Name: GORD DUNBAR
Year of Birth: 1986
Weight: currently 170lbs, .but have goals to get to 195lbs
Birthplace: Victoria B.C Canada
Current Residence: Dawson Creek B.C Canada
Sports: Weight training, Climbing, Running, Martial Arts, Basketball, Soccer any
sport really! Whatever keeps me fit and healthy
1100lb leg press for 4 reps
250lb bench press
275lb squat for 5 reps
I have run 30km, 40km, and 50km runs, as well as biked the same distance, and have done
2000 push-ups in a 90 min period!
Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions
I do construction for a living, love to build homes, my hobbies, lol my main hobbies
are nutrition, working out, learning daily! Martial arts, camping, always joking and
having fun, to have my own gym and nutrition spa retreat one day.
Why did you become vegan?
Why not be a vegan! I was a vegetarian for 17 years. I have huge passion towards
all animals, the planet, the bettering of life, inner peace, with one self. Once I became a
vegan I felt better that I wasn’t consuming milk products, knowing
how they all get treatedand as well being more fit and feeling healthier,
having more energy.
When and why did you become interested in fitness?
I was always very active as a young kid, my dad was a power lifter. I had 3 older
we always loved to test each other, and it made me healthier!
How would you describe your nutrition program?
I eat for Mass, so that means to have a higher calorie intake, but good calories,
500lb raw deadlift
600lb rack lift
Eat complete protein at every meal and snack, so I maintain a positive amino acid and
protein count in my body so my muscles keep growing and getting stronger! Consume
a healthy amount of essential fatty acids to maintain brain, and cardio health, as well
as muscle endurance. Eat a good amount of complex carbohydrates, fiber, probiotics,
greens to maintain positive alkalinity. It'simportant to be alkaline, muscles love to
be alkaline, they grow better that way. Drink at least 1 gallon of ph correct filtered
water daily, eat lots of fruit and veggies, (raw) to get enzymes (cooked means no
enzymes, unless on extremely low heat), and the fruit to get all the antioxidants vitamins
and minerals. Live, love, laugh!
How would you describe your training program?
Very intense, I have been training since I was 11. Usually I will train 5 days a week, but
there has been times I have trained 7 days a week for a period of time to shock my
body(muscle confusion). I alternate between light weeks and heavy weeks, on my light
weeks I train with lighter weight for more reps to get the muscle endurance, strengt and
chiseled look, on my very heavy weeks I train heavy for low reps, to get the raw power
and super-human strength... doing many different exercises from all ranges of motion, never
allowing my body to get used to any one workout, always changing the reps, sets the intensity,
the timing, duration of how long I workout for, the days I workout, and the exercises I do.
What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
to make sure I am getting enough protein, I consume my own mix of pea protein, hemp
protein, sprouted brown rice protein, pumpkin seed protein, chia seed, maca. I take udo’s oil for my essential fatty acids, an extra greens concentrate to make sure I am
always in a alkaline state, a no supplement, pure creatine monohydrate, tribulis, and a
How do people react when they find out you are vegan?
They are quite surprised! They think I am lying to them, they can’t believe I am vegan.
What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
That vegans are unfit, very skinny, not strong, malnourished, that we don’t have a
balanced diet of meat, meat, .and more meat!!!
Have you had success in promoting veganism / vegetarianism to others? If so, how did you
go about it?
I usually walk into stores with a muscle shirt on, so when I am getting all my
veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds, grains, vegan products, they say to me, "you must
workout", and ask where my meat is. I reply back, "no meat, I am a vegan", and they
are so surprised! But where I live there is a lot of health-conscious people. They
respectfully ask about the diet and how I get all my nutrition and protein from, I politely tell them, making them feel comfortable how I go about my diet. It’s all about being
respectful, it can be a sensitive subject to a lot of people, so as long as the conversation
remains light, and making them feel comfortable, and not feeling shot down, they
remain interested in my opinion.
I tell them as a whole society, no matter where you
live, most of us are used to the SAD diet! Health is a matter of choice, you should build it one
meal at a time, make the changes gradual. I find that for a lot of people, if changes go too quick
they get scared or non interested, so they should make changes gradual and consistant, and learn from
a variety of people. There is so much information now, that there is way better chance
at the changes having a lasting affect! And have fun with it, if things are fun, we
will stay with it,
What do you think the most important aspect of training is?
Consistancy! Staying with it, but hey if it is made fun and there is great enjoyment out
of it, then it’s easier to do that.
What do you like best about being vegan?
Having a lower impact on the environment! No harming of any animals, being at peace with
oneself, having more profound energy and a extreme sense of well being, and the fact that
since I have been vegan, with my weight training, I have been able to gain more weight than
I have before, it’s truly amazing.
What do you like best about being fit?
What I have gotten out of it, keeps me healthy, gives me a more positive attitude, being
strong, not just muscles haha, but strong in all situations of life, having a strong mind and
What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with training?
Have patience! I can’t say that enough. Anything that is real good quality, takes
time. Don’t take shortcuts, you will only hurt yourself! Be happy, have fun with
it, make every workout energizing and fun. That way, you will have consistency and
stick with it, leave your ego at the door, don’t go too heavy or extremely insane on your
workouts. It takes time to get to an advanced or elite trainer, always have respect and
learn, life is a huge learning process, we will never stop learning. Be open to everything.
What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan?
Take time, if you can make the changes quick and stay with it, awesome, but if not, do
your best and forget the rest. Build one meal at a time, slowly incorporating new things
into your diet, and instead of guessing, Now there is a massive wealth of information out
their, lots of support and websites, Veganbodybuilding.com is one of them.
What motivates you in life?
Always having passion, being a positive person, helping thy neighbor, try to live life at
the fullest, keeping healthy, having fun, live life at 90 percent, 10 percent of life is
situations that we can’t control and 90 percent is how we all react to them! Keep fit and have fun!
What do you think of veganbodybuilding.com? Has it helped or inspired you?
Yes, it has helped a whole bunch, there is so much positive information, I am just part of the
site now, a super great bunch of people, and a total kick ass site to belong too, thanks