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Posted May 3rd, 2011 - 9:35 pm from Tarragona, Spain
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Posted May 3rd, 2011 - 9:48 pm by from Linden, Germany (Permalink)
Hi John,
it's a good idea! Forget about the "vanity" thing. It's your body and you can do what you want with it ;) and it's a good way to promote veganism (or vegetarianism).

I would definitely recommend you read ROBERT CHEEKE's book. He has so much experience in this and he built his muscles all as a vegan. The book is basically about bodybuilding as a form of vegan activism. There are many vegan bodybuilders now (as I assume you know as you've posted the website).

Posted May 3rd, 2011 - 10:24 pm by from Sydney, Australia (Permalink)
Hi John!!!

It is definitely possible, I would mention Robert Cheek too. Not only him, but also MMA fighter Mac Danzig and now Mike Tyson! haha :o) I also know a vegan personal trainer here in Australia (Fawn Porter) which is incredibly fit and strong.

So keep it up. We don't need animals to be strong and healthy. Dairy stuff are actually quite rich in fat and definitely YUK! ;)

Posted May 4th, 2011 - 8:17 am by from Stockholm, Sweden (Permalink)
Creatine is almost always made in a lab so no animals hurt there. It is synthetic. But was originally discovered in meat. Jean Claude Van damme has said in a interview that he almost never eats meat, like 90% vegetables. but then again maybe he was on steroid's hehe not sure ;)

I myself was in the Swedish national team in Ashihara Karate, competing in the world cup (Sabaki Challange)I've never had a hard time gaining mussels or recovering from my brutal training routine on a strict 100% Vegan diet

it is most definitely possible! look at a gorilla, ok it may not have the same DNA structure as us but it builds it´s big and extremely muscular body from eating leaves hehe

good luck!

Posted May 6th, 2011 - 4:14 pm by from Portland, United States (Permalink)
hey john,

i would recommend the book "thrive" too -


its by a professional triathelete who chose a vegan lifestyle not because of the humanitarian (seems like a strange word for what this means?) or environmental concerns, but purely because of the physical benefits. im training for a marathon right now and have been following his plan pretty closely and i feel wonderful! much stronger than before when i was running and eating vegan.

good luck!


Posted May 6th, 2011 - 5:43 pm by from San Francisco, United States (Permalink)
Go Ahead John,

I know for a fact that Shaun Monson (the director, producer and writer of the vegan documentary Earthlings) used to be an extremely skinny person and a few years ago he decided he would built muscles to be an example, much like you were saying and in a year or so he became HUGE! He is a very close friend so I know that he has more muscles than everyone i know :)

at the end of this page you can see his photo with Robert Cheeke although he is much bigger now, let's say TWICE as much!


When I turned vegetarian when I was 10 (vegan now) all the doctors in my family said i won't grow enough and I'll be short etc etc... I can say I have by far the most mature body and the height among all the females in my relatives, so haha I guess they had to eat their words! :D

Even when I am vegan now, I find whenever I eat salads etc, I feel much stronger and energetic and whenever I eat vegan junk food I feel tired and catch a flu or something. I wonder when will the world realize that nutrition is very important for our health and plants are the best choose for it!

good luck,


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Posted March 18th, 2012 - 8:11 pm by from Tarragona, Spain (Permalink)
Thanks for your support everyone!

I'm making good progress and have just added another 2.5kg to my weightlifting bar. Not only are my arms getting bigger but I also find it much easier to move furniture around, which I often have to do it my job as a teacher. ;)

I'm getting my high protein intake from a combination of wholegrains, almonds, lentils, various beans, pease pudding and homemade peanut butter!