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20 Vegan Bodybuilders That Will Change Your Outlook on Protein

July 22, 2017

 

The stereotypical bodybuilder arsenal consists of cutoff tank tops, whey protein smoothies, a gallon water jug, and a love for meat, but there is a new wave of bodybuilders emerging: the Vegan Bodybuilder. 

 

Dominick Thompson

Dominick is an Ironman Triathlete, bodybuilder, and animal activist. He also has a vegan clothing line, Crazies & Weirdos, to bring awareness to animal rights. 

Torre Washington 

Torre Washington will have you rethinking your protein sources. Raised vegetarian, Torre went vegan in 1998 and stared competing in bodybuilding in 2009. 

Laurel Fredette 

Laurel is a vegan lifter and trainer. Although she no longer competes, she is still killing it in the gym and motivating others. 

Nimai Delgado

Nimai has never eaten meat. I repeat: Nimai has NEVER eaten meat! He is an IFBB Pro and a mechanical engineer. 

Bianca Taylor

Bianca has taken over vegan Instagram feeds with her unique "Vegan" booty tattoo and impressive physique. This warrior princess is not afraid to lift heavy and fight for the animals. 

Jon Venus 

Jon knows the power of whole foods and promotes a healthy fit lifestyle on his popular YouTube channel. He has a beautiful wife, Kathrine, who shares his passion for fitness and good vegan food. 

 

John Lewis (BadassVegan)

John's smile is infectious and his passion for animal rights, a healthy lifestyle, and inspiring others shines through everything he does. 

Crissi Carvalho

Crissi made headlines when she won the Arnold Classic Bikini Master title in 2016 at the age of 42. She also recently competed on American Ninja Warrior. "The best and kindest thing we can do for our own health and well-being is to eat less meat, save animal lives and end the cruelty. This lifestyle also helps restore our environment…and our earth ‘s future depends on it." - Crissi Carvalho

 

Ryan Nelson 

Ryan went cold-turkey (or should we say, cold-tofu) vegan in 2012. This guy may look like a total beast, but he's quite the jokester. 

Brian Turner

Brian is a YouTube personality and a physique competitor. He cured his cystic acne going vegan and continues to build muscle on a plant-based diet. 

 

Chelsea Karabin (Chelsea Lifts)

Chelsea, who sports an iconic headband and pineapple bun combo, is a YouTube personality. She is an entrepreneur owning her own fitness apparel brand, Raise the Bar, and investing in real estate. 

 

Patrik Baboumian

Patrik went vegetarian in 2005. He was dubbed "Germany's Strongest Man" in 2011, the same year he went vegan, by winning the open division at the German strongman nationals. He then broke his own world record in 2015 completing the yoke walk with 560kg.

 

Jordan David (Conscious Muscle)

Jordan kills workouts, not animals. Although he looks very Dothrakian, he is a father of two adorable little girls and owns a small animal sanctuary.

 

Frank Medrano 

You've probably seen Frank in viral videos of him floating around the pull up bar with seemingly no effort at all. That's some vegan strength and conditioning right there!

 

Natalie Matthews (FitVeganChef)

Natalie is an NFF Bikini Pro with a passion for fitness and cooking. Although she had been vegetarian from a young age, she suffered from bouts of hypoglycemia, severe acne, and extreme fatigue. Her health problems lead her to a vegan diet and after eliminating dairy, her health improved drastically. 

Samantha Shorkey

Samantha is the first ever vegan World Naturals Bikini Pro. She owes her physique to years of hard work and a vegan diet. 

Derek Tresize

Derek is a WNBF & NFF Pro Bodybuilder who went vegan in 2007. He is a certified personal trainer and is certified in plant-based nutrition. 

Sean Young (Vegan Strong Warrior)

Sean started his health journey in 2012, which lead him to become vegan in May 2013. He ultimately lost 90lbs! Since going vegan, he has also become a firm animal rights advocate.

 

Elizabeth Aguilera (elizabethmorganfit)

Elizabeth beat cancer with the help a whole food, plant-based diet. She is also a nationally ranked NPC bikini fitness athlete. 

 

Richard Campbell

Richard went vegan in 2013 for spiritual and ethical reasons. He competes in bodybuilding competition and is a personal trainer in Toronto, Canada.

BONUS: 

Stefanie Moir

How can we not mention this Gymshark babe? Stefanie is an absolute powerhouse in the gym and has a heart of gold. Not to mention she has the most mesmerizing Scottish accent! 

 

Want to Build Muscle without Meat? 

Check out our top sources of plant-based protein: Vegan Protein Sources to Help Build Muscle

 

 

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