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My Goals:
My long term goal is to get back down to 8% body fat at 300lbs. My short term goal is to prepare for several big arm wrestling competitions I have coming up in 2012.

My Program:
I do resistance training about 6 days/week and cardio and core training 2-3 days/week. The hardest part for me is the diet. I need 6,000 plus calories per day to gain muscle, and it is difficult to consume this many calories while still eating healthy.

Personal Information:
I turned 50 in December 2011 and am fortunate enough to be married to the most beautiful woman in the world! We are blessed with two wonderful children and an awesome dog! Academically, I have a PhD in Nutrition and an MS in Exercise Physiology. I work as a personal trainer as well as a consultant and faculty member in the health and fitness field.

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"I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Albert Einstein

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence." Calvin Coolidge

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8/10/2012 11:39:30 AM

got a dude in the guys lounge that may need your expertise.

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8/9/2012 4:40:27 AM

Hi and welcome to the No Topic Off Limits team emoticon Have a super day emoticon

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8/8/2012 12:04:09 PM

For circuit-style resistance workouts I just go with the 8cal/minute number, as long as I'm working really hard. Men could probably go with 10.

As for EPOC, you got me, there. I have no idea how to figure that one out.

The only reason I actually count calories in exercise, BTW, is to make sure I eat 'em all for the purpose of gaining muscle. Otherwise, I just exercise hard and don't think about it too much.

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8/2/2012 6:22:49 PM

My box comes highly recommended in my area. We have some amazing trainers there. They don't let you screw around. If the class is in the double digits, they have more than one coach on for extra eyes and spotters. We have mobility classes. It's a great gym and I feel very comfortable there. I really like the workouts because they challenge me in ways I haven't been challenged in a long time. I appreciate your blog input!!!

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5/22/2012 6:16:25 AM

Thanks for the encouragement on my blog!! And in answer to your question: I am beating the hell out of my legs, core, endurance, and doing some upper body movements. Thanks again!

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