Name: Robert Cheeke
Birth date: March 2, 1980
Weight: 185 lbs
Birthplace: Corvallis, OR
Current Residence: Always traveling
Why did you decide to stop eating animal-based foods?
I grew up on a farm and developed an appreciation for farm animals similar to the respect and
appreciation someone might have for a dog or a cat. Given this perspective of farm animals and my
closeness to them through my involvement in 4-H, raising them as pets, it seemed fitting to stop eating
my animal friends. I no longer wanted to contribute to animal cruelty and suffering and decided to go
vegan, as a teenager in the agriculture town of Corvallis, OR in the mid 90’s.
How long have you been vegan?
I have been vegan since December 8, 1995 (when I was 15 years old and 120 pounds – By 2003, I was up
to 195 pounds and a competitive bodybuilder running www.veganbodybuilding.com).
How would you describe your training program?
Like my nutrition program, my training program is rather typical for a bodybuilder. I train one or two muscle groups per workout and train with weights about 5 times a week.
A typical week may look like this:
Monday – Chest
Tuesday – Legs
Wednesday – Back
Thursday – Rest
Friday – Shoulders
Saturday – Arms and Abs
Sunday – Rest
I don’t follow that exact plan, but it is an example of what an average week may look like.
I train for 60-90 minutes at a time and I train with intensity and I also have fun.
I train with a purpose based on what my short and long term visions are. When I am preparing for a bodybuilding competition my training changes significantly and the time I spend in the gym increases to 2-4 hours a day. I try to make training fun because the more fun it is the more I want to do it and the more I train the better results I get and that brings personal fulfillment.