Name: Bill McCarthy
Year of Birth: 1981
Birthplace: New Jersey
Current Residence: Maryland
Sports: IPF/USAPL Drug Free RAW Powerlifting
Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions
I’m a Strength and Conditioning Coach and run my own Powerlifting Team
Called “Get The Lift Powerlifting”
Why did you become vegan?
I actually tried the Engine 2 Diet 28 day Challenge 3 years
ago and have never looked back!
When and why did you become interested in fitness?
Played Division 1 College Football so
I have always lifted weights Starting in like 8th grade
How would you describe your training program?
Very High Intensity Close to competition
and very high Volume in between Comps
What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
B-12 everything else I get through
my food intake.
How do people react when they find out you are vegan?
That cant believe that I am as big
and strong as I am, the reactions are always fun!
What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
Everyone always asks me “So
what you only eat salad?” Haha
Have you had success in promoting veganism / vegetarianism to others? If so, how did you
go about it?
Yes, I have had acouple of my clients try it because of the results I had and all
of them have never went back.
What do you think the most important aspect of training is?
Being Flexible and Proper
Technique! If you can do a proper rep then how can you get stronger?
What do you like best about being vegan?
Knowing that I am going to live longer then all
of my friends!
What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with training?
Repetition, Repetition! The more you practice your lifts, the better you will be at them and
once your form is down pat, you can concentrate on the strength aspect,
What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan?
Try it and see
how your body reacts to it.
What motivates you in life?
Wife, Family and Health.
Do you have any other thoughts you’d like to share?
My best Competition lifts are
390 lb Bench and
630 lb deadlift.
I am competing at The Arnold Sports Festival
in Columbus, OH in March and this will be my 3rd time qualifying for this International