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  1. Hey Charlie I think bumping up your protein intake is definitely a huge must. Remember that you can still have lots of protein in your diet and still be vegitarian, it's just not going to be natural protein obviously. You're just going to have to be drinking protein drinks with non-milk based protein drinks (I'm guessing you don't drink milk either). Or just mix protein with water or whatever. Also make sure you are not getting into a "routine" at the gym. Too many people go in the gym and do the same thing every time. Make sure to really switch it up to shock your muscles. Do crazy exercises sometimes. Do crazy amounts of reps sometimes. Shock your muscles by changing it up...and of course up the protein!
  2. Well really what this contains is fiber. So basically what you are saying is that fiber could help prevent muscle weakening? Sounds legitimate but is there any more evidence around it? We know that fiber is definitely good for a healthy body, this would definitely be another good quality of it!
  3. Personally I do 90 degrees and just keep my back as firm as possible, and I also keep the bar as close to my body as possible like mentioned above in the 45 degree recommendation post. I guess like they said it's all what you feel more comfortable with and what you feel working your muscles better. I think that some people will see better results with 45 and some with 90, as different people have different shapes and do exercises differently, so you need to find your own range.
  4. I agree with Gulliver that light weight training is a great place to start, along with pull-ups and push-ups. If you can't do pull-ups then do the assisted pull-ups with the machine. Since you are wanting to focus on your elbow area you are going to be wanting to do some good arm exercises, biceps, triceps and forearms included so you can get a whole rounded look with them. The good thing is when you first start is when you see the largest results, so you can possibly fix this problem within a couple months. Best of luck.
  5. It's funny this topic came up because I'm sitting here not knowing if I should go to the gym or not. I got about an hour or sleep last night and feel a little nauseous from it (part of that being I drank for the first time in like a year for st pattys day) - and when I imagine working out right now I don't see myself getting much done... But usually I try to work through it, today I don't think I'm going to be able to. I think you just have to use your own judgement bc only you know how you feel.
  6. Wow that girl probably spots more than me, and she's using good form, lol. But thank you for the information I will have to try these little exercises out sometime.
  7. I try to do a mix of everything, but mostly I'll just do ab exercises. Some examples are crunches, situps, bicycle kicks, leg raises, planks, etc. Every once in a while i'll do the ab machines, but I try to do high reps with them so that it really burns the abs.
  8. IRV, I do something along the same lines as you do. I'll do something low weight high rep that BURNS. For example for curls I will do the 45 pound bar 50 times, without putting it down at all and no more than 5 second breaks (of holding it). Or I will do like 500 curls while walking on the treadmill (250 on each arm) with 8 pound weights - this is a burner here. Or chest I will do the 45 pound bar 75 times without a rest. I just do stuff like that to finish off, something that burns like crazy.
  9. I agree six miles a week is nothing. Why not try doing like 2 miles a day - this would be even better. Do you think the more you walk the less chance you USB of brain shrinkage?
  10. With her job having her walk door to door it sounds like she is getting a good Amount of cardiomat her job. Hav her get in the gym 3-4 days a week and do some high rep low weight lifting- this will really help.
  11. Luckily for me I never drink - i don't even like it. I use to all the time but I guess I kind of grew out of it. It's horrible for your body and will definitely effect muscle growth.
  12. Luckily there is no one in my immediate family like this. I have to believe that if people in your family are like this then you are much likely more to follow suit and be obese like them. I'm glad I have a healthy family.
  13. Someone might key your car or something but I doubt you'll get shot over this. I got to put it up.
  14. Unthinkable your fruit and veggie diet would be good with protein powders added. Why do you want to leave out the protein powder?
  15. I think you can start training body parts more than once a week when you are no longer soar for more than a couple days. As long ad you are not soar you are good to go - at least in my experience. Birding do any large body part more than twice a week - that's overdoingit. Of course things like abs can be done almostevery day.
  16. 5 hours of sleep is plenty - don't worry about that. Well let menrephrase that - if you usually sleep like 7-8 hours and you got 5 one night - don't worry a bit about it. It's not a big deal, it's not even a little deal. Even if you got 5 hours of sleep everynight you'd be fine. Butif you arefeeling sluggish turn up the head phones and eat a powerbar or snickers bar before working out (snickers only if you are not on a strict diet and don't need to cut any weight).
  17. Your card isn't going to effect your strength unless you are overdoing it so please don't worry about that. Put aside at least 3.5 hours a week for cardio and make sure that you do high rep ab exercises and you will start to see your waste shrink.
  18. Not sure but you may want to make sure that you wear wrist wraps sothat you do not injure your wrists when working out. Because you have "weak" or "little" wrists and you said youhavr large hands - this disproportionate mixcould definitely cause wrist problems , so just be careful with that and good luck.
  19. Haha the dreaded moobs. I have the same issue and it can be very frustrating. I think the only thing we can do is keep working them with weights, card and proper diet. Someone mentioned dips for the best which is something I never do - so I think I am going to start tryng that exercise.
  20. I think that dumbbells work a lot better because of the range of motion and because there is more balance needed to work the dumbbells - so it works more of your muscles more efficiently. I always use dumbbells opposed to anything else because they provide such a great rangeof motion.
  21. I agree with Dallas that you can do the low calorie diet as long as it is high in protein - this is an essential diet for a bodybuilder that is looking to do a low calorie diet. Best of luck with it, and if you find yourself lacking in energy just bump up the calories little by little until you are feeling energized enough to get through and until you feel "right".
  22. I am doing p90x and I could not keep up with it at first. What I did was just do a lot less than what they were doing. I would take breaks for the same period of time, but if I couldn't keep up I would just do less than what they were doing. If I took longer breaks like they recommended it would have taken me 2-3 hours to get through a workout and I just don't have that type of time on my hands. So my recommendation is to just do less than what they do if you can't keep up, and you will work your way on up.
  23. I'll actually use my wrestling shoes for any type of workout. They are really light and sticky and I feel like I get a better workout in them for some reason, I feel like I can move like lightning fast compared to normal shoes. If you have any wrestling shoes in the closet try them out with your next workout, guarantee you'll love them!
  24. Man that is a tough break and I'm sorry to hear about it. I know myself that lymes disease is hard enough as it is, then to go and add something like a back injury to the mix will always just add to your pain. It's always something it seems, doesn't it? Anyways, I am no doctor, but back injuries can be really tricky and you have to be really careful with them. I don't want to tell you exactly how long it will be until your back is better or until you can start lifting or working out like you did before your injury to your back, because each back injury is different. It could be weeks, could be months, and even years or your back may never fully heal depending on you and the extent of the injury. I just wish you the best of luck and I would advise that you see a specialist before you do anything to heavy or too extreme. Back injuries are nothing to mess with.
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