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Old 01-12-2012, 10:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Lots of good advice above. Just wanted to emphasis that to build muscle you have to eat protein. Your body cannot turn Carbohydrates or Fat into muscle. Only Protein has the Amino Acid building blocks neccessary to build muscle. Your body cannot manufacture these. I also read an interesting article in Muscle & Fitness magazine about having healthy fats (especially Saturated Fats like found in red meat) in your diet when building muscle. It seem they help keep Testosterone levels adequate and aid in Amino Acid assimilation. Good luck on your journey.
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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