Wyatt's Vegan Workout Tips
“Oh, vegans can’t build muscle!” Yep, we’ve all heard this from annoying people once or twice before—we’re looking at you, beer-belly gym teacher!
But guess what? It couldn’t be more false! Along with reducing your risk of developing life-threatening illnesses like heart disease and diabetes, a vegan diet also gives you lots of energy and the strength needed to push through any workout.
Need more proof? Meet superstar Street Teamer Wyatt Oring.
Not only is Wyatt unstoppable when it comes to saving animals, he’s also a total beast in the gym! He even trains other people and helps them achieve their fitness goals.
Whether your goal is to make some serious gains or be a lean, fit fighting machine, Wyatt’s tips will surely help.
Wyatt’s Fitness Tips:
For the last few years, I have dedicated myself to learning about healthy bodies and lifestyles. In the process, I became vegan and now exercise regularly, especially lifting weights! Through my research and experience with others, including my clients, I have gained an understanding of how to achieve the balance of fitness and health!
I really can’t say enough about the role of a plant-based diet in preventing disease and providing your body with the energy and strength that it needs. Saving animals is good for your health!
In addition to a plant-based diet, here are some fitness tips, depending on your personal objectives:
- Lift heavy weights (six to 12 reps per set).
- Make each rep count, pushing your body to the maximum every set.
- Take enough time for ATP to regroup after each set (45 seconds to two minutes).
- Don’t eat excessive amounts of calories (use Scooby’s calculator).
- Employ exercises that burn large amounts of calories, such as running/sprinting, walking, swimming, and/or any sport you love!
- Workout your major muscle areas: chest, back, legs, and abs. When you do burn off the fat, your physique will look great!
- Don’t eat too much dietary fat, up to 20 percent of daily calories (oils, nuts, processed foods, etc.).
- If not already there, work your way up to at least 25 minutes of nonstop cardio on a regular basis by fast walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, or circuit training.
- Constantly challenge your body and try to push yourself to new limits!
- Include cardio in your routine at least three days a week.
- Eat mostly vegetables, legumes, fruits, and grains.
- Work out on a consistent basis (three to seven days a week).
- Eat healthy meals filled with fiber, plant-based protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals.
I hope these quick tips help you achieve your goals!
We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to put Wyatt’s tips to work (summer ’13, here we come!). Need some more motivation to get going? Our “Protein Punch-Out Smoothie” will surely do the trick—it’s the perfect post-workout treat!
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P.S. Don’t forget to check with your parents or your doctor before starting any new workout regime or routine!