Name: Glenn Cook
Birthplace: Greensboro, N.C.
Current Residence: Greensboro, N.C.
Sports: Triathlon, duathlon, cycling and mountain bike racing
Why did you become vegan?
Ethical reasons, I watched videos on youtube and did some reading. I thought my sole could use some cleansing and my karma as well. Took myself out of the “meat market”
When and why did you become interested in fitness?
I was overweight and unhealthy. I was trying to mountain bike race but was failing.
How would you describe your nutrition program?
Lots of raw unsalted mixed nuts. I’ve been vegan over two years and for some reason I have eaten broccoli almost everyday. I love Sunshine burgers.
How would you describe your training program?
10-15 hours per week. 4-5 swims, 4-5 runs, 6 bikes per week
What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
A vegan multi vitamin
What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
We are week, and weird. My mother introduces me as, “ my son, he eats weird”
What do you think the most important aspect of fitness is?
What do you like best about being vegan?
How I feel inside and out. Great!
What do you like best about being fit?
Sleep well, I get to eat a lot . People asking me, “you don’t eat meat?”
What are your strengths as an athlete?
Cycling, and for some reason I can do a lot of push-ups
What advice do you have for vegan athletes who are just starting out?
Get B12, check the message boards
What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan?
Try meat free for a week. See how you feel.
What motivates you to continue to be a successful vegan athlete?
Racing well and finishing at the top showing others it can be done
How has the website www.veganbodybuilding.com helped or inspired you?
When I started I thought I was the only one. Great to see different kinds of vegan athletes.
Is there anything else you would like to add about your vegan fitness lifestyle?
Am I nuts? No powered by nuts though.