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Crispy Tofu “Cutlets” – No Oil Needed!

by Forest Crosbie Today I want to share with you one of my favorite recipes for preparing tofu, which is a staple that I eat almost every day – especially during competition prep. Tofu is a great source of plant protein that is rich in all eight of the essential amino acids, as well as[…]

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Is Flexible Dieting The Best Eating Strategy?

“If you follow popular nutrition trends, you may have heard of the phrase if it fits your macros (IIFYM) or similar terms such as macro tracking or flexible dieting. Contrary to virtually all other dietary fads out there, flexible dieting is about reducing restrictions to get results, rather than removing whole food groups or adhering[…]

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Guide to making your New Year’s resolution stick. (It’s not too late!)

by Max Seabrook Almost half of the American population make New Year’s resolutions! But a third of those drop out by February! If you made a new year’s resolution this year then that’s excellent because that means you’ve identified something about yourself that you want to improve on and you’re taking steps towards that change.[…]

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How To Get Ripped On A Vegan Diet – New Article on Vice!

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[…]

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From 12 Protein Shakes a Day to Whole Plant Foods – Think He Lost Muscle?

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[…]

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Which supplements should you take when starting fitness?

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[…]

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Anatomy Of a Workout – Part III

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[…]

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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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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[…]