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  1. Hi Erik.... Welcome aboard, good luck and best wishes... Regards, markanthony
  2. Basically four things needed are... 1 Good protein powder... I mix Pea and Soy...if you are looking to build muscle you need at least 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. For me that 330 grams. I could eat a truckload of spinach and not get it...well maybe...but you know what I mean. 2 Glutamine (make sure you take some immediately after workouts and before bedtime ) 3 Creatine mono 4 A very good multivitiman I also take... Glucosamine...(for joint health), and Flaxseed Oil (essential fatty acid). You do need EFA (adding olive or flaxseed oil to your diet is just as good), and BCAAs are a help, the above four are essential...IMO. Best wishes...
  3. Forklift... I appreciate the input. The only reason I wear them would be for support, and I don't think I'm at the point of necessity...yet. I used to wear them but I never went past 90 degrees...so I am changing my techniques. Thanks for the video...Baby...I will experiment with that over the weekend when I have the time. Meanwhile, maybe I will see you in the vortex... One thing I realize is that I'm not as stupid as I used to be...I think we all are. Regards to all... markanthony
  4. Thanks guys.... I think overall it would be unsustainable...I'd burn out. Thanks again... markanthony
  5. Not vague at all....I understand. I think I will stick with the morning routine, I usually walk and meditate by the Lake (Lake Michigan...I'm from Chicago) in the evenings...at least while it's warm. Thanks...
  6. Hi Guys.... Thanks for the info... Mini forklift...I was talking about neoprene sleeves... Baby Herc...I have a previous injury. Was doing squats in one of those angled Squat Machines...and blew my hip out. I had no insurance....not a good thing. That was two years ago, and I am just now getting back into the gym. The one thing I will never do is a Squat in a machine.. Currently, I am not using any sleeves or wraps, and I am letting my a** be my guide. When I start to feel the glutes and hams kick in, that's my thrusting point. My knees also klick a bit (I'm 52 years old), and my right hip is still a bit loose. My goal is to get past 90 degrees, but I have to watch my hip...so far so good. Some people may think I'm crazy for going back...but you know what...screw em'. Thanks to all for the info...I know once I get back to squatting the type of weight I used to, some things are going to have to change. any more info is definitely appreciated markanthony
  7. I live close enough for me to go to the gym early morning, conduct my workout, go home, take a nap and then get ready for work. This is great in the summer...but since the seasons are changing I am entertaining the idea of splitting my workout twice per day. Any advice on this... Thanks in advance... markanthony
  8. Not to try to take over the subject, but when should one start to wear knee braces? I was trained to never break the 90 degree angle, so I don't. But more and more I am seeing that I may need to employ knee braces to do that. 1 Is beaking the 90 degree plane necessary? 2 Are knee braces helpful or not? Thanks to all... markanthony
  9. Thanks everybody... I appreciate it. I was thinking of grinding an appropriate amount by ration and adding it to my powder all at once...but I don't know how that would work. I could grind up the oatmeal all at once and keep it separate. I will check out the groats too, but I'm an early am lifter...so I don't have much time between working out and getting ready for work. Thanks for the heads up regarding the digestive enzymes supplement. I will have to check it out.
  10. I am thinking of taking raw oats (I think the quick cooking kind...not the instant variety), grinding them as fine as possible in a food processor, and then mixing them in with my protein power for bulk... Has anyone done this? Any advice? Thanks...
  11. Hi z0rzz... It is a pleasure meeting you. I used to do the 3 x 10 to 15 (once I reach 15 reps on all 3 sets then I go up in weight) for the upper body, and 3 x 15 to 20 for the lower body. I have been told to gain mass, start with lower reps, so now I go 3 x 8 to 12 on the upper body, and 3 x 12 to 15 on the lower body before I move up in weight. I seem to be gaining mass faster using this system because I am lifting heavier. I hope this helps.
  12. If this is what you are speaking of... http://www.veggiefestchicago.org/ I am afraid I missed it.... If it is something else, please let me know... Thanks, mark
  13. Boy Meets Girl.... Waiting For A Star To Fall http://www.youtube.com/embed/FRm6lXCG1kw Cut and paste as necessary.... Thank you!
  14. Hi C.O. Thanks for the greeting and the heads up! I will look for the get together this evening. Thanks again... mark
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