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  1. Thank you so much!! Especially for that link! I literally spent probably about 10 hours in the past two weeks TRYING to find vegan alternatives and was just about to say, Screw it I'll just lift with chalk! LOL. Thank you thank you thank you. I've been training for about 2 years, jungle -- but the first 6 months was really worthless; I had almost no idea what I was doing!! So I guess you could just say a year and a half I should also say I weigh about 135-140lbs depending on the day so really I'm not even at 2x my bodyweight yet! I don't think I will cut leading up to my first meet; 135-140 is where my body always wants to be anyway so I think I'll just stay where I am and just focus on getting really strong. I AM thinking it'd be a good idea to participate in a meet at the end of this first 13-week Sheiko plan so that I can kind of get those first-meet mistakes out of the way. Any thoughts on that? I will make a log!
  2. Why not some tempeh instead of all that tofu? And how about almond milk in your oats instead of soy? I'd never eat bars of any kind while cutting; see Martin Berkhan's comments on protein bars and satiety over at LeanGains. Maybe try making your own with a pea protein blend? (There is a great one available at TrueProtein, and Life's Basics makes a great pea/rice/hemp blend.) There are a lot of recipes at forum.bodybuilding.com
  3. Hello everyone!! For the past year and a half, I have been following a bodybuilding routine. This month, I switched over to a Sheiko routine and am planning to get into competitive (raw & natural) powerlifting. I am already very strong for a female, thanks to my long experience bodybuilding, and am really looking forward to this new phase in my athletic career! Here are my questions. If there are any other vegan powerlifters here (I know I'm sort of going out on a limb here! LOL), how much protein do you consume? I currently weigh about 140lb and consume 140g of protein/day. (I've just simply carried over nutrition from my bodybuilding phase -- I haven't changed it at all yet.) What do you all do about your lifting belt? I've been trying to find a vegan belt that's not made with any animal products and which is also approved by the IPF/USAPL...and I am NOT having any luck at all. I think that's it for now! I should mention that I am currently an ovo-pescetarian and will probably be making the transition somewhat slowly so I don't blow up my GI system O_O
  4. Hello everyone! I am a female (aspiring) bber; I have been training seriously for about a year and a half and don't plan on doing my first contest for another year and a half to two years at a minimum. For my weight and training intensity I need to consume about 110-120g of protein per day. Right now I'm an ovo-lacto vegetarian, so I've been getting my protein from cottage & ricotta cheese, eggs, egg whites, and whey protein. I do want to start cutting those out though and moving towards a vegan diet...but I don't know where to get protein. Here's the thing: I don't do well with soy. Like at all. What are some good sources of protein for me? Thank you so much in advance!
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