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  1. Robert used to have 5-6 daily menus with calorie/protein breakdowns on the main site. The link used to be: http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/nutrition.html Does anyone know where this information is now? Moveon1
  2. I did a search and couldn't find where anyone had posted the trailer for a new documentary, "Forks Over Knives" to be released May 6. While the film only refers to "vegan" a couple of times the main premise is that animal-based eating is bad for health. http://www.forksoverknives.com/
  3. As far as your Dr goes, being in/out of shape and being an authority aren't related. Knowing about something and doing it are two different things. He may or may not know what he's talking about. My body, while more fit than most, certainly does not reflect everything I know about lifting. I wish it did. I've never heard about these types of problems but it makes sense. Pushing your body to it's limits usually results in some kind of injury. I'm not speaking of acute injury. I'm speaking of chronic or repetitive motion types of injuries. For instance, professional dancers have a terrible time with their feet later in life. Football players have trouble with joints. Baseball players have joint problems. These chronic injuries are probably not common among the ordinary lifter. If you are regularly dead-lifting 400-500 lbs (not the average lifter) it stands to reason that eventually you'll have some problems from doing that. If professional power lifters, for instance, have problems like this, I don't expect it's going to show up in the media a lot. Who's doing a story on a 52 year old power lifter who can't lift anymore because his body is worn out? That's not a story anyone wants to hear. To answer your question specifically, I've never heard of lifters having these problems.
  4. One (1) day of aerobic should not hurt you. If you do more it may reduce your gains. Hello to Israel!
  5. Yep, you'll catch up. Don't worry. Some folks use dumbbells for a while. Either way it'll catch up. Keep good form (that's always important). In order to keep good form your weak arm is going to drive your decisions about the amount of weight to use for a while. In 30 days you won't even remember you had the problem. I'm glad to see you have started lifting. Keep up the good work.
  6. If you are under 10% BF then you are where you need to be for abs. (remembering that determining BF is relative and the errors in any measure become greater at the extremes). It's unlikely that anyone would have the flat washboard look without flexing. When those muscles are relaxed that's what they do. Your abs hold your internal organs in place. When they are relaxed they don't do as good a job and those internal things will obey gravity and push out a little. When you see pictures, photos, or guys at the beach looking sharp and crisp in the mid-section, it's because they are flexing. My suggestion: Practice keeping a little tone in your mid-section all the time. Not a hard flex, just a little tension. It'll help your posture and after a few days you won't even notice you are doing it.
  7. Oatmeal or Quinoa, fruit and whole wheat toast. I eat about 6:30 and that'll keep me until about 10:30 or 11:00 if I can't get anything in before then. Concentration is a big problem for me generally. A solid breakfast helps A LOT.
  8. A lot of the physique of a swimmer is genetic. Getting the abs? That's done in the kitchen primarily--good eating, lifting and cardio. Don't forget lots of good rest/sleep. If you have the long limbs, shoulders, and narrow waist (or possibility of the narrow waist) then you can get the build. Give us a little more background. It sounds like you haven't been or have only done some lifting? What are you doing now?
  9. Alma, welcome to the board. My wife and I have been moving toward meatless for about a month now. I enjoy eating this way. I feel better. When I am full from a meal, I still feel good. None of that sense of "gosh, I've got to go lay down." It does take some planning and change of habits. The initial work is worth it. The recipe section on the board here is a good place to start.
  10. I travel one or two weeks/month. I've been moving in the direction of vegan for a couple of weeks now (BTW, the information I found in searches on this board has been an excellent help). I'm leaving for six days next week. I'll spend eight hours flying and making connections between my home and the hotel. Then there is the eating while I'm there w/o a full kitchen. For those who travel how do you handle your food? I know there are meal replacements, bars, etc. Beyond that, what have you tried that worked? How do you accomplish your diet goals when you are away from home?
  11. I'd like to hear a clear problem statement--I'm not sure from your post what you say the problem is. The problem must be crystal clear in your mind or it will clear as mud in your listeners mind. I would go easy on using "greed" as a cause. Sure, it is part of the cause of the problem but even the most greedy among us do not believe we are greedy. So if you say "greed" is a problem, you may get nods and agreement but you have separated your audience from the cause. In most folks minds the conversation goes like this: "I'm not greedy therefore I'm not part of the problem" If people think they are not part of the problem, then they are uninvolved. Uninvolved people do not take action. (I like Fallen_Horse's idea about emotional involvement.) Your problems, causes and solutions need to link together. If greed is a cause, you'll need to address it with a solution. So what are you going to do about greedy people? There's not much to go on there for solutions. Greed is indeed a cause but I would not use it to move someone to action.
  12. It was the fat that jumped out at me. at 2200 cals or so, you need to be below 50g of fat. That's about 20% of your cals from fat @2200 cals/day. If you are going to go low carb, then go LOW carb. I'm not a fan of that diet and don't recommend it. I think it's unhealthy in the long run. It can work for you in the short term. I'm talking about getting your carbs under 75-100g/day and filling in the balance with fats.
  13. My wife and I are transitioning off meat. We are making good progress and enjoying eating new things. Today's experience was with red quinoa. Delicious. I ate it hot for breakfast. I ate 1/2 of what I made (started with 1 cup dry and 2 cups water). By the time I left for work the 1/2 that I didn't eat had swollen to almost double. I get home tonight and my wife has made a salad with the rest and what was left over after we ate dinner was more that a cup!! Does this stuff reproduce itself?? We have been laughing about it all evening. Did I not cook it long enough? Is this just what happens to the stuff? I'm not complaining. I have never seen anything like it.
  14. There is a lot of good information out there and some great (serious) work you can do with just body weight exercises. Some folks roll their eyes when you mention body weight exercises but not many of the eye rollers can do what this guy does... http://www.beastskills.com/
  15. I'm like Adena, I check my Facebook but only because it's there and I can't seem to extricate myself from it. http://www.malepatternfitness.com/ (pay no attention to the tag-line about meat--he rarely talks about food.) http://forums.johnstonefitness.com/ (great people here--sound training advice) http://www.advrider.com/ (for the motorcycle minded) And most recently this site--it's rapidly moved to the top 2-3 I visit each day.
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