In the protein-crazy, youth-dominated world of bodybuilding, high-carb vegan competitor Crissi Carvalho is proving that not only can vegans build and maintain muscle, but they can also do so in a manner that’s sustainable and healthy.
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Defensive lineman David Carter was a meat-eating, milk-guzzling, BBQ-loving football player. About the furthest from vegan you could find. Then he saw a documentary and everything changed.
Protein is a major concern for most bodybuilders and, judging by the amount of times we’re asked about it, one would assume most vegans. So a vegan bodybuilder who doesn’t even track his protein is quite an anomaly.
When you have a serious health scare, you can take it head on and change your habits, or keep heading towards destruction. Facing ill health in her 30’s Crissi Carvalho turned her life around, went vegan, and became a successful fitness model all in her 40's!
Gaining weight, and in particular muscle mass, as a vegan is often a great concern for those considering a plant-based diet. In this interview, vegan bodybuilder Derek Tresize shares his bodybuilding meal plan to show you how to get serious gains on plants!
When you hear about the darker side of bodybuilding, it’s usually about steroids and substance abuse. But there’s an aspect of appearance-based competing more seldom addressed: that of body image, body dysmorphia, and the psychological toll they can take.
Anytime a vegan is a highly-accomplished strength or physique athlete, there is the inevitable "explanation" that their gains were achieved prior to being vegan and maintained as a vegan. Bodybuilder Torre Washington made his epic gains on plants.
When it comes to marathon, ultramarathons, and similar endurance sports, what you eat is absolutely key. When it come to endurance running in the plant-eating community, No Meat Athlete is a familiar name and go-to resource.
Ever wondered what an ultra-athlete eats? How about a vegan ultra-athlete? Or even a vegan ultra-athlete with an advanced degree in nutrition? Well in this video you’ll hear from Registered Dietitian Matt Ruscigno
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Who says a rockin’ vegan body can’t turn minds and hearts along with heads? Vegan bikini pro competitor Samantha Shorkey is ethically vegan and uses her body as a weapon against outdated vegan stereotypes.
Have you ever wondered how a vegan, plant-based diet affects athletic performance? Can athletes maintain demanding training without eating animal products? Anne-Marie Campbell from Meat Free Athlete shares her experience
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In the protein-crazy, youth-dominated world of bodybuilding, high-carb vegan competitor Crissi Carvalho is proving that not only can vegans build and maintain muscle, but they can also do so in a manner that’s sustainable and healthy.Read more about Vegan Fitness Model Wins Arnold Classic At 42!!
Defensive lineman David Carter was a meat-eating, milk-guzzling, BBQ-loving football player. About the furthest from vegan you could find. Then he saw a documentary and everything changed.Read more about 300 lb VEGAN NFL Football Player?! | David Carter Interview
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Are vegan health claims dangerous to the overall vegan message? In this follow-up to my last interview with Registered Dietitian Matt Ruscigno, we discuss the often exaggerated claims about the health benefits of a vegan diet.Read more about The Dangers of Vegan Health Claims | Matt Ruscigno Returns