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  1. I don't eat tofu. The strange thing is that it happens randomly though. Some days I can eat whatever and be just fine, and other days I am bloated like crazy. I hardly eat gluten, though I do eat some wheat germ in the morning which has never given me problems before.
  2. Yesterday's training… Week 4, Day 1 of The Cube: Deadlifts: 135×5 165×3 195×1 225×1 235x2x3 Snatch-Grip Deadlifts: (was supposed to be from a 2″ block but I didn’t have one) 160x3x10 Squats: (up 2 reps per set from 2 weeks ago) bar x bunch 95×5 115×3 140x3x10 Front Squats: (low rest) 95x3x10 NOTES: Workout was good, but everything was a little bit rushed since I didn’t have long before I had to get back to work.
  3. Keep things switched up! Also keeping a log of EVERYTHING is a huge help. Ever since I started working out I wrote everything down in a notebook...how reps felt, if something was difficult, if something felt off, etc. It kept me on top of everything and I could make sure that every day I would try to do a little better, even if it was just one or two extra reps, better form, an extra set, etc. Above all, the mind controls pretty much everything. Strengthen your mind and you strengthen the body!
  4. Thanks for the replies everyone!! I haven't gotten around to posting in here for a little while since things have been a bit crazy with life/work and it slipped my mind, but I will be back to posting in here now. Deadlifts in about an hour or so.
  5. Okay, so here's the deal. I have been strict vegan for 4 weeks now. The first 3 weeks felt AMAZING. But now over the past couple days, out of nowhere, I've been getting some rather serious bloating and abdominal pain, likely gas pains. I'm wondering if there is a way to get rid of this? Or how long will it take for me to adjust? Could it be that I am just not drinking enough water with all the fiber I'm ingesting? Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!
  6. Great job on all the PB's! I miss Madcow when I was still making a solid PR every week, haha.
  7. Very! Loving it so far. Planning to continue working with Brandon after it's finished.
  8. THE CUBE - Week #2 Day #2 Pause Bench (1″ off chest): bar x lots 65×5 85×2 90×8 Full-Range Bench: 100x5x5 Incline DB Press: 25′s x2x20 Close-Grip Bench: 75×12 65x2x12 Band Flyes 3×15 (monster mini) Tricep Band Pressdown: 1×100 NOTES: So. This session could have gone a lot better, but last night at work we were having fitness challenges at the gym, which I participated in to gain more participation from members…so I ended up doing: 2 min plank 2 sets of chin-ups 25 pushups 23 reps with 75 lbs. on the bench press Didn’t miss any weight or reps on training today, but it was definitely a little harder since I was a bit fatigued, and I haven’t eaten much today. BUT no rest for the wicked! And crying is for pussies. Rest tomorrow, and SO PSYCHED for squats on Friday!! Ab picture from this morning, just for funsies: http://i49.tinypic.com/34zalv9.jpg
  9. Hi everyone!! So a little background about myself. I'm a powerlifter, and a carnivore turned vegan. I am loving this lifestyle and have felt the best that I have in 10 years. So glad to have found this website so that I can get to know other vegans who lead a fit life. I want to prove to everyone who doubts veganism that you CAN be strong, lean, and mean WITHOUT meat and/or animal products! I compete in the 60kg division, and my goals for my upcoming meet in June are: Squat: 292 Bench: 145 Deadlift: 314 Eventually, I would like to turn a 750 lb. total into a 800 lb. total before I turn 23 (3 years from now!) I recently started working with Brandon Lilly and his "Cube Method", and I am loving it so far. I'm on day #2 of Week 2. Roughly 14 weeks out from my meet, and I'm very excited to see how it turns out. Anyway, follow along if you'd like, and I will try to update as frequently as I can! Benching in about 2 hours. Time to fuel up.
  10. Depends. I started up Brandon Lilly's Cube method recently so I am still adjusting to the volume, and of course feeling much more soreness than I usually would. It varies but usually every time I switch something up or add in more volume I get more sore. I find that lots of fresh fruits and veggies help with DOMS. Also BCAA's, creatine, sleep, foam rolling, and stretching!!
  11. Do you mean me? Lol. If so then yes I am female. I have a really weak bench. Thanks! Hoping for more by the end of 2013
  12. Sorry if this is too lewd, but if that avatar is you, then I think some of the boys here will need to go change their pants. And you need to post the rest of your lifts on the Strength Table! Solid deadlift for sure. LOL thanks!
  13. These are the minimums I want to hit this year at a bodyweight of 130 lbs. or lower: -292 squat -145 lb. bench -314 lb. deadlift
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