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Vegan or Vegetarian Lifters?

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  • Vegan or Vegetarian Lifters?

    Does anybody know of any vegan or vegetarian lifters that are actually at a professional body building, power lifting or olympic lifting level?

    I used to be vegan myself and came across a few online, but I didn't know shit about shit at that point.

    I'm just curious to see what your thoughts are on this and if there actually are any guys like this at a competitive level.

  • #2
    The only person that comes to mind is Bill Pearl, but I think he might have been an lacto-ovo-vegetarians, which means he ate eggs and dairy products. Not sure on that one. I think to be competitive with this type of diet is difficult, but not impossible. I think you just have to be meticulous with you diet and make sure you are using the right foods to get the protein you need.
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    • #3
      Lifting weights and getting strong is a masculine thing... being vegan or vegatarian is not...

      In all seriousness though, I don't think it would be possible to be vegatarian/vegan adn be competitive in bodybuilding... I just don't think you could get the conditioning and size together that would be needed... at least not without a boat load of supplements.
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      -2012 USAPL Aggie Showdown
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