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Offline Force1

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2007, 06:53:27 PM »
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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2007, 07:01:21 PM »
Wow! is all I can say at the moment@Force.



Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

Offline Force1

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2007, 07:11:07 PM »
Wow! is all I can say at the moment@Force.





Thank you, im hanging in there for an old guy.

I raise my glass of geritol to all us old guys.

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2007, 07:22:50 PM »
Raising my protein shake as you drink your geritol -- not that you need it. Though I do need my shake -- I'm a scrawny lad (5'8", 140ish) trying to gain a little more muscle mass.
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2007, 07:31:37 PM »
Final question to Ford and others: where does ab training fit in to your routines?
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2007, 07:40:54 PM »
I do abs on my workout days except legs day-- I'm just too exhausted after working legs. I mix it with the abs making sure I'm getting the entire ab area. Some days I'll do hanging leg raises, some days the abs machines, some days the Swiss ball and some just old fashioned crunches.

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2007, 07:42:05 PM »
Terrific back and glutes Force1!

Offline Force1

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2007, 08:24:09 PM »
Final question to Ford and others: where does ab training fit in to your routines?

I would like to put 2cents worth in on this.

Abdominal to me is also core training. I guess the best way to describe it is using a stabalizer exercise.

Kettlebell and modified weights with foot work.

Training with a scottish hammer will give some a hammer belly. Its a little extra bulge just under the chest plate.




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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2007, 06:33:19 PM »
Okay, so I ordered a regulation posing suit for this bodybuilding competition... total banana hammock! I knew this thing would be small but this is like Victoria's Secret. No wonder bodybuilders shave, you can't have pubes and wear this thing. It is hands down the gayest thing I have ever put on, and that's saying a lot! The thought of being on a stage in this thing is giving me palpitations.

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« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2007, 06:36:22 PM »
Okay, so I ordered a regulation posing suit for this bodybuilding competition... total banana hammock! I knew this thing would be small but this is like Victoria's Secret. No wonder bodybuilders shave, you can't have pubes and wear this thing. It is hands down the gayest thing I have ever put on, and that's saying a lot! The thought of being on a stage in this thing is giving me palpitations.

Ahem. Pics please. Here and on the porn thread. Speaking of bananas, you might want post there soon, so as to get the coveted 9 inch spot.  ;)
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #60 on: January 22, 2007, 07:58:44 PM »
You don't want to see a pic. Let's just say the banana hammock has a different effect when it is on a smooth, tan, ripped 21-year-old than a hairy, pasty, soft 41-year-old.

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #61 on: January 22, 2007, 08:27:57 PM »
You don't want to see a pic. Let's just say the banana hammock has a different effect when it is on a smooth, tan, ripped 21-year-old than a hairy, pasty, soft 41-year-old.

You're not getting off so easy. Hairy (which is HOT anyway) and pasty? Everyone please look at the pic posted in reply #17 and back me up on this. PASTY?! So Not.
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #62 on: January 22, 2007, 08:38:16 PM »
This was an interesting reading. I read the whole thing. Ford, I'm just worried about two things here, #1 I would not dare eat anything "raw" like egg yolks, sushi or whatever if it's not cooked. Not good for us hiv + guys, and #2 Beware about that "lie detector" test in case a compromising question related to your lack of fat comes up. Keep your eyes and ears wide open and GO FOR IT! :)
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Offline Rhino

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2007, 10:10:10 PM »
Those posing trucks were the final straw for me. There was simply no way I was getting up in front of an auditorium filled with people wearing that thing. Still I wonder what competing would be like.

My intercostals finally healed up and I've hit the weighs with a vengeance. Right now I've lowered the amount of exercises I do per body part and the amount of sets while slowly upping my poundages. Seeing decent results so far.

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #64 on: January 23, 2007, 01:37:29 AM »
This was an interesting reading. I read the whole thing. Ford, I'm just worried about two things here, #1 I would not dare eat anything "raw" like egg yolks, sushi or whatever if it's not cooked. Not good for us hiv + guys, and #2 Beware about that "lie detector" test in case a compromising question related to your lack of fat comes up. Keep your eyes and ears wide open and GO FOR IT! :)

I don't eat raw eggs, meat, sushi, etc. I've been eating egg whites, lots of them, but they are cooked.

As far as lipo and lie detectors, I don't think it will come up. Even if it did I'm not taking any of the banned substances. The lipo is a result of my HIV infection combined with my metabolism and medication. If my lipo gives me an edge, which I don't think it does, my poor nutrient absorption negates it. With the amount of food I'm consuming each day I should have put on a lot more weight.

Speaking of lipo, I'm not sure whether I mentioned it on here but my lipoatrophy seems to be improving somewhat. I'm not sure whether it's the med change last year, the diet or what but my arms and legs, while still veiny, are not like they were a year ago. My partner and I had about the same level of lipo in our legs and now mine look much less veiny in comparison. It's interesting because even though we started with the same virus and have been on similar meds I have lipoatrophy everywhere and he has buffalo hump, back and belly fat. My metabolism has always been on the skinny side and he has always been on the husky side.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2007, 01:49:37 AM by GSOgymrat »

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #65 on: January 23, 2007, 01:41:56 AM »
aren't you going to have to shave the whole body for the competition? And oil it up? Perhaps you can do a practice run, then post that pic~ If you're shy, you can just PM it to me and I'll give you my honest critique ;)

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2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #66 on: January 23, 2007, 02:10:29 AM »
aren't you going to have to shave the whole body for the competition? And oil it up? Perhaps you can do a practice run, then post that pic~ If you're shy, you can just PM it to me and I'll give you my honest critique ;)

Paul (who just can't help himself after that beach pic, sorry)

Okay, here's the deal: because you all are helping me through this process I'll show you the "before" pic I took a couple of weeks ago. When I complete this competition I'll post the "after" all shaved, tanned and oiled in the banana hammock. Until then I'm not going to post any pics of myself. As you can see I just set the camera on the desk, hit the timer and tried my best to pose.


Offline Longislander

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #67 on: January 23, 2007, 02:18:22 AM »
OMG, I wish you could be my personal trainer, I would kill for a bod like that (apparently I can't workout hard enough, but am willing to kill??).  I cannot wait for the next pic, when is the comp-June? Jeez, that's along way off...........

Thanks for the pic, as you can see I am appreciating it immensely! ;)

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2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #68 on: January 23, 2007, 03:32:51 AM »
I think I'm going to print out this thread, or a few pics from it, to help keep me motivated in the ol' gym routine. I've missed the last few sessions, sigh -- laziness coupled with too much weekend socializing. Reading/viewing this thread just makes me want to run to the gym and grab those dumbbells..

Thanks Ford.  :)
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #69 on: January 23, 2007, 05:37:57 AM »
....... a hairy, pasty, soft 41-year-old.

WELL FORD....YOU CERTAINLY HAVE CHANGED MY PERCEPTION OF A HAIRY, PASTY, SOFT 41-YEAR OLD!!

....AND THAT WOULD BE A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER!!

GOOD LUCK....CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE "AFTER" PIC.....

AND DON'T FORGET....I'LL BE VISITING GREENSBORO IN APRIL....I MAY NEED TO DO A R/T VISUAL INSPECTION!!

<WINK & GRIN>

BE WELL....

CRAIG
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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #70 on: January 23, 2007, 05:45:47 AM »
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« Last Edit: February 15, 2007, 09:43:06 AM by carousel »

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #71 on: January 23, 2007, 06:49:54 AM »
That vacation picture--very nice.  I just started working out with a very hot personal trainer and I finally coaxed him into giving me a shirtless picture that I keep for motivation on those days I don't want to leave--remind me of how well worth it is is to...uh workout.

I was just wondering--what are leg press hack squats? 
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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #72 on: January 23, 2007, 07:13:55 AM »
Hack squat machine:



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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #73 on: January 23, 2007, 10:01:48 AM »
Ford, you are in great shape and I am proud of you. I'm very sure you are going to get that body shape you want for the competition. It will not be that difficult from where you already are to the form your trainer wants. The diet change will make the difference. I'm with Paul in his support. ADELANTE! 8)
And do post that pic of the body all oiled up from the competition! ;)
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #74 on: April 09, 2007, 11:32:24 AM »
The bodybuilding saga continues...

I got another assessment from Damian, the guy who judges natural bodybuilding competitions, to advise me on my progress. Overall the experience was encouraging. The gym was very crowded and we had to do this is in a back hallway. I was just in shorts trying to pose and flex, which I recently started practicing. People gathered around to watch and I started to have that panic feeling. I quickly realized I had better get used to it for the competition and pretended the bystanders were not there. I just focused on flexing, which worked surprisingly well. It was still very embarrassing to have all my physical flaws and posing ineptitude announced publicly.

Damian had me do the mandatory poses and then pointed out what I was doing wrong and my strengths and weaknesses. He emphasized that bodybuilding is about creating the illusion of size, symmetry and definition.  He said my chest, shoulders, back and arms look very good although I'm somewhat hollow chested and need to pull my shoulders back farther to compensate. My torso is long and he said I need to hold my hands higher when doing side poses to look thicker up top. My legs have improved (yea!) and look good from the front but my hamstrings are still somewhat flat and look relatively weak compared to my upper body when doing back poses. He said my biggest weakness at this point is my abdominals. He feels my body fat is low enough that my abs should be more distinct. He recommended doing heavily weighted abdominal exercises every other day to make them stand out. I know my waist will become more lean now that I am doing cardio again. He said "I look at you upper body and think 'great' I look at your lower body and think 'pretty good' then I look in the middle and think 'there's not much going on'". I so wanted to say "well let me take these shorts off and see if I can't change your mind!" ;) 

He said I was very strong for a novice and should consider entering the open competition. In spite of his positive comments I still doubt my ability to compete. I look at other guys in the gym and they are much bigger then I am. I just keep telling myself "do the best with what you've got."

Has anyone else here participated in bodybuilding? I would really like to hear from anyone who is HIV+ and has done this.

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #75 on: April 09, 2007, 11:49:30 AM »
i've never had the balls to do the competition so please do it for yourself.  your legs are in great shape which puts you years ahead of most novices who knows you may talk me into it.  oh and slap the guy who told you, you were hollow chested, the top center of your pecs are coming along great.

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #76 on: April 09, 2007, 07:58:11 PM »
GO FOR IT, FORD! I'M WITH YOU!Forget about feeling insecure and dive into the competition no matter what turns up. Who knows, you might get somewhere you didn't expect to. I also get stage fright when I'm in front of more than 20 persons, but hey, after my PMMA facial treatment I now have to stand "in front" of 50 persons tomorrow and give a brief discussion about some work related things. I'm shitting bricks now, but I AM GOING TO DO IT no matter if I stutter which does happen when I get nervous. I'll just take a deep breath, smile and enjoy the atention! My motto now is, "Damn I look good!" ;D

Lol. And by the way, I'm pretty sure there "IS" something going on in the "middle" of your body! ;)
« Last Edit: April 09, 2007, 08:01:00 PM by Catman »
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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #77 on: April 09, 2007, 08:06:34 PM »
I'm sure you will do great with your presentation. Good luck!

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #78 on: April 09, 2007, 11:32:41 PM »
WOW YOU LOOK GREAT...

ive somewhat hit a rut in the gym and cant get any more weight on the bench press or chest exercises....dont know what to do to change that (other than try to eat more i guess and maybe ill get stronger)....

but according to the "fat mearuring scale" it says im 15-17% bodyfat so i guess i need to do some more cardio also lol (although i swear the scale lies).....

What exercises do you do for chest.tricep (i think that was your combo) day?

-josh
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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #79 on: April 10, 2007, 06:27:19 PM »
 Hey Ford:
         I did get through the anouncements I made today at work. I got a little nervous, I did stutter just a little, and my mouth did go dry a lot (that was the worst, and I could have drank a gallon of Gatorade) but in spite of it all I made it through pretty good and got good vibes by the people. So now you do the same and just repeat-"Damn my body is HOT!" And show them what you've got stud!...and also show us fans here on this forum! :P

PS(Thanks for sharing this "training" experience with us. Keep us updated, please.)
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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #80 on: April 10, 2007, 07:55:04 PM »
I think this is the photo he is referring to. Ford goes native in a $3 Brazillian bikini. I have tried the EAS shakes and they are good if a little pricey.


Damn Ford! I'd be grabbing for my camera if I saw you walking on the beach.  :P You're incredibly sexy!
Jeff
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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #81 on: April 10, 2007, 08:01:20 PM »
So now you do the same and just repeat-"Damn my body is HOT!"

I think I'll take your advice, with an AbFab twist, and repeat "I am THIN and GORGEOUS!" :D

Very happy your presentation went well!

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #82 on: April 10, 2007, 08:04:56 PM »

What exercises do you do for chest.tricep (i think that was your combo) day?

-josh
(who wants to gain 10-15 more pounds without them being flab)

On chest/tricep day I am doing 3 sets of 6-10 reps of
flat dumbell press
inclined dumbell press
inclined dumbell fly
inclined machine fly
tricep pulley pulldowns
close grip barbell press
tricep machine

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #83 on: April 10, 2007, 08:37:07 PM »
you dont have the same veiny thing I had or the same lipo.  Man, I fucked on this deal.

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #84 on: April 10, 2007, 09:27:34 PM »
Oh I have the veiny thing going on. It doesn't show well in that picture but depending on how dehydrated I am my legs look like a road map. I do think the lipo has slightly improved in my arms and legs since I switched meds 1 1/2 years ago.

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #85 on: April 11, 2007, 06:58:29 PM »
I think I'll take your advice, with an AbFab twist, and repeat "I am THIN and GORGEOUS!" :

Ha,ha! That's the spirit, dude!

And by the way, I also have those "road maps" especially on the inside of my thighs :-\. I don't even wear bathing suits unless they reach my knees. I do like the veins on my arms, though. I'm a nurse's delight when it's time to draw blood. She can find my main vein even with a blindfold on.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2007, 06:27:40 PM by Catman »
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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #86 on: April 11, 2007, 07:19:01 PM »
What are you protein sources dude? If I eat one more steamed chicken breast or scrambled egg white I think I'm gonna barf!  :P :-X :P :-X

Thanks for that hack squat pic. I thought I was the only one that made that face.

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Re: Personal trainer
« Reply #87 on: April 11, 2007, 10:32:23 PM »
... It is hands down the gayest thing I have ever put on, and that's saying a lot! The thought of being on a stage in this thing is giving me palpitations.

Funny, that thought is giving me palpitations too ;)

Congrats on the training, progress and the guts to compete.  In my previous life I had a trainer and he pushed me to work out much harder than I ever did on my own.  I wish I could afford it now.  I've let myself go and haven't been to the gym since just after diagnosis.   I know it would be good, but my energy level has been low lately.

 
Apr 28/06 cd4 600 vl 10,600 cd% 25
Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
Mar 7/10 cd4 710 vl 1,076 cd% 21
Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
Jul 17/11 cd4 960 vl <40 cd%33
April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
April 20/12 Switched to Viramune + Truvada
Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
Oct 19 cd4 1,110 vl <40 cd% 41

 


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