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I’m always excited to get the message out about healthy, sustainable and compassionate bodybuilding and fitness flowing a plant-based diet, so I was very excited to be interviewed by Vice for their recent article ‘How To Get Ripped on A Vegan Diet‘. Plant Based eating has a growing interest as it becomes evermore mainstream, and[…]
We know it can be scary to move away from protein supplements to whole foods, and to eat more carbohydrates when one’s goal is to gain muscle…well, that’s practically against they gym rat religion! A recent graduate of our group online training transitioned from 12 protein shakes per day to whole plant foods. His results[…]
by Max Seabrook New Year’s resolutions are starting up now that it’s January and many people are starting their fitness journey or weight-loss regime! All is well except there’s an endless stream of fatloss/weightlifting/gym supplements online and at the stores…which ones should you buy? If you are at the start of your fitness regime[…]
Winter is coming, and aren’t we all entitled to comfort food without the unhelpful added fats and sugars? Here is my take on Shepherd’s Pie, chock-full of protein from beans and healthy starch from sweet potatoes! This recipe is not very involved, which helps when juggling a busy work week, family, workout regimens, etc.[…]
by Forest Crosbie The first and second parts of this series detailed two of the three training days that make up my favorite training split, as well as why I choose to structure my workouts the way I do. Today’s posting then, will represent the conclusion of that trilogy, and the missing link in[…]
Carb bashing is all the rage in a lot of circles these days, and it’s not uncommon to come across the phrase ‘fruit makes you fat’ when talking or reading about nutrition. The reasoning goes something like: Fruit has sugar, and sugar is the worst kind of carb, so fruit must be fattening! It can[…]
Perfect for fall and fancy enough for parties, these beautiful rainbow rolls are a great way to get an abundance of beans and greens! Stuffed Rainbow Chard Rolls plant-based recipe contributed by Danielle Ahart Nelson Ingredients: 1 cup dried French lentils, rinsed well 4 cups vegetable stock 1 fresh bay leaf 4 sprigs fresh thyme[…]
by Max Seabrook We’ve all been there at some stage! Whether it’s from an injury, workload or other responsibilities, sometimes our workouts get put on hold. Sometimes it can last just a few days and it’s no big deal. Other times these pauses for whatever reasons can last for months or years as we undo[…]
Like many bloggers, we don’t write all our content in any one place, and over time our audience of readers changes and older content can get forgotten. With this in mind I spent some time this week looking through some of my older articles and came across one published by One Green Planet a couple[…]
Summer Squash and Corn Chowder Who says you can’t have a chowder in summertime?! The key to creating a summer soup that packs a punch of flavor, as well as that familiar comfort we experience in winter is incorporating fresh elements such as garden herbs like basil, thyme, and scallions. Another[…]
So you may have heard of flax seeds, and even that they’re really good for you, but do you know why you should be eating them? In addition to their high omega-3 fat content, flax seeds pack a nutritional punch that should be part of your daily regimen. In my latest article on the[…]
Well. it’s not really a recipe – rather a guide, because it’s so simple. And fortunately, someone else did most of the work to uncover the mystery of the Chipotle sofritas sauce – I just tweaked it a bit to make it oil-free and with just the right amount of heat. Here’s the breakdown: I[…]
by Forest Crosbie In Part 1 I outlined my preferred resistance training split, and discussed a bit of the philosophy behind it. No matter what split you follow, however, I believe that any well-rounded program should make lower body training a top priority, worthy of its own dedicated workout. The muscles of the legs are[…]
Do you ever feel like you don’t know where you’re going in fitness, or that you’re just spinning your wheels? Maybe a new approach is in order, and you can jump start your motivation and progress by a simple shift in thinking, and adjusting this important variable: frequency. In my latest article for Sunwarrior, I[…]
We’ve just returned from another great Vegetarian Summerfest – thank you to everyone who attended our presentations! Our most popular class is always Prehab and Rehab, and we think it’s wonderful that so many are interested in incorporating this simple routine into their weekly (or daily) fitness to improve posture and range of motion and to[…]
by Forest Crosbie In the hierarchy of bodybuilding regimens there are a variety of tried and true training protocols, ranging from training one muscle group per day as in the classic “bro split,” to performing total-body workouts up to 3 or 4 days per week. My personal favorite is a 3-day split routine, which[…]
Getting this series of posts up has taken longer than expected! But I think the excuse of having our second child (Maxine Cleopatra Torres-Tresize, born 11/14/2015) is a good one! I’m still working on and around many of these injuries and I’m still eager to share my experience with the hope that someone reading this[…]
In my last post I discussed all the injuries I was forced to overcome in the last year and some broad strategies on how to go about doing so (start small, build slowly). In years past I’ve suffered numerous injuries, ignored them for too long, and then tried to rehab them way too aggressively. Don’t[…]
Pie crust, although delicious, is often what turns an otherwise healthy fruit pie into a gut bomb of fat. This is the most recent update to a pumpkin pie recipe I’ve been sharing here for years – so far, it’s been the firmest, most delicious incarnation of all! And the best part is that it’s[…]
It’s now nearly 7 weeks past my WNBF Pro Physique debut and over the past two months I’ve been laying plans for my off-season and setting goals for 2016. Designating a period of recovery and focusing on rehabilitating past injuries as I trained over 2015 has been well worth any frustration that came with the extra care, time[…]