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  1. You just have to starve even more. Then your metabolic damage will take even longer to repair. Seriously though not until you give the body sufficient training, calories, early nights, hydration etc does it start to 'heal' the metabolic damage that crash diet and training does. My gf dropped 20kg FEASTING, sleeping and training LESS than she used to. Only happens when we nuture our body. Yeah you can lose weight doing crash dieting and training but 1000% of the time it will come back on and then some. Just have a look around at the local gym or running races.
  2. I use XTR 980 clipless pedals on all my xc and road bikes. They are cheap off wiggle.co.uk Look into getting some b12 shots. Do your homework. Read a book called 'could it be b12?' by Sally Pacholok. She talks about how accidents can deplete b12 stores. Ive given out over 100 b12 shots and most of those to my meat eating cycling and running friends. You want to get big strong legs from cycling? LOL! Doesnt happen mate. I was riding with Andy Schlek in Jan and he has a twig body. He said 'Ive actually got to lose a lot of weight before the TDF...'. Cycling + high carb low fat makes you lean as.
  3. Doesnt matter mate. You gotta remember that if you flick thru a mainstream bodybuilding mag and look at the adverts for whey, egg, beef protein etc, 1000% of those guys are juiced up promoting whatever product gets the biggest endorsement for them. Doesnt make em bad people. Its just like cycling. People say 'do you think the 2013 Trek is worth upgrading from the 2009...' LOL! The reality is that Lance Armstrong won a mountain stage riding a cracked frame back in 2003 at a wattage that has not been matched since. As long as you are lifting heavy, sleeping enough, drinking enough and eating over 4000cals a day, you will get bigger and stronger. If you do it CONSISTENTLY for a decade, you will have impressive results.
  4. Post some photos of you first thing in the morning with good lighting and good flexing posture. Then we will objectively be able to critique fairly. I don't know what your eating but if you want to eat junk and be mega cut, you need to starve or ride 1000miles a week. Im approx as lean on my banana vegan diet doing 100miles a week as literally 1100miles a week. The only difference is the tan lines lol! Increase your carbs, cut back your salt intake to less than 1000mg a day. Yeah you can just stop eating and drinking all together like bodybuilders do the week before a show but do you want realistic results or 24hr results then back to normal the next day/week? Maybe you are lean enough and just comparing to people that are posing right, dehydrated and photoshopped or guzzling lasix and not actually that lean all year long. Even Lance admitted he could only hold his 'mega cut' race weight for 4 weeks out of 52. Be objective where you are. Be realistic of where you can go and how long its actually sustainable for. Its like the 15 year old kid that saw a photo of someone doing the human flag and felt bad cos when they practiced all year, they could only hold it for 10 seconds vs a whole week like they thought was possible.
  5. Don't expect best digestion when still consuming alcohol/carbonated beverages. Just cos the 16 year old speed in the lambo and got away with it, doesnt mean they always will in the future. Bad habits catch up to everyone at some point.
  6. Remember that fish is FULL of mercury in 2013. The ocean is the most polluted in history and fish are literally mercury sponges swimming around.
  7. rice and bananas are the cheapest and most high performance foods on the planet. Base your diet around both or either and you can't go wrong. Bananas have been my staple caloric intake since 2002. I eat thousands of other plant foods but bananas are my 'go to fuel' source.
  8. How to get faster? Run with better runners. Track your times over the same course in the same conditions. Invest in a garmin and upload to strava. My 10k gps measured time on similar flat course went from 40:31 to 34:19 in 4 years of consistently running at least 10miles a week. Same bodyweight btw.
  9. Vegan Couple in their 60's. A marathon EVERY day for1 year around Australia. They are also doing it on 100% raw vegan food with fruit being their staple AND they are doing it in Vibram 5 fingers! They started 1st of Jan 2013. I thought they would last a week. They have lasted almost 6 months longer than I expected and are still going! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Running-Raw-around-Australia-2013/151899708156709
  10. Hotpot, if you want to look like Hugo, get on the gear and sell your bike. Do you think he is natty? LOL! Hey nothing wrong with using gear if people want to do that but don't be naive and think he got that size just doing 'special lifting roudeens'. If you don't want to look like a cyclist then STOP CYCLING. Cycling will lean you the F out. Just look at any pro cyclist. Cycling is a weight LOSS sport, not a weight GAIN sport. Stick with heavy weights if you want to get big and strong.
  11. Lifting is counter productive to cardio gainz. Cardio gainz are counter productive to lifting gainz. Why don't you see Kenyans in the gym? Why don't you see male fitness models running regular races? Pick a sport you want to dominate in. Otherwise you are diluting your efforts and might be disappointed at your gainz in either. The reason I can run so fast and ride so fast is that Im weak in the gym. The reason Im weak in the gym is cos I can run and ride so fast. Focus on what you want. Can't have both. Ive never met an impressive runner or cyclist that had an impressive physique. Ive never met someone with an impressive physique that was impressive at running or cycling. Females excepted.
  12. EASY to get 'juice' in lock up man. Ive been locked up before. You got the coin, you get anything you want.
  13. People forget the basic fundamentals. They forget about CONSISTENT early nights. They forget about CONSISTENT hydration. They forget about CONSISTENT carb intake with 10g of carbs per kg per day a baseline minimum IMHO. Ive seen a lot of people both vegan and non vegan do amazing after adding in some consistent b12 injections too. Its the simple things that undo us and that often get the overlook.
  14. I had issues with grains and found potatoes a next best option but fruit ultimately the best. Here is a recipe we use as our staple. Count your cals so your getting ENOUGH! Its easy to undereat on carbs whatever our source and then not being our best when life demands it. Eating 10g of carbs per kg, per day is a great start.
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