In Search of a Vegan Diet for Olympic Lifting & Weight Gain

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In Search of a Vegan Diet for Olympic Lifting & Weight Gain

#1 Postby sheldonkreger » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:12 am

Hi everybody - I'm new to the forum, so here's a quick introduction. This seems like just the community I have been looking for. Obviously you are all well aware of the negative responses most coaches and athletes will deliver when you mention that you don't eat meat. I really need some help deciding on a vegan diet system to use for my training and personal goals.

Current Numbers:
Age = 22
Body weight = 155lbs
Gender/Sex = Male
Height = 5 feet 10 inches
Front Squat = 202 lbs
Deadlift = 255 lbs
Snatch = 130 lbs

Bring body weight up to 170 lbs
Snatch 170 lbs
Eat vegan
Avoid injury

After spending my teenage years completely inactive, I began Crossfit in November in 2010. Now I'm training in Olympic style weightlifting with a fantastic coach in Portland, OR. He uses the Bulgarian Method, which (to simplify) means that we lift as heavy as possible every day, but only focus on a handful of lifts - snatches, cleans, jerks, front squats, and back squats. I've never seen anybody in my gym do more than 5 reps of any movement at once, but I see them hitting PR's all the time.

You can read about his programming here: ... htlifting/

Anyway, I'm really enjoying the training and my gains are coming fast. But, I'm ready to move into a vegan diet and I don't know where to start. I know that there are many vegan diet systems, but I haven't seen anything specifically for strength athletes. I see a lot of great advice here on the forum, but I'm curious if there is any kind of diet system or books available for vegan strength athletes.

Thanks in advance!


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Re: In Search of a Vegan Diet for Olympic Lifting & Weight G

#2 Postby Nicholas_Weir » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:39 am

Talk to Chewy on this forum, or check out the earlier pages of his training log (there is some nutrition of his in there) or visit his profile on the VBB profile page.

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