13 Jan '12, 12am

The Rise of Vegan Bodybuilding: by Anna Klenke Professional bodybuilding often comes with serious physical impli...

The Rise of Vegan Bodybuilding: by Anna Klenke Professional bodybuilding often comes with serious physical impli...

Professional bodybuilding often comes with serious physical implications — high stress on bones and joints, grueling workouts and high-calorie , high-protein diets that are less similar to your typical breakfast/lunch/dinner and more reminiscent of a tiger gorging on an entire antelope. But an increasing number of bodybuilders reject the conception of what a serious weight-lifter “must” eat and are forging a new path into vegetarian– and even vegan – bodybuilding . Mary Pilon of the New York Times recently delved into the world of vegan bodybuilding, asking Jimi Sitko about his lifestyle and why he chooses to live simultaneously as a vegan and an elite athlete. She writes , “Jimi Sitko gets up at 4 most mornings, works out two to four hours a day and can bench-press nearly twice his weight [...] but what is most surprising is what is inside Sitko’s stomach: tofu, fresh gre...

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