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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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Bikini Competition Prep As a Vegan Mom – Eight Weeks Out, Can I Make It?

It seems so long ago since I posted about training for my second pregnancy like any athlete trains for an event. I guess because it was – our daughter is 17 months old now as we’re getting to compete with the rest of the Plantbuilt team in Austin this June. Total deja vu – I[…]

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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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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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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[…]

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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[…]