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  1. Yeap, I didn't really do much research. All I knew was "rennet = cow stomach lining". Just shows, stuff goes into food that you wouldn't expect. Also, when it comes to things in life where I can't avoid.. say a part of something coming from an animal, I'll try and make that as less of an impact as possible (using as much fake leather as possible, buying second hand if I can) as I have a few different bits of protective equipment that are only made with some leather parts or some wool. Yea it sucks but without shelling out lots and lots of money for custom gear.. Anyway getting off topic, what I mean is wouldn't the specific vegetarian cheese be better? As they wouldn't be getting the money for the calve rennet?
  2. Okay I know WE don't eat Cheese, unless you're a lacto-vegeterian who uses these forums, I dunno. Anyway, what I didn't know is that most cheese uses something called Rennet, it's a "natural" chemical that makes the cheese set. Rennet is made from the stomach lining of cows. Soo, does that mean that cheese has meat in it? Just an odd thought.
  3. Endurance really. I do Wing Chun and Kendo, despite the muscle fatigue (why I don't want BIG arms as it can make your arms more tired in Kendo) it's a very cardio based sport. Lots of long duration fights. Think of it like a HIIT exercise. Fight one guy in a sword fight, move on directly to the next one. By the last few guys I'm so tired my forms totally off. When it comes to the body, right now I would rather bit "fit" and "tight" than big Here's an example of one of the forms of training we do. You end up doing this fast, while shouting and MORE THAN ONCE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5r7vhif1Gs
  4. Well spending the next few weeks doing more running than lifting.. Oh I'll be lifting I just need some more endurance for my sport as I've been a bit "out of it" as of late.
  5. Well it's been fun Had injury after injury and then a little lung issue... Seems whenever I get on track something comes to throw me off
  6. I'll be switching to soy/hemp soon anyway
  7. Yeap, I've had an illness followed by a concussion which didn't help. I'm not sure what to do right now but I'm going to stick with the 5x5 workout. Getting strong bit by bit but not really building much muscle or loosing as much fat as I would like (I'm not fat but my stomach always hangs around removing any definition I may have)
  8. Well what I mean is I do a 2 split twice a week. Monday - Upper Tuesday - Lower Thursday - Upper Friday - Lower And it's not all the same exercise it cycles through different ones on different days.
  9. I know what you mean. However I hate full split workouts. Imo from reading research I prefer to train a body part twice a week (so two upper and two lower days). Full splits do work, but from what I've seen it takes a lot slower unless you got good genetics for it, or you're on roids *chuckles* lets face it some guys just are. Also I don't understand pyramid stuff, why tire yourself out with lighter weights and move onto heavy when you're already tired. I warm up and then lift the same weight every set. I also need to factor cardio and kendo training in so I don't want to get too exhausted.
  10. Combination of strength and muscle. I just want to change my bodyshape really but for bodybuilding (imo) you NEED strength of you wont get anywhere.
  11. I was just wondering, how often do you guys switch out your workouts? I switch between 5x5 strength training and a (mostly) compound bodybuilding routine every three months but thinking about switching between them every month, which will also help me get more cardio in every so often.
  12. I had a trainer look at it and she said it's most likely visceral fat not your typical gut fat. Now that type of fat can take a lot to get rid of. One way of doing it is cut out any processed carbs.. Yes wholegrain ones too, don't eat any wholegrain breads/pasta and so on just eat vegetable carbs and so on. Along with more and more cardio that is.
  13. Erg, I think I say this every few months.. I have been "working out" for two years. First year I was cutting all the fat I put on after two operations on my back and I lost about 90 lbs (coming down to 165lbs). Then I started weight lifting and my body is slowly growing. I've tripled my strength though bulky muscle is slow to grow. However one thing is still annoying me. I got down to about a 32/33 inch waist (I have big hips and shoulders so there isn't much fat there at all). However my stomach is still around, not big or noticeable apart from me. It's far worse when I sit down and it all "folds up" and no matter how much cardio I do, restrict my diet and so on it will not go at all. It's not even wobbly fat, it's totally hard (apart from a tiny little bit of softness at the top). Is there anything else I can do apart from running an hour a day?
  14. Do have a good diet I'm not really new to this but a bit of fat, well stomach fat has always hung around me and never gone away. Oh I'm 170lbs so I'm not fat, just that left over stomach fat is always around it seems.
  15. Mmm was thinking of doing some cardio stuff, more circuit stuff. I don't want to take up another sport, Kendo is expensive enough ;D
  16. This is the after.. http://www.mmatko.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/danzig.jpg Only kidding But it's an image I used as if I wanted a bodytype it would be Mac's
  17. Hay guys. Well I lift three times a week (5x5), and I do cardio three times a week (Running and Kendo). Thing is, I now have a lot more spare time and a bit more fat gain than I wanted. You think a few extra things added in would help? Or at least take up time without hurting
  18. Thanks, was taken a year ago and I've put on muscle since then. Oddly I don't get all cut like you guys.. I just get "bigger".. Like my father who was a rugby player he was just "huge" rather than looking muscular.
  19. Okay this isn't so much of a "Then and now" but it's something I've been meaning to do for a while. I used to be quite fat and this was me cutting off another 14lbs, so between those two photos I lost that. When the program I'm on is finished, I will post something new. This is from a year ago when I was still loosing fat and it's not a great image anyway as I had to scan it http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t89/mythil/0001_zpse1272ab3.jpg Yea, cringe..
  20. Can you get buckwheat? I think that's better. I get buckwheat noodles from an Asian supermarket so you could maybe get some there?
  21. She said something about seitan messing around with our digestion when consumed in large amounts. She didn`t tell me the details, but thats what she said. Huh, I eat it twice a week and switch between that, Tempeh and fake tuna.. Okay yea I loved my tuna mayo and sweetcorn pasta... But I can still have something close
  22. We all have our faults and give in to temptation... Actually I'm just bored and thought I would start something. Mine isn't a "food" but it would be Relentless energy drinks. 56% of your daily sugar, nice!
  23. I think it's a lot of things for me. I do use a computer up until bedtime, I drink tea with caffeine in and so on. It didn't affect me when I was younger but now.. getting old
  24. Nope, I've been doing this for years. Even when I was fat, unfit and never worked out
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