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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...

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...

MUST READ

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,...

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...

Miso Soup

(serves 6-8) 1 tsp. toasted or regular sesame oil 2-3 green onions, chopped small 4 cups water or stock ¼ cup dark miso 1 Tbsp. tamari soy sauce 1/8 tsp....

The Competitor’s Approach to Losing Fat

I became vegan 13 years ago, gradually transitioning from an obese junk-food vegan to a fit whole foods vegan, losing 75 pounds in the...

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...

Robert’s Post-Workout Power Pudding

Ingredients:  1 cup almond milk 1 cup dates 20 grams of pea protein powder 10 grams of rice protein powder ¼ cup hemp seeds ...

Finding Motivation & Determination

The dedication required to become an athlete can be rather egregious if diligent maintenance hasn't been adhered to. Many will strive for excellence in...

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...

Baked Potato or Turnip Fries

6-8 medium white potatoes or small white turnips, peeled or unpeeled Natural Oil Sea Salt Preheat the oven to 350-375 degrees F. Chop the vegetable into french...
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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...

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...

Healthy Fats

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

My Different Approaches to Nutrition

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

Training Articles

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...

Meals & Recipes

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...
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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...

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...

Baked Potato or Turnip Fries

6-8 medium white potatoes or small white turnips, peeled or unpeeled Natural Oil Sea Salt Preheat the oven to 350-375 degrees F. Chop the vegetable into french...