Vegan bodybuilder just saying hello.

Introduce yourself. Tell us about your training history, how long you've been vegan, share some of your goals and some of your interests.

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Vegan bodybuilder just saying hello.

#1 Postby Bratman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:00 pm

Hi my names Nathan and I'm 26, living in England. Vegetarian since age 15 and vegan since age 24.

Eight months in the gym so far, just want to get huge to prove a vegan diet is healthy and destroy the protein misconceptions.
I'm 6'4" so it's going to be tough filling out even if I ate meat but I'm determined.

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Obviously got a lot of work to do but I'm getting stronger.

November 2012
Bodyweight: 175lb / 12.5st
Bench: 40KG
Squat: 70KG
Deadlift: 80KG
OHP: 30KG

Today
Bodyweight: 187lb / 13.3st
Bench: 70KG
Squat: 140KG
Deadlift: 120KG
OHP: 50KG

Currently bulking up on pea protein shakes with oatmeal, soy milk, peanut butter, bananas, nuts etc. Eating lots of raw vegetables sometimes roasted. Stuffed peppers with brown rice and mushrooms / tomato sauce. Lentil spaghetti and lentil shepherds pie. Got a huge 3KG bag of brown lentils from Tesco. Eating lots of smoothies too and nuts, got a 1KG tub of peanut butter that I dip bananas into. Lots of avocados and fruit. Lots of spinach although a guy on another forum says the iron sucks because of all the oxalates, so I looked it up and apparently I only need to worry about it if I suffer from kidney stones.

Chow for now, see you around the forums.

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Re: Vegan bodybuilder just saying hello.

#2 Postby Marloon » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:25 am

Hey good progress! Watch out for high fats if your eating high carbs as well! Try and keep a bulk to 0.5 lbs a week max, I know it seems slow but it'll save you work when you want t cut:)
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Re: Vegan bodybuilder just saying hello.

#3 Postby AndiMorris » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:18 am

Impressive strength gains! has your body fat gone up much with the bulk?

Edit: Accidental thread hijack.

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#4 Postby JubNZ » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:55 pm

Hey Nathan, Thats some good progress you got there on your lifts!

How often you training? You should look at starting up a journal for us to follow

Jub.
Just do it.

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Re: Vegan bodybuilder just saying hello.

#5 Postby C.O. » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:57 pm

Hey Nathan welcome to the group here! Start up a training journal with us and track your progress.

-Dylan

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Re: Vegan bodybuilder just saying hello.

#6 Postby Bratman » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:15 pm

Thanks guys, how do you cut on a vegan diet at 0.5lbs? Just cut carbs out?

AndiMorris
Cheers dude, I don't have an accurate way to measure body fat but my belly has gotten a little fatter but I am bulking a lot.

JubNZ
Cheers mate I'll start a journal once I've read a few more of the ones on here. Routine is three compound lifts, three days a week, the 5x5 Stronglifts program.

Hey Dylan
Thanks, will do soon.


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