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Name: Bill McCarthy
Year of Birth: 1981
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 110k
Birthplace: New Jersey
Current Residence: Maryland
Sports: IPF/USAPL Drug Free RAW Powerlifting

Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions you have
I’m a Strength and Conditioning Coach and run my own Powerlifting Team Called “Get The Lift Powerlifting”

Why did you become vegan?
I actually tried the Engine 2 Diet 28 day Challenge 3 years ago and have never looked back!

When and why did you become interested in fitness?
Played Division 1 College Football so I have always lifted weights Starting in like 8th grade

How would you describe your training program?
Very High Intensity Close to competition and very high Volume in between Comps

What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
B-12 everything else I get through my food intake.

How do people react when they find out you are vegan?
That cant believe that I am as big and strong as I am, the reactions are always fun!

What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
Everyone always asks me “So what you only eat salad?” Haha

Have you had success in promoting veganism / vegetarianism to others? If so, how did you go about it?
Yes, I have had acouple of my clients try it because of the results I had and all of them have never went back.

What do you think the most important aspect of training is?
Being Flexible and Proper Technique! If you can do a proper rep then how can you get stronger?

What do you like best about being vegan?
Knowing that I am going to live longer then all of my friends!

What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with training?
Repetition, Repetition, Repetition! The more you practice your lifts, the better you will be at them and once your form is down pat, you can concentrate on the strength aspect,

What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan?
Try it and see how your body reacts to it.

What motivates you in life?
Wife, Family and Health.

Do you have any other thoughts you’d like to share?
My best Competition lifts are
606 lbs squat,
390 lb Bench and
630 lb deadlift.

I am competing at The Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, OH in March and this will be my 3rd time qualifying for this International Event