Is it possible to use a vegan diet to build muscles?
Many athletes use a vegan diet to build muscles and do extreme sports. Most people think meat is needed to have enough protein to build muscles. But this is not true; there are plenty of calories and nutrition in plant-based food. .But still, the majority of people doubt that it is possible to thrive on plant-based foods. Even our strongest animals are plant eaters; is this not proof enough?
Muscles need proteins. Everyone knows that. But can a vegan diet supply enough and all the right proteins? Many athletes swear by whey protein because they believe there is nothing better.
Muscle building and a vegan diet are a contrast for many people. Both seem incompatible. Finally, muscles need proteins – proteins of the highest quality.
Animal proteins are not the only proteins that the body can use to build muscle. So if you want a muscular body, then that’s also possible with a vegan diet. A vegan diet can also provide protein of the highest quality and in the required amount.
Read the post below what Robert Cheekea, champion bodybuilder, suggests. He can tell you how to use a vegan diet to build muscles.
Also, see the video on page 2, Frank Medrano – Superhuman Bodyweight Workout + How to Get Six Pack Abs with Cardio, Strength, and Core Training.
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How To Use A Vegan Diet To Build Muscles
How I Fuel Myself with Whole Plant Foods
The standard American diet is filled with calorie-dense processed foods, but when you eat whole plant foods, you will find that they are lower in calories per bite of food, and you will need to eat more volume to feel full and satisfied. I eat five bananas (about 100 calories each) as soon as I wake up, and that is before my main breakfast, which is a bowl of oats with fruit and nuts. On my way to the gym, I eat another three bananas for a quick burst of energy to optimize my fuel before a workout.
After my workout, I look to starchy vegetables, legumes, and grains for the basis of my hearty, muscle-recovery meals. Some of my favorite choices are yams, beans, lentils, and brown rice. Then I add plenty of other nutritious foods such as leafy greens. (Note that leafy greens alone do not have enough calories to satisfy, so don’t build your diet on greens alone.) On days that I exercise, I burn more fuel and thus eat more calories to feed my muscles. My appetite guides my daily nutrition plan.
How We Build Muscle
When you understand how muscle is built, you will realize that animal products are not necessary, and they could actually have an adverse effect on your health. Muscle size only increases when two conditions are present:
- First, you stimulate growth by consistently engaging in resistance training that exerts stress on muscle fibers, creating micro-tears in them.
- Second, you need to eat enough calories to support muscle repair and growth, a small but vital proportion of which must consist of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Amino acids help us recover from training, and they help damaged muscle tissues repair and grow.
Having Trouble Building Muscle?
Nutrition plays a huge role in whether or not you will build muscle. If you have been spinning your wheels when it comes to muscle gain, it is almost certainly related to your ratio of calories consumed to energy expended, factoring in the type of calories (whole plant foods or processed foods).
There were times in my life when I tried to build muscle and didn’t put on a single pound because I didn’t do what was required to succeed. Other times, I put on 20 pounds in a year and completely transformed my levels of strength and muscle mass because I understood the actions to take, and I performed them consistently, putting myself in a position to achieve my goal.
All Calories Are Not Created Equal
The following scenario describes two hypothetical individuals who experience markedly different health and fitness results due to the type of calories they consume:
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