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NBSV 094: "The Godfather of Vegan Bodybuilding" Robert Cheeke on his 100-pound gains journey + more

Robert Cheeke

Robert Cheeke, often referred to as the "Godfather of Vegan Bodybuilding", played a major role in growing the industry from its 2002 infancy to where it is today. A two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine's Most Influential Vegan Athletes, is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness and maintains the popular website, Starting with his early farm roots, Robert shares his story of adding 100 pounds to his frame as a vegan bodybuilder, shifting the industry dialogue, and growing the vegan bodybuilding movement as a whole.

Important topics and points you don't want to miss:

>> How Robert gained 100 pounds on a vegan diet, growing from 120 pounds to 220 pounds over 25 years as a vegan

>> Protein consumption on a plant-based diet, including building muscle with foods rather than with supplements

>> Mindset, habit forming, and consistency related to achieving goals

Connect with Robert

>> Robert on Instagram

>> Robert's website >> Robert on Facebook

Episode transcript:

Access a full transcript of the episode here.


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