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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...

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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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...

Do Women Need Specialized Diets and Workouts?

Derek Tresize and I have been working on a book about competition preparation as a vegan. The writing is nearly done, it’s been edited...

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...

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...

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,...

Never Give In

As I type this, it’s the night of February 27, 2014. The Reebok CrossFit Games Open has officially started. At 5:00 PM PST, they...

My Different Approaches to Nutrition

Most of my articles here on VeganBodybuilding.com have been technical, but I’d like to get personal for my last featured article as a sponsored...

Lean and Green Salad

With the various protein sources, and the complex carbohydrates from the lentils, this meal is ideal about two hours post workout. 2-3 Cups Mixed...

Another Description of Veganism

The following is an excerpt from Vegan Vittles written by Joanne Stepaniak, M.S.Ed. Simply stated, veganism is the conviction and practice of compassionate living. Although this...

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Are Plant Proteins “Complete”?

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

My Different Approaches to Nutrition

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

Healthy Fats

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

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...

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...

Training Articles

Spring into Shape in the Great Outdoors

You know the feeling. You realize it’s time to put away the coat, scarf and gloves and all other clothing remnant of the winter...

Meals & Recipes

Mushroom and Tomato Stuffed Peppers

(Serves 6-12) 1 cup brown rice or millet 1-2 Tbsp. natural oil 2 small or medium onions, chopped ½ lb. (225g) mushrooms, sliced 1 tsp. each sea salt and...
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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...

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...

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...