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  1. I notice for me its DOMS is the worst if I'm coming back to the gym after a week vacation or in the past where I hadn't been in weeks. I would get so sore it was hard to get out of bed in the morning. Now that I work out frequently its no where near as bad. I've also found Green Tea and lots of water make recovery much faster. Yogi even makes a Muscle Recovery Green Tea that's not half bad either.
  2. I'm still kind of new to all this but when I first started I would get up early and do cardio before work and then after work return to the gym to lift weights. Gradually (mainly because my wife complains if I get up before 6am) I tried doing both after work and found that after a 30 minute cardio session I couldn't lift weight to save my life. I've just now started to alternate days and it seems like I can already tell a big difference in my weight training regiments.
  3. Thanks everyone.. I always love a good blog, good music too. It reminded me that I really needed to update my own blog which anyone is welcome to visit here: www.robertandtara.com
  4. Hello everyone, my name is Robert. I am a 28 year old cancer surivior (1 yr) of Stage IIa Hodgkin's Lymphoma. My wife and I both became strict vegans in Feb. 09. I am 6ft tall and since Feb. I went from a size 40 waist at 242lbs to a size 34 @ 205lbs but I know I can do better. I attempted to hit the gym hard once this year in late spring only to have a long term side effect of chemo knock me down. Horrible lower back pain in my L5/S1 lower lumbar. I have taken it easy since doing light exercise once or twice a week doing activities with friends. Until recently my back pain has finally resided and I know now that I need to concentrate on making a plan to work out and build my body up slowly since I lost a good chunk of muscle mass during my treatment. I want to be the healthiest cancer survivor ever and I have lots of questions. I have other "meat head" friends that don't believe my vegan diet is good for me and say I need meat for protien if I'm going to work out and body build again but I know that's not true. Currently I only take MSM and Sunrider products NuPlus, Quinary, and Alpha 20C to suppliment my diet. I know this time I need to take it slow to build myself up to avoid another joint or back injury but I can't wait to get back into the gym. If there is anyone out there who has had to endure a similar experience I would appreciate all the advice I can get. I start next week. Wish me luck. - RK
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