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Forum: Fitness 07-31-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,333
Posted By Mark Cotton
Re: fit, muscular - but 25lbs overweight

This sounds like me.

All of a sudden about 2 years ago I decided it was enough. I had gained alot of BF as I tried to add as much muscle as I could. Bad way to do it in retrospect. I did gain some...
Forum: Nutrition 07-27-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By Mark Cotton
Re: Omega-3 Pills

Well said. I agree with alot of that except the "other doctor". But, I do understand your statement. My HDL has been as low as zero. Yea, that's right. ZERO! After alot of Omega-3's and a VERY...
Forum: Nutrition 07-27-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By Mark Cotton
Re: Omega-3 Pills

Yea. My HDL is very low. I should also state that he has me on Lovaza twice a day. He wants these in addition to the prescription.

-Mark
Forum: Nutrition 07-27-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By Mark Cotton
Omega-3 Pills

My doctor has recommended that I take Omega-3 tabs every day twice daily.

I take 25 gel caps (1200 mgs each) a day. Thirteen in the morning with breakfast and twelve a night prior to bed time. ...
Forum: Injuries 05-29-2008, 02:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,209
Posted By Mark Cotton
Re: Golf Elbow

What has helped me alot is me massaging the area. I find the ulnar nerve in the cubital tunnel and start massaging it working my way up as far as I can follow it into the armpit. I do this several...
Forum: Nutrition 05-24-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,870
Posted By Mark Cotton
Re: What do you think of Ezekiel bread?

It's bloody expensive! But, it is a good choice.
Forum: Nutrition 05-24-2008, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,223
Posted By Mark Cotton
Re: Coffee before breakfast

Geez....as if things in this world aren't bad enough. The way I make coffee here at home would mean that I'm walking around in a self induced diabetic insulin shock. I take 1/3 cup of turkish...
Forum: Injuries 05-23-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,209
Posted By Mark Cotton
Re: Golf Elbow

I have a pro football player who is a client. I train him and a couple of his buddies outside in a park/playground. I use alot of self made equipment. One of those are two 50# duffel bags. There...
Forum: Injuries 05-20-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,209
Posted By Mark Cotton
Golf Elbow

Hi

I have injured the soft tissue in my left elbow. The orthopedic surgeon that saw me (elbow/shoulder specialist) said that there was nothing to do for this. despite my plea for a cortisone shot...
Forum: Exercises 01-07-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,759
Posted By Mark Cotton
Re: Substitute for Bench Press?

Those aren't too challenging----right? :yikes:
Forum: Nutrition 10-25-2007, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By Mark Cotton
Re: The Oz And Roizen Diet

I would appreciate it if you would give me your opinion on what is good and where it falls short. Thanks.
Forum: Nutrition 10-24-2007, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By Mark Cotton
The Oz And Roizen Diet

Has anyone read about or tried this diet? I was thinking about investing in the book. My cousin and I had a discussion about it last night. Both doctors have very strong credentials. Any comments?
Forum: Nutrition 09-24-2007, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,754
Posted By Mark Cotton
Re: optimum health: paleo or zone?

I'm a little confused about following Zone Macronutrients on the Paleo. Or maybe I just don't understand.

If the Zone favors 40/30/30 how can you adapt that to Paleo? Doesn't the Paleo favor...
Forum: Starting 09-16-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,633
Posted By Mark Cotton
Re: "Older" folks considering Crossfit...

I'm going to be 50 in June....Let the young ones have their fun. I'm younger than most of them. Since I revamped my fitness and diet regime I've lost 60 pounds; and now since I started CF I am...
Forum: Nutrition 09-03-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,121
Posted By Mark Cotton
Re: Protein Powder

Designer Whey is probably the best bang for the buck and it's decent. It's good quality, very low in lactose, very low in carbs and low in calories.

Another good alternative in Isopure Zero Carb.
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2007, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mark Cotton
Rope

Hi

I'm looking for a rope to put through the tow hitches on my truck so it can be pulled. My question would be what kind of material should I use and where do I find it?

Oh...and any special way...
Forum: Fitness 08-03-2007, 04:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 21,025
Posted By Mark Cotton
I've been watching this thread for several days,...

I've been watching this thread for several days, but really haven't had the time to respond, but I did want to put in my two cents!

I'm very involved in the bodybuilding world as a trainer...
Forum: Exercises 08-01-2007, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,710
Posted By Mark Cotton
I think the reason we can't do wide with any...

I think the reason we can't do wide with any weight is because our outer backs are limited in strength while our inner backs are much more strong.

The other problem for me, and this also...
Forum: Nutrition 07-31-2007, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,973
Posted By Mark Cotton
I have always been a believer in not working out...

I have always been a believer in not working out on an empty stomach because if you do there is a risk of burning muscle to fuel your workouts. This includes traditional cardio, circuit type training...
Forum: Exercises 07-29-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,710
Posted By Mark Cotton
Here's something I should have added in my...

Here's something I should have added in my original post. I tend to only be able to handle any type of back workout with narrow grips. Whether it is a pull up, lat pull down, seated cable row or...
Forum: Exercises 07-28-2007, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,710
Posted By Mark Cotton
And what about those of us who can't do one...

And what about those of us who can't do one unassisted pull up? Yes, it's true. I train like an animal and can't do one pull up. Am I better off doing lat pull downs as I can do those with no...
Forum: Nutrition 07-28-2007, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,163
Posted By Mark Cotton
I tried glucosamine, but got no relief from it. I...

I tried glucosamine, but got no relief from it. I was on Vioxx before the FDA pulled it from the market---but that's another story---don't get me started.

My doctor switched me to Celebrex, but it...
Forum: Nutrition 07-27-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,163
Posted By Mark Cotton
Every Day: 10,000 mgs of Omega 3 10,000 mgs C...

Every Day:

10,000 mgs of Omega 3
10,000 mgs C
200 Zinc
1200 mgs Red Yeast Rice
1000 mgs Niacin
800 IU E
Forum: Nutrition 07-23-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,387
Posted By Mark Cotton
I think whole milk has more saturated fat than I...

I think whole milk has more saturated fat than I would want to take in.
Forum: Nutrition 07-20-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,977
Posted By Mark Cotton
I really do need to get away from it. You're...

I really do need to get away from it. You're right! OK! Tomorrow morning I start.
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