According to my inbox, people really want to know how so many vegans are getting lean and mean. It appears that muscular vegans have developed an aura of pureness around them. This makes the crowd hope that veganism could be both – respectful to the animal kingdom and anabolic.
After all, vegans would never put anything unhealthy in their bodies, right? When this mystery feeling is combined with the fact that every inexperienced natural bodybuilder believes that someday he will find the “real muscle building method”, vegans with muscles start to receive attention.
How do the popular vegan bodybuilders get so muscular?
Are plant-based foods anabolic?
The fact that someone is a vegan does not make him a natural bodybuilder. Veganism requires you to avoid animal products, not to remain steroid-free. Steroids are synthetic and therefore allowed in a vegan’s life by default.
Many of the plant-based muscle prodigies like Scooby Werkstatt are over 200lbs, lean, and consequently potential steroid users.
How can you know if someone is truly a vegan?
If you have read more than one post on this site, you probably know that most bodybuilders lie about their steroid use. They are selling you protein powders, creatine, BCAA, glutamine, multi-vitamins and other supplements while taking drugs themselves. For this reason, it isn’t illogical to ask the following question:
How can you know if someone is really a vegan?
What stops people from lying about their diets in an attempt to cause controversy? Are you with them 24/7? They could be eating all the meat in the world while claiming vegan in front of their audience. You can never know.
Is Veganism Anabolic?
I am almost sorry to inform you that veganism is not anabolic and does not cause extraordinary muscle growth.
If anything, diets that include animal products are more anabolic since testosterone is derived from cholesterol. Thus, the fact that you are a vegan actually makes it harder to build muscle. You won’t suddenly add 20lbs after cleaning your system of all animal products.
In addition, veganism makes the preservation of muscle mass harder when you are dieting. The golden rule of keeping your muscle mass while losing fat is to eat a low-calorie diet rich in protein. How do you that when you are 100% hardcore vegan? I guess there are some vegan shamans that could offer a variety of plant-based foods high in protein and low in overall calories, but in general, similar sources are hard to find. There aren’t low-calorie peanuts as far as I know.
If it is too big to be natural, it probably isn’t.
When somebody is 6’ @ 200 lbs @ 5% BF, he is obviously not natural regardless of dietary preferences. Many of the popular vegan monsters have similar stats, and yet they claim to be steroid-free. Somewhat ironically, they refuse to eat animal products because “that’s not natural”, but injecting your glutes with grams of synthetic gear, which was unavailable before the 1930s, seems “natural” and perfectly fine. I assure you that when somebody is really big, it’s the drugs, not the tofu.
Regardless of your food choices, you cannot be as big as steroid users when you are natural. It is practically impossible. Vegan or not, you will still fall within the limits of your natural potential.
I don’t think that vegans realize that most of their foods sources are extremely dependent on animals. The majority of the animals cultivating vegan foods are known as people.
Do you know how much physical effort it takes to cultivate and gather 100 grams of almonds?
Do you know how hard it is to cultivate rice?
It’s brutal work for super low wages.
By default, this makes plant based foods dirty too. In addition, the “free trade system” has deprived many countries of their own resources, so that we (the good vegans wanting to protect the planet) can find “cheap” nuts in the store.
Man, those final quotes were eye openers. Massive thanks for these ideas, it really makes us think things through
Meh right and wrong!.
Animal products have a proven track record of causing diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer.. I eat meat that is hunted and fished by myself or family members. But switching to vegan diet to prevent such diseases that run in my family.. feed lots full of hogs, cattle, and chickens carry diseases that are transported to humans when we eat them. Dont be fooled the pharmaceutical companies dont want us to get healthier or they will lose all there money. They run this world.. and so do the processed food companies!
Well, that was the dumbest thing I’ve ever read.
Can you explain why
Not sure I understand your statement “But switching to vegan diet to prevent such diseases that run in my family.. feed lots full of hogs, cattle, and chickens carry diseases that are transported to humans when we eat them.”
I WAS A VEGETARIAN DRUG FREE- 6 FT TALL – 205 LB AT 5% BODYFAT – CHAMPION – !
‘- 6 TIME DRUG TESTED OVERALL WINNER IN WISCONSIN- 2005- MADISON, WI, NANBA, “FORD SHERIDAN” PROMOTER.
ANYONE CAN CONFIRM.
THIS ARTICLE IS FULL OF CRAP.
NOW. VEGAN, STILL MAKING MUSCLE GROWTH- DESPITE CLAIMS BY THE AUTHOR THAT THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE.
AND, TO INFORM THE PUBLIC-
[THO, CHOLESTEROL CAN COME FROM “ANIMAL PRODUCT” FOODS]
– THE BEST “ONLY TRUE” LONG TERM HEALTH LY SIURCE FOR CHOLESTEROL IS ONE’S OWN HEALTHY LIVER AND BODY SYNTHESIZING IT-!!!!
Lol, this seems like it was written by a big dumb meat eating child
You don’t think people can avoid drug test, they don’t even drug test the pros, even if they did, you would see that every single one of them will test positive, or probably be able to cheat the test, and sure 205 lb, and 5% body fat man, I might believe you if you ate a high fat, high protein, low carb diet, and cholesterol is good for your body, if you consuming the correct foods
You’re a loser because you unabashedly associated Scooby with steroid users. He’s never used them. You should be ashamed of yourself. Everything else you say becomes worthless once you talk trash like that
Well, your reply is the dumbest thing I’ve ever read. At least Liam wrote some sound statements and his reasoning and thought process, unlike your irrelevant and idiotic statement.
did you drink bong water before writing this crock of shit?
It’s not only vegans that eat almonds and rice you fuckwit! Last time I checked bodybuilders loved rice and almonds ? Omfg so uninformed and leaning to the side of vegan hating. Try it puss, I dare you.
He probably doesn’t want to end up dying from the lack of b12 you aren’t getting from your plants, we are out here eating meat, and not getting brain damage from the lack of b12 that Vegans have, and not shit dumb ass, regular bodybuilders eat rice and almonds, rice is a great source of energy, and almonds have some fats and some protein, and are also high in calories, but that’s not all they are eating, you don’t see bodybuilders fucking eating bags of almonds, probably cups of rice.
“By default, this makes plant based foods dirty too.” Although I don’t doubt some of the workers laboring in the fields that yield the vegetables, nuts and legumes that are consumed by vegans, aren’t treated very well or rightfully compensated for their efforts, it’s a much better scenario when compared to factory farming. Why don’t you mention that? I’m assuming you’re a meat eater? I think your analogy was idiotic and irresponsible.
“By default, this makes plant based foods dirty too. In addition, the “free trade system” has deprived many countries of their own resources, so that we (the good vegans wanting to protect the planet) can find “cheap” nuts in the store.” by Truth Seeker.
Man this sentence I’m sure it will go to the history. So then… what do animals eat ? Do you know cattle eat peanuts ? You can look it up here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12235662 and how much peanuts do you think a cow eat per day ?? up to 7 pounds per day !! look it up here : http://www.auburn.edu/~rankidl/soypea.htm and a cow will live approx 1 year and a half, in 1 year a cow will eat 2,500 pounds approx of peanuts… and a cow will “give” approx 400 pounds of meat… so 1 pound of meat will be the equivalent of 6.25 pounds of peanuts… so that statement doesn’t make any sense… veganism is still a better option for exploiting less people because I don’t eat 6.25 pounds of peanuts a day (and eating 1 pound of meat a day is easy for meat eaters)… i just had 4oz of peanuts today, keep justifying yourself… even then that you “care” about resources on the planet, go vegan and you will use WAY LESS resources on the planet. Im sure you are the one carrying the bananas on the photo, or you look like that, because what you talk doesn’t make any sense…
GENIUS! – ! TRUTH-!
What the hell are you talking about, cattle aren’t suppose to eat peanuts, their natural food is grass, you can feed cattle anything it doesn’t mean it’s healthy for them, just like a fat fuck can fill their mouths with ice cream, snickers bars, and smoothies and candy all fucking day, it doesn’t mean it’s healthy for them.
I’m a omnivore turned vegeterian, turned pecetariam, turned vegan, turned flexitarian (present). I think there’s a lot of common sense and conclusions I arrive at myself over the years of searching the most optimal and sustainable way of eating.
I do think tha everyone should find the way of eating that work best for them in terms of supporting their hearth and fitness goals but with the planet in mind of course. Most of us is doing best on diets comprising of mostly plantbased wholefoods with small addition of wholesome animal products. This is thought to be most beneficial for human health and the environment.
The author of this article should watch, ‘Game Changers,’ on Netflix… He or she sounds extremely uninformed, just in the way the information is presented. Just poorly written.
Sir, you sound like the uninformed one, just go look up malnourished vegans on YouTube, and that’s all the proof you need.