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  1. OK... he's not a bodybuilder but should suit your purposes: http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/?page=bio_avi
  2. Super hurry, I'm about to go interrailing in a few hours... here's a pic with lousy lighting, crappy colours, no pump and such. But at least I'm in the competition. http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk250/tuc_finland/tuc_shoulders.jpg
  3. Effin awesome pics! I especially like VeganHisPanic's pics, since he's a new contender and gifted with superb definition! I will submit photos this week. Candyflip is awesome as well.
  4. Tue 4th August I didn't work out for several days, I was in Faces Etnofestival ( http://www.faces.fi/sumuSHOP/splash.php ) representing Vegan Alliance of Finland. Shared loads of flyers and sold lots of vegan stuff. And had jolly good time! Now back in business baby! - Bench press, barbell: 9 + 7 + 6 @ 76kg - Deep squats, barbell: 10 @ 54kg, 10 + 10 @ 70kg - Deadlifts, barbell: 10 + 8 @ 112kg - Bent-over rows, barbell: 10 + 10 + 10 @ 100kg On monday 3rd August I worked hard for 2 hours carrying planks (something like 50lbs per piece and there were dozens of them). Counts as a workout I guess.
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzjbV-yTomY And of course, the ultimate facepalm: http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/thumb/5/5f/Epic_Ultimate_Facepalm_of_Epicness.jpg/800px-Epic_Ultimate_Facepalm_of_Epicness.jpg PS. Maybe some stuff doesn't have PDCAAS score since the tests are really expensive and marginal ingredients haven't been tested since hippies lack money to do such research.
  6. Here's some stuff about the article http://www.tigersandstrawberries.com/2007/05/22/nina-planck-stirs-the-pot-vegans-get-steamed-film-at-eleven/ and here some more: http://www.consciouskitchen.net/2007/05/response-to-death-by-veganism.html I am not surprised that Nina Planck seems to have quite a few connections with Weston A. Price Foundation...
  7. Did you write that article? Nope, I just delivered it to you sir. However, I would have written quite similarly if I have had the opportunity to use a few hours to debunk that myself... but luckily it had been done really well already.
  8. tuc delivers a debunk to the article in Independent: http://www.vegpage.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=864:hypochondriac-parent-blames-vegan-diet&catid=29:main-news&Itemid=3 edit: massive typo
  9. Oh come on! I USED to update this really often. I think I'll do this at least a few weeks and if I keep getting good results, I might stick to this for years. I heard people getting superb results by deadlifting 3 times a week so I have to try that out, gradually putting more weight all the time. Fri 25th July - Bench press, barbell: 10 @ 50kg, 10 + 10 + 10 @ 72kg - Deep squats, barbell: 10 @ 52kg, 10 + 10 @ 60kg - Deadlits, barbell: 10 @ 50kg, 10 + 10 @ 92kg - Bent-over rows, barbell: 10 + 10 + 10 @ 92kg - Dips: 15 + 15 @ bw
  10. Next 2 days: NICE PAIN in whole body! Now that's what I'm talking about! Tue 21st July - Bench press, dumbbells: 10 + 10 + 10 @ 24kg per arm - Front squats, barbell: 7 + 7 + 2 @ 52kg (I haven't done these for a long time and the bar keeps slipping off my shoulders in every single set, miserable! ) - Straight leg deadlift, barbell: 10 + 10 @ 92kg - Bicep curls, curl bar: 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 @ 40kg
  11. @ week 7: "I took a comprehensive steroid test at Quest Diagnostics" http://kevinlevrone.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/test2.jpg?w=450&h=337 http://kevinlevrone.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/testcloseup.jpg?w=450&h=337
  12. Long time without updates! Back in business! I forgot to mention that between 30th June and 3th July I had like 5 hours bboying every day. PHEW! Last week I hardly worked out at all. Just some squats, bicep curls, a few bench press sets and that kind of stuff... This week I've been doing lots of physical work but no real training. Today, I'm changing my workout routine totally! See what changed: Sat 18th July - Bench press, barbell: 10 @ 22kg, 10 @ 52kg, 10 + 10 + 7 @ 72kg (159 lbs) - Deep squats, barbell: 10 + 10 + 10 @ 52kg - Deadlifts, barbell: 10 @ 50kg, 10 + 10 @ 100kg - Bent-over rows, barbell: 8 + 8 + 8 @ 92kg - Lateral raises, dumbbells: 8 + 8 + 8 @ 12kg per arm In case you didn't notice, I did much more something like full body workout than I've done for a LONG time! I realized that if I hit one body part like hell, it takes so long to recover that I can't have the workout pace I want. With this kind of workout I can stimulate whole body 3 times a week and I am quite sure that it's worth it. We'll see!
  13. I haven't seen discussion of this before. One of the best bodybuilders ever, Kevin Levrone is showing what he can do in 8 weeks without hormones. He's a freak when it comes to building muscle, his myostatin levels must be super low! Don't expect results like him, but he is telling how he works out with all the details and such. And also videos how to do the moves right! Worth checking out! http://kevinlevrone.wordpress.com/ There are even videos of raw food stuff, but it's some weirdo raw food thingie with raw eggs and other gross stuff as well. Someone tell Levrone to go vegan!
  14. Actually I always just click "View new posts" button and sticky threads are not there... and I bet many others are doing the same thing.
  15. Welcome! Judging by your avatar you look great. Looking forward to seeing those before & after pics! Also, I always have to compliment those who have been vegan for really long time! Big up!
  16. This is the best info package of soy, it's claimed adverse health effects and testosterone: http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_nutrition/soy_whats_the_big_deal You can't consume enough soy to have an effect on testo levels, you'll die before you can digest that much. And it isn't a miracle cure either. It's just food. Healthy if you eat it in moderation, bad if you eat too much of it, like any other substance. If you want to increase your testo levels naturally you have to eat properly (you need zinc and magnesium along with other nutrients to build testosterone) and work out, the best moves are deadlifts and squats. They promote growth hormone and testosterone production in your own body naturally and safely (if you don't do it with too heavy weights!!) If you are a healthy individual, don't worry about hormone levels. You'll get great results just by training consistently if you eat enough.
  17. Welcome, Mike! I second that muscular guy. And I also suggest you try search function. You'll be amazed how much info you can find here! One advice is to try all kinds of beans, nuts and seeds. You can't go wrong with them, since they have high quality protein, healthy fats and they don't contain bad carbs. Chick pea products like falafel, hummus and stuff like that are yummy!
  18. Welcome, Justin! I'll try to give some advice: I'd say it's easiest to first cut the excess fat and then start building serious muscle, since doing both at the same time is somewhat complicated and against some laws of physics unless you have very weird hormone system. To cut down fat: - First of all, take pics of you being out of shape. - Get rid of excess calories, I'd cut carbs but if you eat lots of fats you might want to cut them too. Don't cut too much, -500 kcal per day is more than enough to get fast results. - Lots of cardio with fair amount of pushing weight. To get muscle: - Eat LOADS of food with lots of high quality protein. - Train a lot, mostly lifting with some cardio. - Rest. Sleep. Don't break your muscles again if they're still recovering. It's really that simple.
  19. Well hello there, I've seen you MANY times in VF! Welcome to VBB&F Forum, I myself am just like many others here... I post on both forums. The thing here is to be vegan and show veganism in positive manner, and it can be done best while doing it in many forums. Hope you'll be a regular poster in both forums!
  20. Welcome! I think this is something you might want to check out: Melbourne Vegan Strength: http://www.veganstrength.org/ If you happen to live in or visit Melbourne, you'll have people to train and eat with!
  21. Welcome, Derek! I love the PICS in your blog! Not that there is nothing wrong with text, it's great too, but all those food pics make me hungry as a wolf! You seem to be very fit, and I just love the fact that there are more and more vegan personal trainers out there! Gotta check your blog every now and then, very interesting stuff!
  22. Haha! That was a great intro! You definitively got the attitude right. You seem to have it all going well, and since you realized early enough to fix your diet and habits, you'll have it a lot longer than one could have guessed earlier! PLEASE take pics now, so that you can show what proper vegan diet can do to you! In a few months you'll be amazed! Also, don't forget that there are many helpful people here to help you. And also some online professional help if you get stuck at any time.
  23. tuc

    i am Arun

    Welcome, Arun! India, wow! A country with several hundred million vegetarians, you just can't go wrong! I've only been in Goa but I loved it. Being a vegetarian in India is so easy and people are friendly and honest. There aren't really that many people from India... yet, you can help to make a difference!
  24. This thread needs action. http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/8/hippo_bump.jpg
  25. Serge Nubret is my favourite, even better than Zane imho: http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/9310/sn304oe5.jpg You can check most of the golden era bbuilders here: http://www.classicbodybuilders.com/
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