Kong
Replies: 366
Views: 101342

Re: Time to get bigger..It's on like Donkey Kong!

I looked into my BMR needs (w/ an online calculator), apparently 2400 or so. So maybe 1749 is a bit low- I'm going to add in a butt ton of Veggies and see if this brings up my calorie numbers and not change the carbs and protein too much (plus with all that protein such veggies are not a bad idea.)...

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