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18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:28 pm
by StrongmanMuzza
G'day fellow vegans, my name is StrongmanMuzza and I'm an 18 year old powerlifter/strongman.

I've been strict vegan since I was 13 years old and in September of 2010 I began training for both of my sports and in February of 2011 I did my first strongman competition. At the time I weighed about 85kg (190lb) and had a 100kg squat (220lb), 140kg deadlift (308lb) and 90kg (200lb) bench press. In 16 months I have gained over 25kg (55lb) in body weight and almost doubled most of my lifts.

My current stats are as follows:
Height: 5' 11" (1.8m)
Weight: 110kg (242lb)
Deadlift: 272.5kg (600lb)
Squat: 230kg (505lb)
Bench: 140kg (308lb)

My diet consists of basically as much vegan food as I can fit in my stomach in one day! However, the average day for me looks like:
Bowls and bowls of oats
Bowls and bowls of beans
A few soy protein shakes a day
Lots of fruit

I train with a Westside four day split; Max Effort Lower Body, Max Effort Upper Body, Dynamic Effort Lower Body, Dynamic Effort Upper Body and one strongman training every Saturday.

I don't have any recent physique photos except a shot of my lat spread from a few months ago (about 48" around):
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If you guys wanna check out my video training log please be sure to visit: http://www.YouTube.com/MuzzaTheViking
I update my video log very regularly so be sure to subscribe if you are impressed.

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:31 pm
by StrongmanMuzza
Some random measurements:
49" back/chest
17.5" biceps
13" forearms
17.5" calves
37" waist

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:35 pm
by MattSxvx
This is fucking impressive. Before/after shots man

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:36 pm
by StrongmanMuzza
I'll take some physique shots in a few hours.

I'll try dig up some old photos soon.

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:37 pm
by StrongmanMuzza
260kg deadlift action shot:
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Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:39 am
by CCor
Sweet vids!
Drinking beer and lifting weights!? Damn!

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:41 am
by sosso
Welcome. Great lifts!

Also check out veganfitness.net - lots of strongmen & women and powerlifters over there too.

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:49 am
by Mellon
Wow, I need to get back to westside...or just hard training?
Damn impressive!

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:49 am
by Mellon
sosso wrote:Welcome. Great lifts!

Also check out veganfitness.net - lots of strongmen & women and powerlifters over there too.

And enter the vegan strength table 2012.

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:34 pm
by lobsteriffic
wow!

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:53 am
by robert
Awesome!

So great to have you here!

Excellent story and outstanding lifts!

Looking forward to hearing more from you! We should get you featured on the profiles section of www.veganbodybuilding.com soon!

All the best,

Robert

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:52 pm
by chewybaws
You're a fucking beast man, great numbers

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:10 pm
by Baby Hercules
MattSxvx wrote:This is fucking impressive. Before/after shots man

What he said. :D Robert, can we add him to the "Are there any Massive Vegans?" thread? viewtopic.php?f=46&t=26362

Baby Herc

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:26 pm
by jamesxvx
Those numbers are impressive.

Re: 18 year old vegan powerlifter/strongman

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:52 am
by StrongmanMuzza
Sorry for the lack of posting guys, I've been pretty busy lately.

Here's a video of the strongman comp I did today (I came second).

Vegan power!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Q6j1Ziesw