Name: Rando Lüll
Year of Birth: 1987
Birthplace: Paide, Estonia
Current Residence: Kristiansand, Norway
Sports: Bodybuilding, martial arts, tricking.
Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions you have.
I am born in Estonia and have been living in Norway since year 2000. I have worked in several fields, but mostly in sales.
My hobbies are film-making, singing, martial arts, bodybuilding, motorcycle riding, and technology.
My passions are philosophy, health, animals, music and film making.
Why did you become vegan?
I came to follow a vegan diet in year 2008. First it was because of the pain and suffering far too many animals have to go through. And then as I read more, saw more documentaries and experienced more, I came to see the health benefits of it and the huge environmental effects this will have when more and more people change their diet over to a more “natural” one.
When and why did you become interested in fitness?
Since I can remember.
When I was 3 years I could do 10 push-ups, and I remember it well.
I trained mostly running as a kid, and when I was 12 I took up Karate.
Since then I have trained in Karate, tae kwon do, boxing, and more recently in the last years I have trained tricking. (look it up on youtube.)
But in the middle of it all I have always been interested in the art of sculpting the body.
I am young still and have long term goals in this particular art.
So there is much to look forward to.
How would you describe your nutrition program?
I eat mostly raw food and will eat a 100% raw diet again very soon.
When it comes to what I eat, I try and follow my body. It says what it wants and doesn't.
And as favorite food stuffs, I can mention radish, fava beans, broccoli, bananas, dadels, tomatoes, hazel nuts, home grown green peas, avocados.
How would you describe your training program?
I value first of all body-weight exercises like different push-up variations, different grips on pull-ups, one leg squats, situps on a decline bench, back extensions, handstand push-ups, jumping rope and running.
When I train weigths I focus on big exercises like front squats, back squats, dead lifts, bench press variations, back rows with dumbells and military presses.
Other than that I train in Martial Arts like boxing and Tae Kwon Do.
I also do some gymnastics; some basic flips and twists.
I train these different typer of exercises at different times and I ofen combine them also.
Other than that I train what feels right on the fitting day. I listen to what my body tells me.
What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
The stupid ones every vegan knows about.
- That vegan diet is poor in protein. (Come on!!!)
- That a vegan diet is poor in nutrition in general. ( I mean, really?! What?)
- That the vegan diet is hard to follow. ( It is really up to an individuals priorities.)
- That a vegan diet is crazy. ( like eating a dead animals corpse and body parts isn't?)
- That it is something new and it will pass as a fad. ( On the contrary, it has been around for thousands of years, it has merely been rediscovered and re-analyzed. )
- etc etc etc...
What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with veganism or training?
Do you have any other thoughts you’d like to share?
When it comes to both of these, you have to be honest with yourself and ask why?
When you know your why, you will be more likely to follow through with it and continue growing as a person.
Other than that I suggest you give it your honest effort.
Expect to fail in any efforts within life.
This is what makes you grow and step on to the next plateau.
This is important. This here is one way of making a change in the world. Simply by eating differently.
Think about that.
We are in charge of our own health, and we are supposed to be the protectors of the nature and animals, not the opposite.