Almost 2 year vegan, 2 months into new workout

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Almost 2 year vegan, 2 months into new workout

#1 Postby BigVeganGuy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:09 am

Like title says, I've been vegan since Sept 2016 and started out new modified vegan diet and exercise in April of this year. I'm sticking with strength training since mid-May. Here's the tricky part, I'm trying to build muscle as an ectomorph (technically meso-ectomorph). My calorie intake is about 7500, I try to get at least 170-180 g protein in a day with plant based protein powders, vegan creatine, plant based protein drinks, nuts/seeds/beans/greens. I also get extra b12 in vegan oral spray supplement. I workout 5 times in a week, max weight 4 sets of 8-10 reps. Oh, I also try to get some fat and lots of carbs. I try to get 8 hrs sleep if possible. I workout in afternoon (work early morning hours, so my option is after work). I am trying just about everything to increase workout energy and get best results each time while slowly seeing increase muscle gain. It's an uphill battle all the way.

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Re: Almost 2 year vegan, 2 months into new workout

#2 Postby John V » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:55 pm

How big are you? 9’ tall? 7,500 is crazy lotta calories if you’re not a triathlete or other advanced endurance athlete IMO. What’s your BF%? I always find increased energy for training and everything else when I lose some blubber.
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