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    Senior Member mattblan's Avatar
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    I'm complete.

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    Matt makes me sound special hah.

    Matt is right, I use an empi NMES unit, there are alot of cheaper ones out there that do the same job. I acutally cut down on my stimming of my abs because I've been getting pretty bad electrical burns that don't form right away so I don't even realize its happening, it starts out as alittle red dot then in a few days its massive!

    So i havn't stimmed my abs in about 3 months and they havn't lost definition.

    I use a medicine ball alot while i'm sitting at the computer, you can put your hand on a table infront of you to keep your balance and lift up with your other arm, that really hits your mid section.

    Also if you get good you can try to hold the ball out infront of you without hanging onto anything but you have to have strong lower back muscles as well which i'm lacking at the moment.

    Also I'm on a low fat diet, i'll eat a f ton of carbs/protien/sugar, doesn't matter, I just stay away from calories from fat. I still eat fat but not a ton, I do about 10-15 grams of fat a day.

    But this is if your going lean and mean look, if you want to get built big your going to have to eat fat as well just as matt has posted.

    goodluck!

    NOTE: if you are going to buy a NMES unit, try it out first, if your complete it might not work, everyone is different though.
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    Having a complete injury does not preclude you from FES/NMES. I hate it when everyone mixes this up because all the completes end up thinking stimulation isn't an option. You guys always confuse completes with denervation ie people that have nerve damage from T-12 injuries. For a little perspective, the FES trial im in only wants complete injuries.

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    Thanks for the encouragement Matt.

    Mr. Coffee hey can you help a guy out with some tips on loosing the midsection. I'm doing what I can and I'm putting muscle mass back on in my arms, shoulders, chest and back, just can't seem to get rid of the mid section. What's FES Stimulation? Any advise will help seeing that I hear you are the man to keep up with. Thanks in advance

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    Looking great, Matt! Sounds like you feel good too, you sound peppy. Way to go!

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    Great work, kewl pics. Thanks for sharing.

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    Mr. Coffee hey can you help a guy out with some tips on loosing the midsection. I'm doing what I can and I'm putting muscle mass back on in my arms, shoulders, chest and back, just can't seem to get rid of the mid section. What's FES Stimulation? Any advise will help seeing that I hear you are the man to keep up with. Thanks in advanc
    Well everyone is different but what I started to do is really focus on porotion control. I soon found out I can't eat as much as I could before sci in 1 sitting. You shouldn't eat until you feel full you should eat small portions and alot of them throughout the day, that way your stomach doesn't get distended right off the bat and you feel like shit the rest of the day.

    I also focused on eating low fat foods, but high protien. Such as Turkey/Ham/Tuna/Egg beaters (99% fat free), fat free milk, beef jerky <-- excellent source of protien and very low fat, fish, shrimp, lean steak; fat free yogurt.

    Also I would stay away from "bulky foods" such as bananna's, breads that are thick, such as hoggies, I would instead eat whole grain or 7 grain breads, or honey weap wraps (low fat).

    For salads, fat free italian dress, put all the veggies you want on that sucker, top it off with some ham or turkey or both, and eat up.

    Yes its bland but it works. You can have a nice sandwitch and a very low fat one that is high in protien. Ditch the Mayo, ditch the cheese, and use mustard/merical whip(light).

    Once I got the quad gut down to a reasonable size I then focused on using e-stim. You can purchase an NMES unit online. There are several out there. Just Google NMES units. I also posted alot of threads on this forum about NMES units. I use an Empi NMES unit.


    After getting the gut down to a size I liked it and I started seeing my abs come back I started eating foods with fat, i recently started eating cheese again, o how i Love it. I will somtimes go out and eat a a whrap at arby's that has i'm sure a load of mayo on it.

    On the down side, I wasn't able to control my cravings of sweets, when I got depressed or stressed out I would eat and eat and eat and make myself feel even worse. So I devloped a small eating disorder. Anytime I eat chocolate/coookies/brownies/ice cream/ anything that is high in fat and yummy....

    I chew it up and spit it out but swallow alittle, and it fools my body into thinking I just ate that ice cream with chocolate chip cookies crushed up on top but when infact I ate very little of it and I feel quite satsified afterwards. I've been doing it for about eh, a year now and it keeps me from going crazy. (again I don't recommend this to anyone)


    Matt:
    I didn't realize it worked like that, thanks for the info!
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    Thanks for the tips Mr. Coffee I'm going to give this a try and see if I can get back where I use to be and even better

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    Mr. Coffee what's a reasonable price to pay for a NMES Unit

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    Matt.

    I am a T5 complete and work out on a BowFlex everyday for my shoulders and arms. I am interested into know what ab stim you have. I need all the help I can get in that area. At 50 years old (july 2005) when I had my accident the surgeon said he has never seen a guy with a six pack and said that if not for my physical condition I would not have live. So now I want at least a "2 pack" .

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