If you’ve chosen to live the vegan lifestyle, then chances are, you’ve heard it all.
From the lie that there’s not enough protein on the vegan diet to grow your muscles to the myth that vegans don’t make world class athletes. But when have rumors held you back in the past? We’re here to go beyond rumors and speculation, to get to the bottom of how vegans are able to build significant muscle. We discuss how hard-hitting vegans like UFC star, Nate Diaz, came to embrace veganism and we provide lists of the most protein rich foods on the vegan diet. With tons of useful info to help fit vegans, this is The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Muscle Building.
Growing muscle isn’t easy no matter what diet you follow. But where there’s an ironclad determination and the effort to back it up, there is a way. With our guide, you’ll soon see that the vegan diet holds all of the keys to bulking up and taking your body to its greatest limit. Check out our 3-prong approach to helping you gain significant muscle mass as a vegan.
Finding the Best Protein
For vegans, building muscle means knowing the foods that are rich in vital protein and nutrients. Our articles on the most protein-dense beans, seeds, nuts, and veggies will help you chart your course to growing more muscle than you ever thought possible.
Go Beyond the Basics
We thoroughly understand that it takes more than protein alone to grow real muscle. This is why we go past the basics and delve into topics like which supplements you may need to complete your diet as a vegan. And did you know that while fruits are not rich in protein, they can provide the secondary nutrients you need to grow muscle? We discuss that as well, explaining the top fruits that are useful for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts who want to increase their muscle.
Making Powerful Meals
But it’s not enough to know the raw ingredients that are packed with protein – we have to know how to use them. This is where our blogs on vegan power breakfasts and vegan meals for every occasion come in. Our easy-to-use recipes and tips can be applied instantly so you’re making vegan meals that are loaded with protein – the protein you need to become stronger.
Bonus: Vegan Motivation
Anyone who has followed a fitness routine can tell you that the greatest struggle is often not against the weights but in your own mind. Boost your motivation by seeing how badass vegans have overcome remarkable obstacles to make a name for themselves against world-class competitors. If you want to excel as a fit vegan, it takes more than knowing how to make a great vegan burrito – it takes the unquenchable willingness to thrive.
Not All Veggies are Created Equal – 10 Protein-Packed Veggies that Build Muscle
Veggies are the cornerstone of the vegan diet and they often provide many health advantages in one place. Check out this guide to see the top ten that will help you build and sustain muscle.
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How serious are you about taking your muscles to the next level on the vegan diet? For those who want to dig a little deeper, these resources will provide useful information that you need to sustain a high level of motivation, learn more about veganism, and accomplish your goals.
5 Must-Read Books for Vegan Athletes
The No-Meat Athlete Cookbook: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts—and the Rest of Your Life by Matt Frazier and Stepfanie Romanie Awarded as Sports Illustrated’s Best Health and Wellness Book of 2017, No-Meat Athlete is a fully-loaded vegan cookbook by one of the greatest ultramarathoners of all time, Matt Frazier.
Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-based Recipes for Peak Health by Brendan Brazier The keywords in the title of this book are “Peak Health”, since that is what these recipes are designed for. Thrive Foods will help you optimize your foods for peak performance.
Finding Ultra by Rich Roll Rich Roll was an overweight 40-year-old who vowed to change for the better. Finding Ultra details how he went from slouch to legend with the vegan diet and daily training.
Food Fight: My Plant-Powered Journey from the Bingo Halls to the Big Time by Austin Aries As the first successful vegan pro-wrestler in the WWE, Austin Aries knows what it’s like to be a vegan in a non-vegan environment – follow his remarkable journey in his book, Food Fight.
5 Podcasts that Vegan Athletes Should Check Out
No Meat-Athlete Radio with Matt Frazier Also the author of the award-winning book by the same name, No Meat-Athlete Radio is a podcast about achieving your best body, performance, and self through the vegan diet.
Vegan Athletic Podcast with Daniel Bovalino A podcast that is distinctly for vegan athletes, Vegan Athletic Podcast covers topics about how athletes train, perform, and fuel their bodies.
Rich Roll Podcast with Rich Roll A highly-respected vegan author in his own right, it makes sense that Rich Roll would have a popular podcast. Follow his discussions and commentary on vegan athletics in his hit podcast.
The Vegan Body Revolution Show by Thomas Tadlock The ultimate podcast for vegan muscle builders, this one covers all you’ll need to know to bulk up or get shredded as a vegan. One look and you’ll see that this guy knows his vegan proteins.
Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack! By Callie and Nichole If you prefer vegan dietary issues discussed from an unabashedly female perspective, then Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack may be the ideal podcast for you.