FAQ

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When did you make the commitment to change?

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April 2014.

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How long are your gym sessions?

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Long. My weight lifting sessions are about 90 minutes and my cardio sessions between 20-45 with the occasional freak day when I do 60. Once I’m done, I spend some time checking My Body Space in the BodyBuilding.com app while I cool down before I hit the shower and call it a day. Overall, including rest periods, post-workout warm down and shower, 2.5 hours on average. Since 2016, however, I’ve become more efficient and have gotten that time down 1.5 hours.

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How many days per week do you work out?

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3-5. Occasionally I take breaks or train more. At the very least, I try to walk for an hour.

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What supplements/vitamins do you take daily?

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  • Optimum Nutrition Creatine Monohydrate (5g)
  • Fish oil gel caps (2x) – since I don’t eat enough foods with Omega 3
  • Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein powder (24g) – haven’t taken this in a while, since I easily meet my protein target with diet alone (but it’s a great sweetener for oats)
  • AST BCAA 4500mg (1-2x) – only when I’m cutting, though I’m leaning towards believing it’s useless
  • Swisse Men’s Multivite (1x) – only if I’m heavily restricting food

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How long did it take you to be able to shift your focus to body recomposition as opposed to plain weight loss?

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From the time I lost my first 100gr to the time I weighed 10kg less, 20 weeks. I lost a lot of muscle in the process (I lost weight through a heavy caloric deficit), but at least I regained my healthy weight range and got used to the habit of going to the gym. During this period, I didn’t know much about nutrition, exercise or the importance of supplementation, so I made a lot of mistakes. But one must always remember that while small progress can be demotivating, it’s still progress nonetheless.

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Are you a qualified personal trainer?

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No, I’m not. I’m just a regular bloke trying to improve my physique.

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Can I train with you?

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If you track your nutrition like a hawk and are a member at Next Gen Memorial Drive, we could potentially hit the gym one day together.

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What’s up with the RSS feed? How come it doesn’t work?

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Not all browsers have the capability to interpret feeds, and one of the most popular browsers lacking this feature is Google Chrome.

Users of Chrome and other similar browsers will notice a “This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.” error followed by the raw feed. This is normal, as Chrome was not built to interpret feeds. Instead, subscribe to the feed in a real feed reader, install the RSS Subscription Extension, or simply use Internet Explorer to go to www.triplea007.com/fitness/feed