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Name: mike zigomanis
Year of Birth: 1981
Height: 6’
Weight: 200 lbs
Birthplace: toronto
Current Residence: toronto
Sports: hockey

Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions you have
Play professional hockey for a living. Hobbies include: golf, yoga, guitar, cooking. Passions: run hockey schools for kids, charity work

Why did you become vegan?
Health reasons

When and why did you become interested in fitness?
At a young age, hockey is a very demanding sport where fitness is vital to success.

How would you describe your nutrition program?
Very strict- lots of home cooking, variety of foods, Vega supplementation

How would you describe your training program?
Intense- 5-6 days per week: strength training, plyometrics, conditioning, on-ice training, circuit training

What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
Vega sport line

How do people react when they find out you are vegan?
They are surprised, find it hard to believe that a hockey player is vegan

What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
Is that athletes cannot be vegan

What do you think the most important aspect of training is?
Nutrition and flexibility

What do you like best about being vegan?
My body feels great, saving animals and the environment

What do you like best about being fit?
Give me more energy to help others

What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with training?
Start slow and listen to your body

What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan? Get as much
information as possible

What do you think of veganbodybuilding.com? Has it helped or inspired you? I think it’s
a great site, lots of information to help anyone attain their goals. This site definitely has helped & inspired me, as Robert Cheeke has opened the door for many athletes. Through his accomplishments, he has demonstrated that it is possible to excel on a vegan diet.