My strength needs no victims. My strength is my compassion.
(Patrik Baboumian, Strongman & Strength Athlete)
“Where do you get your protein from?”
(vegan to meat-eater):
“From the same place where YOUR protein gets ITS protein!”
For decades, the great protein debates have rumbled on:
1. WHAT IS THE OPTIMUM HUMAN DAILY PROTEIN REQUIREMENT?
Several studies have concluded that active people and athletes may require elevated protein intake (compared to 0.75 g/kg) due to increase in muscle mass and sweat losses, as well as need for body repair and energy source.
Aerobic exercise protein needs
Anaerobic exercise protein needs
3. IS PLANT PROTEIN OF SUFFICIENT QUALITY FOR HUMAN NUTRITION AND ATHLETES?
4. CAN CONSUMING TOO LITTLE PROTEIN BE HARMFUL?
5. CAN CONSUMING TOO MUCH PROTEIN BE HARMFUL?
“Plant Roots: 101 Reasons Why the Human Diet Is Rooted Exclusively in Plants” by Rex Bowlby
The Vegetarian Resource Group [Hallberg L. Bioavailability of dietary iron in man. Ann Rev Nutr 1981;1:123-147]
British Nutrition Foundation
The British Dietetic Association
Make the decision right now to do something exceptional that has deep meaning to you and will bring about happiness and fulfillment in your life. Today is the day you take action and make it happen! (Robert Cheeke, Bodybuilder, Author, Motivational Speaker)
All vegan athletes are committed, dedicated and hardcore training individuals, but if we were to look for inspiration from any sporting arena, then it must surely be the vegan athletes who excel in the endurance sports such as cycling, marathon running, duathlon, trail running, triathlon, ultra-distance running, and ultra-marathon running etc.
Although EVERY vegan athlete proves without a shadow of a doubt that a plant-exclusive diet provides all the nutrients and nourishment required to compete and excel in their chosen sport, vegan endurance athletes just blow all negativity towards a plant-exclusive diet clean out of the water.
I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.
(Carl Lewis, Multi-Olympic Champion)
This is a message to all those out there who think that you need animal products to be fit and strong. Since becoming vegan I am stronger than ever before and I am still improving day by day. (Patrik Baboumian, Strongman & Strength Athlete)
I thought I was healthy and strong before, but after adopting a plant-based diet, I started to feel energetic and I was having quicker recovery after training. (Frank Medrano, Calisthenics Expert)
As a vegan body-builder I want to show others that it is possible to gain significant muscle and strength on a vegan diet and I want to inspire others to follow this lifestyle. I love being vegan and knowing that I am having a positive impact on our society.
(Robert Cheeke, Bodybuilder, Fitness Expert, Motivational Speaker)
I always say that eating a plant based diet is the secret weapon of enhanced athletic performance. (Rich Roll, Ultra-Athlete, Author)
Nothing has benefited me more physically, mentally and most important spiritually, then adopting a vegan diet. The best decision I have made as a human for me and the planet.
(Tim Shieff, Freerunner)
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