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Iron Clad Ben

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  1. Bonebreaker crew was back in action this Sunday with Bart, myself, Astrum and of course Mike. I broke 300 on deadlifts!! yeah buddy!
  2. Well Bart has left town, and I will be gone by Thursday. Last weekend session at Bonebreaker for a while. Did chest and legpress. Didn't think my workout was that solid but woke up with SERIOUS DOMS today. Wh0000aaahhH!! Let's start rocking this place again come September guys!
  3. I don't see why not, but you'll have to try for yourself. I would keep track of your macros to make sure you are eating truly 811. With starches like potatoes, rice etc. it can be tempting to drown them in sauces that are high fat and salt and you can end up eating much more fat than you think you are.
  4. Bananas and romaine lettuce smoothie. Pineapple and red pepper diced up together.
  5. Beans are very hard to digest and can cause problems for people with sensitive digestions like you and I. You should check out the 80/10/10 diet (fruit as the primary staple along with lots of leafy green vegetables). It may help your problems.
  6. You don't think you're getting enough protein? How much protein are you eating vs. how much do you think is enough? I've run several half-marathons as a vegan and haven't had a problem. Here is a great guide for training for a half as a vegan/vegetarian: http://www.nomeatathlete.com/half-marathon-roadmap/ Here is a recommendation for a nutritionist in Austin who might be able to help: http://discoveroptimalhealth.com/
  7. Bart will be back in Maine for a couple weeks later this month
  8. I was about 18% BF before starting 80/10/10. I was pretty lean looking, in decent shape but my muscles lacked definition. On 811 all my definition just came out. Of course that was a tertiary benefit in relation to boost in mood, energy and just general vitality, happiness and well being. You don't have to do 811 100% to see the benefits. Just start incorporating more fruits and vegetables in your diet by eating fruit for breakfast and having fruit-meals for lunch more often. You'll love the way it'll make you feel. BTW are you male or female? I think 10% is good for men, but really on the low end of healthy for women.
  9. Yeah I did that Austin tofu dog contest in 2007. Got sooooo sick. Found out years later I was allergic to soy and wheat. But yes come down for it, VBB folks are welcome to crash at my place. We can have a training session at Bonebreaker as well!
  10. I spent pretty much the whole weekend down at Mike's place. Saturday: Deadlifts: 135 x 10, 185 x 8, 205 x 7, 225 x 7, 245 x 5, 255 x 3, 275 x 2, 295 x 1 (PR, on video). Then, Neck work! Then, massage from Gina. Sunday: Bench, incline bench, chest flies, pushups, bicep curls. 150lb TV wall dismount and move. Post workout noms: 1 gallon of green smoothie: 25 bananas + 2 heads of lettuce. Yeah buddy!
  11. Ahhh, so complicated!! How about just throwing refrigerated / frozen fruit in a blender with some water or almond milk? Cool smoothies FTW!
  12. I was addicted to seasons 1-3. I'm scared to go back and watch season 4 for worry of just ignoring everything else in life until I finish it.
  13. Gotta ease into the running or you will get hurt man! Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should. Start smaller and work your way up. When are you planning to get back to Austin? I'll be up in Boston / New York last couple weeks of August.
  14. This will probably be a controversial response but here's my 2 cents. I don't compete in bodybuilding and I don't do "cutting". I eat 2x my BMR and I'm 8-9% BF. I eat 80/10/10 which is very low fat. I'm not 100% raw anymore, more like 90%. But I find that keeping fruit as my staple, eating lots of leafy greens and keeping the rest of my diet whole-food, high carb, low fat keeps me LEAN. I *never* calorie restrict, EVER. I eat as much as I want, as much as I can. I think if you are eating a whole-foods, low fat vegan diet you should have no trouble getting below 10% BF.
  15. This is my favorite and it's available by donation http://www.therawadvantage.com.php53-3.dfw1-1.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/101book1.jpg http://www.therawadvantage.com/101-raw-recipes/
  16. Tell Kate to post that one epic photo of you cheering me on! BONEBREAKER BARBELL 4 LYFE SON!!!!
  17. Toe is f'd up but I'm managing. Ain't nothin' but a little peanut! Runnin' fool this week. Ran 4 miles Tuesday, HIIT run yesterday, then 3 miles today. Thrown some pull ups, dips and pushups in there too. Bonebreaker is blowing up! I was promoting the hell out of it at Vegan Drinks last night. I think we may even get KATE to workout there some time soon.
  18. W00t!! Told Mike to make an account on here. Maybe this can be the overall BBB log?
  19. 7/11: Pull ups, 2 mile run, push ups, ab roll x 21 7/13: Legs / Shoulder workout. Later 1hr Stand-up Paddleboarding (whoah core workout!) 7/15: Bench / Barbell Shrugs / Chest Flies at Bonebreaker barbell. Shrugged 357 x 5! Kinda messed up my toe yesterday. I was moving the incline bench and kinda of rammed it over my foot. Hopefully I can still run.
  20. I find that cutting these out, along with caffeine definitely helped ease anxiety. Of course as CO mentioned, other factors help. Getting enough sleep is huge. If you've been chronically sleep deprived it may take months to form new habits of going to bed earlier, getting more sleep and paying back sleep your debt. Even if you get several nights of 10+ hours sleep you won't feel better immediately. It takes time. I haven't tried yoga, but so far the small amount of meditation I have done has helped tremendously. I would recommend making fruits and vegetables your staples, along with brown rice and sweet potatoes. If you are detoxing off caffeine, maca root powder can help.
  21. I saw this on facebook the other day, I can try to look it up.... OK crap, it is that 75% of processed food has GMO ingredients. Oops! http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=2337731&page=1
  22. I know you said you're not looking for New Grips, but I have them and I really like them.
  23. Ideally we shouldn't be eating processed packaged foods ANYWAY so if you're doing that, you're sidestepping 99% of the GMO shitstorm. Unfortunately, 75% of the food consumed in the United States is processed food, so most people consuming copious amounts of pesticide every day.
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