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05-20-2006, 09:15 AM
I spoke with a personal trainer yesterday. She was as sweet as a raw pie. But she proceed to tell me that I can't eat raw forever. I will need meat protein to exercise heavy. Sigh...I am so sick of hearing that.
My long term goal is to become a personal trainer and compete in Figure Competitions. Is there anyone on this board that is 100% raw and compete. I am aware of the Vegan BB site but he is not 100% raw. I think I read RawFigure did comps.
I am really tired of hearing I need meat to lean out. :mad:
I want to achieve this look. This is Alicia Marie one of my fave Fitness athlete.
I also admire Monica Brandt's figure.
Is it possible to achieve this 100% raw? I am about to find out!!! :D I have some hard work ahead of me. I need to get off this computer an hit the treadmill!
My Journal (http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3046&sort=1&cat=500&page=1)
05-20-2006, 11:27 AM
Is it possible to achieve this 100% raw? I am about to find out!!!
I think you answered your own question there :p Just go for it and see what happens. Don't let anyone tell you it can't be done because probably they don't know. There are male bodybuilders on raw, so why not wimmens??
05-20-2006, 11:40 AM
Just remember that the elephants and gorrilas are raw.
05-20-2006, 05:57 PM
Just try to get the most protein. I've heard hemp butter will help. As soon as I drop 15-20 lbs I will start doing a high protein (raw) diet for this. I will no do any competitions (or who knows really - I used to do them on semi SAD/RAW). There is a book I want to buy http://www.thegardendiet.com/aboutmuscle.html
THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED ON RAW! :D
05-20-2006, 07:43 PM
There is a bodybuilder who does speaking engagements et al and put out a book called Raw Power.
Here's the link: www.rawfood.com/rawpower.html
You know, Alissa is no shrinking violet.
That first model you posted is amazing! I'd take that body. Keep us informed. You'll probably be famous when you achieve your maximum potential eating raw. Can't wait to see you! Go girl!
05-20-2006, 10:43 PM
Hello ! I am a Figure Competitor, in retirement from the stage this year. I started competing in 2001 and I have three Natural Figure Titles. I am qualified for Nationals and since i did not go in Nov 2005 (time issues and a dh who wants me to give it up now...) I can go this year but I am seriously thinking of putting the heels on the shelf and selling the stage bikini's.
BTW ...You can do an advanced serach using the name of poster and I think I wrote some threads about Raw and Bodybuilding, diet etc.
I have been Raw 9 months and I have added muscle Raw. AND I work out less now (used to train daily)and then I was eating the HIGH Protein diet (125-180 grams a day ) and no fruit, limited veggies.
Now I get my Protein from greens. So Raw rocks for building the body. So don't let anyone tell you different ! Adding muscle is about heavy weights. Amino's are important but the resistance traing builds the body, food supports that. see...http://www.charliesgym.info/
One thing to remember (while it is great to admire various Figure Gals as motivation ) each Girl is different and you can not acheive the look of someone else. You can only work with the genetics God gave you.
Alicia Marie is gorgous long and lean, Monica more muscular. Also you cannot duplicate a "look" of another , so be the best you can be.
Also remember when looking at the Figure Gals in the Magazines, unless it is a Natural show, many Gals "use". Ah say it isn't so....some will deny and poo poo me for saying that... but AS is alive and well even in the Figure Sport.
I was to do a non tested show in June 06. BUT a few gals I have competed with in the Past decided to use, so me being Natural...ah well....regardless of how hard I work these girls have the edge building muscle. So in chosing your firsrt show research the Natural Polygraph tested shows.
I say if you want to compete pick a show set you sights and do it. It is a great experience regardless of placing !!
05-21-2006, 08:51 AM
Thank you for all the replies. It's time to get serious and prove these meat eaters wrong! I'm going to start tomorrow.
05-21-2006, 08:56 AM
Keep us posted on your progress.
05-27-2006, 09:17 PM
THAT was an encouraging post!
Would you PLEASE share what your daily diet looks like?
My problem is I kind of lose my motivation to workout. Like I get too "yinned out" or something on all raw. However, I appreciate your comment about the fact that you need less exercise to keep/build your physique-that makes a lot of sense to me.
I am 100% raw and committed to staying this way. I do have green tea, with just extra warm water, maybe 1-3X a day.
I heard you say greens build the muscle-do you eat a lot of them? if so, how?
Thanks so much!!!
05-27-2006, 09:44 PM
theresann, I understand the 'yinned out' phenom. Me too. I have no trouble doing my cardio type stuff, walking, jogging, biking etc, but lose interest in weight training. I'd love to know how to tweak to change this.
any ideas? i have a lot of fat to lose too.
05-28-2006, 08:19 AM
thesann....I am in a time crunch so I will post later..few days..off to the lake.
Yes I eat loads of greens !!!!!
05-28-2006, 09:01 AM
I have been pretty consistent with my workouts this past week. I do cardio everyday and I alternate days on my weights. I feel really good. I do free weights for my upper body workouts. On my lower body workouts I hit the gym on my job. I also like to do walking lunges for my thighs. Those lunges do work the thighs I felt it a couple of days after.
I just cant wait to see my body transform into a fit, lean machine :D
05-28-2006, 08:43 PM
sparkle plenty-glad to see I'm not the only person having this experience!
I really do think that everything in the universe-including the raw diet-is really just energy. I know that certain foods have expansive qualities and some have contractive qualities. In chinese medicine, this is how they treat all illnesses is to balance out extremes in energy.
I LOVE the living food lifestyle and the foods are delicious, but I have to admit that I felt the strongest when I was eating about 70% raw, and having beans, organic eggs and wild caught fish in my diet. I just felt more balanced, my metabolism was so high I would get a light "sheen" of sweat every time I ate and I felt grounded.
On all raw, if I overeat on nuts and especially nuts and fruit together, I get lethargic and that "yinned out" feeling, with no ambition to workout. But when I was eating like I wrote above, I wanted to workout easily. SO......
It puts me in an "ideological quandry". I wish I could stand the thought of eating raw eggs and fish, but I'm just to squeamish.
Don't have any clear answers at the moment....
But I do kinda miss that feeling....
I'm workin' on it!
07-15-2008, 01:40 PM
I want to compete in a show in October and I want to go raw also. I just ordered the book. If you get any information on a good diet to do while preparing..could you share it with me?
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