View Full Version : Your TOO SKINNY! - Even though weight training!
11-08-2006, 12:54 PM
That is something my hubby is so sick of hearing - "your too skinny!"
Mike was skinny when he was a teenager, but now that he has gone back to looking skinny on the vegan diet he hear's it all the time. The two of us go to the gym 3 times a week now for the last 5 months and he has made progress but only as much as I can see - no body else notices. He used to be so skinny that you could see his entire rib caige now you can only see ribs from under the nipples downward. He works hard at the gym and I know at times other peoples comments really get to him. Does anyone have any Raw Vegan body building advice?
11-08-2006, 02:23 PM
When I went raw I got that all the time...it really got to me at first but I grew to ignore the comments....tell ya husband that his day will come!
One thing I noticed with me was that I responded pretty well to bodyweight exercises as opposed to doing weights....
11-08-2006, 02:58 PM
Why do you feel that bodyweight was more effective? I am hoping he can still do OK at a normal Gym as he has signed up for 3 years membership and I honestly dont think I would get him exercising at all if it wernt for the fact that he knows he paid for it and we roster our weak around trips to the gym.
11-09-2006, 08:55 AM
Why do you feel that bodyweight was more effective?
Bodyweight movements are more natural and work a wider range of muscles.
It's like the difference between a cycling machine vs. a real bicycle.
11-09-2006, 09:04 AM
I would suggests more fruits and greens. Have you checked out www.vegsource.com under "Raw foods/Dr. Graham" ... a lot of body builders post under that website
11-09-2006, 12:19 PM
Thanks for all that advice you guys, we have some free weights at home maybe we could combine a home work out with a gym work out. And try having more fruits, already getting lots of greens.
11-09-2006, 05:15 PM
Not sure about the weight training, but most people will compare those at a natural weight their body is supposed to be to the "average" American size. As the average size increases, everyone thinner will look "too skinny."
11-10-2006, 09:57 AM
I've just gone raw 5 months ago and am feeling pretty good. I agree with incorporating more bodyweight exercises to a certain degree. It's best to switch up your workout so your body doesn't plattoe and so that you test out what works for you and what doesn't.
Here's what I've been doing to achieve what I have so far:
11-10-2006, 12:03 PM
Hey vint - I had a look at your site and you are cetainly progressing well.
11-20-2006, 12:04 PM
Nuts, seeds, and bananas. And avocados.
11-20-2006, 12:30 PM
Thanks for that advice, we are also suspecting B12 deficiancy so he had a b12 tablet yesterday (a natural one not synthetic) and he feels better. It will be interesting to see if he stops loosing weight now.
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