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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[…]

Are Plant Proteins ‘Complete’?

YES One of the next most popular (and frustrating) questions besides “where do you get your protein?” we hear all the time goes something like “Do you have to combine foods at every meal for a complete protein?”. No. No we don’t. And I guarantee you all our ancestors never worried about the source, quality,[…]

Should We Eat Soy Products? by Max Seabrook

As a vegan physique athlete I get asked a lot about the soy products in my diet. It’s high in protein, moderate amount of fat and low in carbs. So a lot of vegan athletes will utilize these macronutrients to fit their eating regime. Personally, I eat about a block of tofu every day.  But[…]

Time to Get Naked!

Naked Food Magazine is the newest plant-based magazine on the scene, and I am honored to be a contributor along with such giants as Dr. T Colin Campbell, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Michael Gerger, and the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine! Naked Food is a magazine focused on spreading information about the benefits of a low-fat, whole-food[…]

Just How Much Protein is Optimal for Gaining Muscle?

The research behind my May article on the dangers of excess protein (and specifically Leucine) consumption really got me thinking, so over the past several weeks I’ve been researching different aspects of protein to see what else I might turn up. The next question I looked to answer was “What’s the least we can take[…]

Delicious and Affordable Plant-Based Meals 10 Percent Off!

We have good news for those of you who may be struggling with transitioning to a vegan diet or preparing nutritious plant-based meals during a busy week: Veestro is here! Veestro is a plant-based, vegan meal delivery service that makes healthy organic GMO and preservative-free meals easy for those who are too tired or busy to cook[…]