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  1. Ripped I have always been strong (pound for pound at least), but I have not been ripped in over 20 years. I am currently working towards being lean and mean. I seems that most people have choosen their opposite attribute.
  2. It was sarcasm. That's what I thought
  3. I personally have not been to Seaside Heights in a few years. We usually go to Point Pleasant, Avon, by the Sea, or Belmar. Jersey beaches are quite clean, but I must admit that I was shocked to see that you listed Seaside Heights listed as the cleanest place on earth. Regardless, the Jersey shore is always a good time.
  4. Ditto, but if I had to pick just one, it would be Blueberries
  5. I'd stick with this guy! I prefer the minimalistic approach from doctors: just do what is necessary (though even their concept of 'necessary' may vary from mine). I just finished readiing "Overdosed America" by John Abramson (available at www.drfuhrman.com , and maybe at Amazon). Good read. Here's the blurb for it from Fuhrman: "We have a health care crisis in America. Extraordinarily expensive medical care climbing higher continuously, yet our healthy life expectancy is one of the worst of all industrialized nations. The reliance on pharmaceuticals as the foundation of medical care is a clear failure. Overdosed America is a fantastic book. It will open your eyes to the way profits, not science drive research findings and how modern medicine is not really evidence based as is claimed. Dr. Abramson makes a intelligent and coherent case that American medicine and the research journals that support doctor's decision making has gone badly astray and is controlled by profits, not science." Thank you for providing the link to Dr Fuhrman's site. There is a ton of useful information on it.
  6. Indeed! I have been shaving my head for 10 years, and I have no intention of going back.
  7. Thanks MontanaVegan I am also 42. Perhaps we can start our own geriatric weightlifting community - lol
  8. Online, I go by the name Ophideus. I reside in the great Garden State, near the state capitol. Robert invited me here, and I also know a few of you from MySpace. I have been Vegan for 3 years now, and 6 months ago I got back into weightlifting (for the umpteenth time). Additional details about me can be found on my profile. Honestly, I have never been a fan of message boards/forums, but I must admit that the quality of posts and the level of activity here pleasantly surprised me. It is my honor to be given an opportunity to participate in a community populated by so many like-minded individuals. I look forward to chatting with you guys and gals.
  9. Only one downer: The author was into animal testing in his long carrer. He is still sure that it is okay to kill animals for science which really benefits humans. T. Colin Campbell address this in The China Study: "One obvious question regarding this issue is whether there was an alternative way to get the same information without using experimental animals. To date, I have found none, even after seeking advice from my 'animal rights' colleagues. These experimental animal studies elaborated some very important principles of cancer causation not obtainable in human-based studies. These principles now have enormous potential to benefit all our fellow creatures, our environment and ourselves." I obviously cannot verify that he that he did in fact seek such advice, nor do I know who his animal rights colleagues are. Regardless, he does make a prety good point, but like I can definitely see how one could argue against it as well.
  10. Those 2 commercials really piss me off. It’s one thing to advertise a product, but they cross the line when they suggest that people that eat veggies are girlymen. Sadly, this ridiculous type of advertising will persist as long as there are unthinking drones that buy into it. The tide is slowly turning in our favor, and I am optimistic that this type of nonsense will come to an end in my lifetime The 3 stages of Truth: 1. Ridicule 2.Violent Opposition 3. Acceptance In the scientific community we are already at the level of acceptance. With regards to agribusiness (Meat Dairy, etc), we are in the Violent Opposition phase. The general public seems to be approaching the end of the ridicule phase
  11. Thank you Daywalker. Lateral raises were the only isolation exercise on the program (Which I simply got from the creator of HST on his site). I will simply omit lateral raises since I already have overhead press and shrugs in the routine.
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