I've been a lurker for the longest time (been following TC since MM2K [when i was about 16] & T-Nation since 1998) without contributing much. My main motivations to start posting now are, of course, to be able to participate in the future initial batches of new aupplements like I3G, & that i also have much more time at work to read/post. I never thought i would ever post in this Over 35 forum, but here i am...
But first, a little background:
Demographics: I'm located halfway across the world in Singapore, South East Asia, not sure whether any of you know of this place! I'd think the reason you'd have heard of Singapore would be because Las Vegas Sands set up a casino in our business district? It's called the Marina Bay Sands. Main supplement stores are GNCs & Nature's Farms, where they sell mainly Twinlab products.
Medical condition: Diagnosed with mild kidney failure in 1995, & underwent a successful transplant in May 2005 (from my Mum, lucky me!). Currently on medications like Prednisolone, Valsartan, Prazosin, Pravastatin, Mycophenolate Mofetil, Cotrimoxazole, Amlodipine & CiclosporinA (immune suppressants) for life.
Training: Been training since 1992, but falling off the wagon now & then... Had tried Chad Waterbury's programs, as well as Charles Poliquin's, Charles Staley's EDT etc & got from an initial pre-transplant weight of 58kg to a high of 82kg (previous high was 72kg). Currently hovering at 78kg.
Velocity Diet: Tried it out in March 2009, in a bid to slim myself down in order to climb the highest mountain in the region (Mt Kinabalu in Sabah). Only supplement missing was HRX (replaced it with AlphaMale + Se7en), as it interferes with my meds (tried it out previously). This got me from 80kg to 70kg in 4 weeks (20lbs). I thought it was impressive, though i seemed to have lost more muscle mass than i preferred. I put it down to not taking HRX as prescribed.
Lifestyle diet: Have been following the Low Carb/Carb Cycling diet for the past 5 years, with a focus on whole foods such as eggs, stir-fried veges, steamed fish etc.
Supplements: My staples include Flameout, Superfood (both of which i'm IV-dripping my Wife/parents as well), MD Low Carb, Grow! Whey, but if I can afford, I'll also take Alpha Male, Power Drive, Spike, & had just ordered Receptormax.
I hope to contribute more after this post, & hey, if you guys happen to drop by this tiny red dot, maybe i can show you around!