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Vegan Bodybuilding~ A new believer... my husband!
on November 18, 2010
Let me start this review by stating that my husband is not vegan, yet I am. He eats vegan at home, or he goes hungry ;) As I was training for an upcoming Figure Show (my very first) I was seeing a personal trainer who didn't believe in the vegan diet and certainly did not believe that a "vegan" could build muscle and look the part for the Figure Show. I had nothing but a challenge with him and ended up dropping him, and he dropped me. I was frustrated and looking for some guidance through other vegan athletes. I have heard the name "Robert Cheeke" before and knew he was a vegan. A year or so ago he was in Az doing a talk on Vegan Bodybuilding and I couldn't make it... so I didn't really understand how it all worked. Then came his BOOK!!! Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness. Right away I ordered it and got to reading. Robert was great at replying to my emails with all the questions I had regarding serving sizes and for 'non-bodybuilding' types :)
My husband, who also was discouraged with the belief that vegans CAN have muscle, looked through the book at Robert's pictures of himself and was in shock. He was wanting to mass build but wanted my help (in having his food ready and prepped for him). I made a deal with my husband, "I will make all the food for you to have a successful mass build and we'll workout together, BUT, you will have to do it all vegan." Without hesitation, he agreed! :) So with the help of Robert Cheeke's book, my husband gained weight and muscle on a vegan bodybuilding diet. I'm thankful for the book and for Robert's knowledge. My husband believes that vegan CAN mass build, gain healthy weight, nice sized muscles and get all the protein they need without eating animal products :)
Now my husband and I eat vegan together, we weight train together and we both believe in Robert's book!!!
Thank you so much Robert!!!!!! And thank you for sending my husband a signed book :) We keep that copy, NICE!