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  1. No I'm not kidding. I would use veggiecaps if it was an option for me.

     

    That's not what I'm talking about though. I'm saying, for the non-vegans...what would you rather be done with all the "leftovers" that gelatin is made from? What's the alternative?

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. I guess there must be a flu bug going around because everyone I know has recently felt lousy, including people on this board. I myself wasn't feeling 100% for about a week. Glad to hear you're doing better.

    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

  6. 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

  7. What if by killing one animal for a million dollars you were able to use that money to save many more animals? Would it be justified then?

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. But anyway, just wanted to point out that. I'd love to see more and more of you who still remain hidden. Just look at how much motivation has been flying around this forum since Zack, xveganjoshx, Troy and others have displayed their physiques.

    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

  11. Oh my goodness that all looks good. Wow. I'm sooo hungry for some vegan junk food now! <3

    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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. "No meat" = No carne

    "No milk" = No leeche (not sure if that's the correct spelling, but it's pronounced "lay-cha")

    "No eggs" = No huevos

    "No chicken" = No pollo

    "No fish" = No pescado

    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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