Guest Post: No Meat Athlete: Is It Possible to Achieve High Performance as a Vegan?

Vegan nutrition is often perceived as healthier than standard, meat-based ones and it’s completely understandable – there’s nothing wrong about basing your diet on vegetables, fruits, and seeds, and trying to keep it as natural as possible. Add a humane note to the whole story and you’ll see why many high-level athletes decide to give... Continue Reading →

Eating Advice from the Russian Lion

While the name George Hackenschmidt is often associated with wrestling more so than physical culture, there is no doubting the strength and physical prowess of the 'Russian Lion'. An adept weightlifter and renowned grappler, Hackenschmidt's career in the early twentieth century saw him become of the most famous athletes throughout the Western speaking world. Coupled with this,... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Bodybuilding

Vegetarian bodybuilding? Is such a thing even possible? Oftentimes when vegetarians embark on the weightlifting adventure, they're met with derision from those already on the path. How could you possibly get in enough protein? Won't your diet be carb heavy? And how do you plan to avoid deficiencies? Having previously discussed Vince Gironda's vegetarian meal plan, today's... Continue Reading →

Vince Gironda’s Lacto-Vegetarian Diet

The following extract comes from Vince Gironda’s 1984 Book: Unleashing the Wild Physique (available here). This book cannot be recommended highly enough, from VInce’s no nonsense take on steroids to his innovative training techniques. Today’s post comes from Vince’s advice on a lacto-vegetarian diet. The Lacto-Vegetarian Diet This is the easiest diet to follow because you can eat as much as... Continue Reading →

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