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6 Tips for Consistency

Happy Vernal Equinox, all! Spring is in the air, and winter is slowly loosening its grip upon NYC, allowing for a little warmer weather!...

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...

MUST READ

Robert Cheeke & Nimia Delgado – Generation V Podcast

I sat down with the most popular vegan bodybuilder in the world these days, Nimai Delgado, for a 1 hour and 21 minute conversation...

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 Bodybuilding is NOT an Oxymoron

If there is a question vegans hear more than any other, it is, How do you get your protein? I often respond by asking...

How do you create your Training Schedule?

What is your current training split and what factors determine how you select your training schedule? Right now I am following a four-day training split. On...

Why Vegan? by Derek Tresize

There are many reasons why someone might decide to 'go vegan', or radically change the way they eat based on something they've learned or...

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...

Confidence is the Name of the Game

What is preventing you from living the life that you dream of? What is stopping you from taking a risk, moving to a new...

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burger

Yields 12-15 burgers 2 T. Oil 2 Onions (medium), diced 4 Garlic Cloves, minced 2 Carrots, grated finely 2 C. Black Beans (cooked) 10 Sun-Dried Tomatoes, (soaked in hot water...

Molasses and Beans Hot Pot

(Serves 6-8) 2 cups dry pinto beans 3/4 -1 cup molasses or sorghum ¾ cup natural ketchup 2 large onions, chopped 3-4 Tbsp. tamari soy sauce ½ tsp. dry mustard ½-1...

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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...

Are Plant Proteins “Complete”?

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

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...

Training Articles

Don’t be a Cardioholic

I love shaking things up a bit, so I wanted to bust some myths about cardio! Cardiovascular activity, or “cardio” for short, seems to be...

Meals & Recipes

Teriyaki Vegetable Rice

Serves 6-8 Teriyaki Sauce 2 T. Fresh Ginger, grated or 1 T. Ginger Powder 6 Garlic Cloves, minced 2 T. Sesame Oil 3 C. Pineapple-Papaya Juice ½ C. Tamari 2 t....
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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...

How do I get rid of my gut?

Rob, I have always been kind of big, in high school I was a lineman in football. At one time I weighed 198 and I...

Beginning Bodybuilding

Before you begin a bodybuilding program, you should take a moment to determine what your goals are. That answer will guide you to the...