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Why I Love Bodybuilding – by Derek Tresize

So you're considering becoming a bodybuilder, or maybe you are one already. There are many fantastic aspects about living a bodybuilding lifestyle, just as...

Bodybuilding Basics

To be a successful bodybuilder, you need to first start with the basics and be patient and allow your progress to take place. You...

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Whole-Foods Weight-Gain Shake

Gaining weight and muscle mass is something many vegan athletes strive for, especially if they are beginning a bodybuilding program and are not sure...

Two Tips to Improve Your Next Workout

We've all had bad workouts – days when our energy is down from lack of sleep or a hectic schedule, our motivation isn't there,...

Vegan Diet

A vegan diet is not too much unlike a non-vegan diet; they both come down to proteins, carbohydrates, fats, non-essential amino acids, essential amino...

Greek Spaghetti

Serves 3-4 16oz. Spaghetti 4 Garlic Cloves 3 T. Oil 2 T. Bragg's or Tamari 1 Onion, sliced in half moons 4 Roma Tomatoes, cubed 1 Red Pepper, sliced in strips 1...

Beautiful Banana Bread

(makes one large loaf) Dry Ingredients 2 cups kamut flour or 11/4 cups whole-wheat flour and ¾ cup whole-wheat pastry or unbleached white flour. 3-4 tsp. no-alum...

What Makes Bodybuilding So Hard?

I always hear people talk about how “hard” bodybuilding is. What do you think is the hardest or most difficult aspect of the sport,...

Train With Higher Frequency for Faster Gains

In the bodybuilding and fitness world there are an infinite number of ways to structure an exercise program and achieve results. There are dozens...

Why I Love Bodybuilding – by Derek Tresize

So you're considering becoming a bodybuilder, or maybe you are one already. There are many fantastic aspects about living a bodybuilding lifestyle, just as...

Tips for Carving Out Your Summer 6-Pack Abs

It's commonly said that "abs are made in the kitchen", "abs are 80% diet, 20% exercise," and so on and so forth. But, what does...
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Dietary Protein – How Much Is Optimal For Longevity?

In my last two articles, I've first discussed how a recent study revealed the risk of a...

Are Plant Proteins “Complete”?

A recent study illustrating that too much protein can reduce your life span prompted me...

Healthy Fats

Obesity is rampant in America, as most of us are well aware, as well as...

Four Tips to Thrive on a Plant-Based Diet

There are many misconceptions of a plant-based diet. From a simple lack of variety and...

My Different Approaches to Nutrition

Most of my articles here on VeganBodybuilding.com have been technical, but I’d like to get...

Training Articles

How I Got Started in Bodybuilding

Ever since I was a little kid, I was fascinated with larger than life muscle Gods like He-Man and professional wrestlers such as Hulk...

Meals & Recipes

Vegan Pizza

Yields one large pizza Cheesy Topping 1/3 C. Oil 1 lb. Tofu 4 T. Nutritional Yeast 4 T. Water 1/3 C. VeganRella 2 T. Bragg's or Tamari Dough 1 Active Dry Yeast Packet 2...
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Total Body-Mass Routine

Some of the most frequent questions I get as a vegan trainer are about how to gain muscle. My first answers are always diet...

Vegan Power Training

Let's face it - not everyone is built the same. Looking through bodybuilding magazines, we see endless routines that promise massive amounts of size...

Periodize to Maximum

As a professional bodybuilder, it is important to me to take the constructive (and sometimes not so constructive) criticisms and feedback from judges and...