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Stuffed Rainbow Chard Rolls: Perfectly Plant-Based Recipe

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[…]

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Getting Back Into Training

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[…]

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Protein in a Plant-Based Diet: A Vegan Bodybuilder’s Perspective

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[…]

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Flax Seeds: Why You Should Eat Them Every Day

  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[…]

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Anatomy of a Workout, Part 2: Leg Day

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[…]

Treat Fitness Like A Skill To Excel

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[…]

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Anatomy of a Workout, Part 1

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[…]

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Part III of Dealing With Injuries: Jumper’s Knee

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[…]

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Part Two Of Dealing With Injuries: Ankle Impingement

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[…]

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Part One of Dealing with Training Injuries: My Experience

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[…]

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My Pro Debut at the WNBF Pro Universe!

We’ve just returned from a trip to Manhattan NY where I competed in my debut Pro Men’s Physique Contest! It was a short and busy trip, and there was stiff competition so I’m very happy to share that I placed 2nd! I was the only vegan competitor to my knowledge out of 108 athletes, so[…]

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6 Weeks Out From My Pro Debut at the WNBF Pro Universe!

It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a progress update! I’ve been training consistently, but my training has changed dramatically over the last 6 months. Ever since shortly after my Men’s Bodybuilding victory in 2013 with Team Plantbuilt I’ve had multiple injuries to work around, which is why I changed to Men’s Physique in 2014[…]

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Simplify Your Weightloss – Part 1 – Resistance by Max Seabrook

  I keep hearing all these complicated and different ways to lose weight. So I wanted to write this series of articles to help simplify what makes a successful weight-loss plan. Someone’s plan doesn’t need to be complicated to be successful. If someone sets up extremely restrictive or complicated rules, it’s easy for them to[…]

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The 4 Vital Components of a Successful Resistance Program

Whether you’re a gym newbie or a veteran of the iron, we all want to make sure our time in the gym is being spent as effectively as possible. In my years as a competitive athlete and trainer I’ve found a lot of things that work well, and many things that don’t… Based on research[…]

The Sub-30-Minute Two Exercise Workout

Since the holiday season is upon us and most of you reading this are very pressed for time I wanted to share a trick I’ve used with myself and clients to get a grueling workout done in under 30 minutes. The two exercise workout is not something you should do every day (though you could),[…]

Shred It! – Robert Cheeke’s Awesome New Book We’re Featured In!

We are very excited to be featured in Robert Cheeke’s brand new book Shred It! as contributors and examples of plant-based athletes! If you’ve read Robert’s previous book Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, you know just what a wealth of information and inspiration Robert is. Not only does Robert know and share a tremendous amount of[…]

Men’s Fitness Magazine – Does Meat Matter for Muscle?

I’m very pleased to go head-to-head to defend bodybuilding on a plant-based diet in this month’s issue of Men’s Fitness Magazine! In the article, the question of whether or not you need meat to build muscle is presented, and an expert weighs in for each side. I have a lot to say about why meat[…]

Learn How to Pose With Me and Strongest Hearts!

While we were in Austin Texas this past July competing with Team Plantbuilt, these awesome people Matt and Sasha were shooting footage for their video series that follows all manner of vegan athletes,  Strongest Hearts. They helped the team cover the event, as well as several of the gatherings before and after – including this fun footage[…]