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  1. Welcome to the forums veganjkd! As others have mentioned, age shouldn't be a problem. I am 34 and doing just fine. -Chris
  2. The alternative would be that they would have to incur losses by paying to dispose of the animal waste at a landfill or elsewhere, rather than making a profit by selling it. -Chris
  3. Friday February 15, 2008: Workout 5 of 36 Incline Curls: 11 x 45lb DBs 11 x 45lb DBs 10 x 45lb DBs Tricep Cable Pushdowns: 12 x 90lbs 12 x 90lbs 12 x 90lbs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Hammer Curls: 11 x 40lb DBs 11 x 40lb DBs 11 x 40lb DBs Overhead DB Extension: 12 x 70lb DB 12 x 70lb DB 11 x 70lb DB (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) One-Arm Preacher Curl: 12 x 30lb DB 12 x 30lb DB 12 x 30lb DB Close Grip DB Press (palms-in): 12 x 60lb DBs 12 x 60lb DBs 12 x 60lb DBs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Seated Overhead BB Press: 10 x 115lbs 8 x 115lbs 11 x 95lbs DB Lateral Raises: 12 x 30lb DBs 12 x 30lb DBs 11 x 30lb DBs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Made gains on just about every exercise tonight. Gym was pretty dead which was nice. Workout took 48 minutes to complete. Tomorrow is another leg day... oh boy! -Chris
  4. Wednesday February 13, 2008: Workout 4 of 36 Bent-Over BB Rows: 10 x 155lbs 10 x 165lbs 10 x 165lbs Incline DB Press (palms-in): 10 x 75lb DBs 10 x 80lb DBs 9 x 80lb DBs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Close Grip Low-Pulley Rows: 10 x 160lbs 9 x 160lbs 11 x 150lbs Pushups (medium grip on knuckles): 22 x bodyweight 16 x bodyweight 15 x bodyweight (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Wide Grip Pulldowns: 10 x 180lbs 10 x 180lbs 12 x 170lbs Incline Cable Crossover: 10 x 60lbs 10 x 60lbs 10 x 60lbs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Seated Rear Delt Machine: 10 x 135lbs 10 x 120lbs 9 x 120lbs Donkey Calf Raise Machine: 12 x 210lbs 10 x 195lbs 11 x 180lbs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Tonight I finally remembered to bring my workout log in from the car, hence the late update. Workout took 46 minutes total. I'm off to the gym now to hit bicep/tricep/shoulders. -Chris
  5. Tuesday February 12, 2008: Workout 3 of 36 ATG Squats: 8 x 135lbs (warm-up set) ATG Squats: 10 x 185lbs 10 x 185lbs 9 x 185lbs Lying Ham Curl Machine: 10 x 130lbs 10 x 130lbs 8 x 130lbs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 2-4 minutes rest between each exercise/set) BB Lunges (# of reps is per leg, not total): 10 x 135lbs 10 x 135lbs 10 x 135lbs Straight-Leg Deadlift: 10 x 185lbs 10 x 185lbs 10 x 185lbs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 2-4 minutes rest between each exercise/set) Plate Loaded Leg Press: 10 x 410lbs 8 x 410lbs 9 x 360lbs One-Leg Ham Curl Machine: 10 x 60lbs 10 x 60lbs 10 x 60lbs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 2-4 minutes rest between each exercise/set) Seated Calf Press Machine: 22 x 400lbs (full stack) 13 x 400lbs 14 x 400lbs One-Leg Calf Raises: 10 x bodyweight 10 x bodyweight 12 x bodyweight (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) This workout kicked my ass big time. I am definitely going to be paying for this for the next couple days. Tonight was my second time doing ATG squats. Last time I bumped up to 195lbs on my last set. I knew my form would have suffered if I did that tonight, so not quite as heavy, but very good form. Barbell lunges and Deadlifts were fun as always. Pretty sure my heartrate was above 120 for the whole workout until I got to the calf press machine, at which point it came down a bit. I don't have a heartrate monitor, but I check it using the clock during rest periods. On leg days I usually wait for it to drop to 120 before starting my next set. Workout took 60 minutes to complete (not including warm-up set). -Chris
  6. Good luck pamela! I'm sure everything will work out eventually if you stay positive. -Chris
  7. Welcome to the forums! -Chris
  8. Welcome to the forums, Emilia! -Chris
  9. Thanks, hsorlando. My sister was rocked with whatever I had for over two weeks! Seems like everyone I know is getting sick... Being on antibiotics definitely makes me way less scared of their germs. lol Monday February 11, 2008: Workout 2 of 36 Seated DB Curls: 10 x 45lb DBs 10 x 45lb DBs 10 x 45lb DBs Lying DB Tricep Extension: 10 x 35lb DBs 9 x 35lb DBs 11 x 30lb DBs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Concentration Curls: 10 x 35lb DB 10 x 35lb DB 11 x 30lb DB Tricep Kickbacks: 10 x 35lb DB 10 x 35lb DB 11 x 35lb DB (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Reverse Grip EZ-Bar Curls: 10 x 80lbs 10 x 80lbs 10 x 80lbs Dips (Tricep-Emphasis): 21 x Bodyweight 18 x Bodyweight 19 x Bodyweight (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Seated DB Overhead Press: 10 x 55lb DBs 10 x 55lb DBs 8 x 55lb DBs Upright Rows: 10 x 95lbs 10 x 90lbs 10 x 95lbs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Had a pretty nice workout today. I thought I'd be weaker after a week off being sick, but I didn't drop weight on any of my excercises compared to last week. I played with my angles on the lying DB tricep extension tonight. I mimicked the motion of doing cable pulldowns with a rope, and got some nice contractions. I usually do more of a linear movement, but I think this might work better for me. Workout took 51 minutes to complete. I couldn't find my girlfriend when I finished lifting (went kinda early and the gym was REALLY busy) so I did a few sets of leg raises (four sets, 12-15 reps), figuring she'd turn up eventually... which she did. -Chris
  10. Sunday February 10, 2008: Workout 1 of 36 (I'm starting over) One Arm DB Rows: 10 x 100lb DB 12 x 100lb DB 10 x 100lb DB Incline DB Press: 12 x 75lb DBs 10 x 80lb DBs 9 x 80lb DBs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) DB Pullovers: 10 x 60lb DB 10 x 60lb DB 10 x 60lb DB Dips (forward lean/wide elbows for chest emphasis): 10 reps w/bodyweight 10 reps w/bodyweight 11 reps w/bodyweight (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Wide Grip Pulldowns: 12 x 180lbs 12 x 180lbs 10 x 180lbs Incline DB Flys: 14 x 45lb DBs 12 x 45lb DBs 12 x 45lb DBs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Bent-Over Lateral Raises (on incline bench): 11 x 25lb DBs 10 x 25lb DBs 10 x 25lb DBs Seated Calf Press (plate-loaded): 15 x 135lbs 14 x 135lbs 14 x 135lbs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) A couple of weeks ago, I got sick for a couple days with the flu or something. Most of the symptoms went away, except for a little sore throat that continued to persist. I went back to training, since it wasn't that bad... Last Monday my throat started hurting pretty bad (hard to swallow food), so I stopped training. After three days of that, I decided to go see a doctor. I was diagnosed with a throat infection and prescribed antibiotics for ten days. Today is my fourth day of taking them, and my throat feels way better. Although my energy level isn't what it normally is, I decided to get back to the gym anyways. Since I was basically just one week into my workout cycle, then took a whole week off as a result of the whole throat infection drama, I have decided to "re-start" it. I was afraid I would be really weak on my lifts tonight, but I ended up doing pretty good. It felt really good to work out... Was pretty strict with my rest periods, and the workout took 49 minutes to complete. -Chris
  11. Your lats are definitely growing chindian. 2 weeks is not much time... Keep working hard and you will be rewarded for your efforts! -Chris
  12. I thought about that too... I think the sheer hypocrisy of that would do more harm than good to AR causes. Also, consider the prospect of killing a human in scientific research so you could save many other human beings. Definitely questionable from an ethical standpoint, IMO. -Chris
  13. No. If I was stuck in the wilderness and about to starve to death I would probably consider killing an animal to eat, assuming there was no plant matter available to eat. Other than that, I can't think of any circumstances where I'd kill an animal. -Chris
  14. Vegan. I was about 170lbs when I first became vegan (after 2 years ovo-lacto). That went down to about 165lbs after being vegan for a few years (still wasn't working out at this point). I lifted on and off for about 8 years after that with no real knowledge of proper bodybuilding techniques and little attention to nutrition. No squats, no deads, no lunges... Yes I was that guy. I worked out mostly at home or in the pitiful gym at my work (lame machines and a few DBs). Doing this I was able to maintain around 180-185lbs. Now that I'm working a proper routine and know a little about nutrition I'm up to 212lbs. I've gained about 25lbs in the last six months. -Chris
  15. I totally agree... People always look at me like I'm crazy when I say that, but I can totally tune in to what my body "needs". -Chris
  16. If we're going to include genitalia I'm going to have to change my original response... -Chris
  17. I dug through my old photos the other day and finally found one that was from before I started working out, but a few years after I started eating a vegan diet... let's just say that it's a little scary. My girlfriend has a digital camera, so I'll try and get her to take some pics of me next week. I'll post them after that so we can have some more before/after pics on the site. -Chris
  18. Yeah... This thread makes me REALLY HUNGRY!!! The tofu scramble and potatoes would not last long if you put that in front of me right now. -Chris
  19. Wow Zack, this seems like a simple question, but it seriously took me a while to figure out... I guess I focus so much energy on the muscles that need work, that I forget about the muscles that seem "in-balance" or even "over-developed". I'm going to have to go with trapezius. I spent MANY years as an ignorant/uninformed weight-lifter, but one thing I alway did was upright-rows... I can offer no other explanation about my traps since I've NEVER done shrugs. I used to have a sick v-taper from pullups (another quality exercise I did even in the "un-enlightened days"), but this has faded since I've gotten serious about squatting. On the upside, I guess this means my erectors are getting way stronger. I can totally sacrifice some v-taper if it means I won't have chicken legs anymore. -Chris
  20. I'm not familiar with the bowflex, but you can do "standing one-leg calf raises" on stairs, a plate, or whatever you can find. Hold the DB in the right hand if you're working the right calf, and use your left hand to grab something in order to stabilize yourself (wall, railing, rack, etc.). Reverse everything to work the other calf. hth, Chris
  21. Monday February 4, 2008: Workout 8 of 36 Seated DB Curls: 12 x 45lb DBs 11 x 45lb DBs 9 x 45lb DBs Lying DB Tricep Extension: 10 x 35lb DBs 10 x 35lb DBs 9 x 35lb DBs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Concentration Curls: 11 x 35lb DB 10 x 35lb DB 11 x 30lb DB Tricep Kickbacks: 12 x 35lb DB 12 x 35lb DB 12 x 35lb DB (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Reverse Grip EZ-Bar Curls: 10 x 80lbs 12 x 80lbs 10 x 80lbs Dips (Tricep-Emphasis): 21 x Bodyweight 17 x Bodyweight 16 x Bodyweight (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) Seated DB Overhead Press: 10 x 55lb DBs 8 x 55lb DBs 9 x 50lb DBs Upright Rows: 11 x 95lbs 10 x 95lbs 11 x 95lbs (these exercises were performed as compound sets, with 90 seconds rest between each exercise/set) I felt kinda weak last night (especially on overhead press), so I was a little down after working out, but after checking my log I saw that I made gains on almost everything. Nothing special to report other than very pumped biceps. Workout took 55 minutes. -Chris
  22. Milk is leche, and it's more of a "lay-chay" sound. I usually start with: Soy vegeteriano que no consume nigun producto que provenga de un animal... Then proceed to list all the stuff Odidnetne said, just to make sure. -Chris
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