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Vegan Olympic lifters

#1 Postby Justin Morgan » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:08 pm

Hey, I search around some of the Olympic lifting forums some times just to kind of follow the sport as I'm somewhat of a fan even though I don't compete in it myself. Someone at Glenn Pendlay's website back some months ago posed a question about "If the vegan diet is so great, where are all the vegan lifters?" And the thought occurred to me that I don't really know of any competitive Olympic lifters on the national (or above) level. Does anyone know any?

I'm not really a believer that vegans should only listen to other vegans on training advice or anything like that, but it is nice to see other vegans tearing the world up sometimes.

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Re: Vegan Olympic lifters

#2 Postby jamesxvx » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:19 pm

I thought there was a guy on vegan fitness and strength but I could be wrong.

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Re: Vegan Olympic lifters

#3 Postby stcalico » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:28 pm

If it's important to you, you'll find a way. If it isn't, you'll find an excuse.

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Re: Vegan Olympic lifters

#4 Postby vegan_rossco » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:03 am

Yeah I think james is right, check out this site
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Re: Vegan Olympic lifters

#5 Postby Mellon » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:23 pm

I don't know any vegan who would consider himself an Olympic weightlifter and actually competes. There were some on veganfitness.net but they all turned to running, swimming or (in my case) powerlifting. Joel from MVS is leading the Olympic lifting table on VF atm but even he is mainly a bodybuilder and probably just tried them a few times.

There is a simple answer to why there aren't many vegan Oly lifters, though: there aren't many Oly lifters. Most just turn to powerlifting or bodybuilding which is easier to do on your own and much more accessible in terms of training facilities etc.

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Re: Vegan Olympic lifters

#6 Postby landsleaving » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:45 am

I'm a vegan olympic lifter
http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=36036&start=30 - my log
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Re: Vegan Olympic lifters

#7 Postby landsleaving » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:47 am

I think you meant good ones though, lol

Ilya Ilin is going vegetarian don't know how close to vegan he'll be but it's still well cool
http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=36036&start=30 - my log
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