veg diet and athletic performance

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veg diet and athletic performance

Postby emccombs » Nov 8, 2013 9:09 pm

How do you survive as a vegan athlete?

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Re: veg diet and athletic performance

Postby emccombs » Nov 8, 2013 9:10 pm

I am an applied physiology major and SMU. Please help me in my research project by taking the following survey about vegetarian nutrition and performance. Your input is greatly appreciated!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N5Q73TX

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Re: veg diet and athletic performance

Postby expialidocious » Jun 5, 2018 8:29 am

You wanted to survey a monkey? Sorry I'm not a monkey (they're generally stronger for eating leaves though).

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How to survive as a vegan athlete? I gave up and went running in the middle of a 48 hour fast. :evil4: I've decided that such short term fasting is a state of mind (and I don't get hungry), although physically it gave me a second wind that I didn't have when eating more regularly (so my body seems to agree with it). Think of how it feels to run around the block after a big Thanksgiving dinner (of tofurkey), you'd be half dead! Okay, maybe that's just me, and I didn't really give up on veganism, yet I don't think that going through 24/7 digestion, or having constant intestinal transit going on, helps athleticism, or is a panacea to health (you know, they don't call it roughage for nothing). So I try to give the—yes it's a word—pumpkinification a rest half the time (which in my experience is 24 hours after I finish carrying around the last meal, or 48 hours past eating it). Wild animals can skip meals too, and outrun me and you.

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Re: veg diet and athletic performance

Postby approvalbunny » Jun 8, 2018 3:34 pm

expialidocious wrote:You wanted to survey a monkey? Sorry I'm not a monkey...



:munky2: -- "Whaddya wanna know?"

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Re: veg diet and athletic performance

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Re: veg diet and athletic performance

Postby approvalbunny » Jun 11, 2018 3:50 pm

expialidocious wrote:Is Running on Pavement Risky? :bounce:



Good to know. -- :walk:

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Re: veg diet and athletic performance

Postby happyvegan » Oct 14, 2018 10:47 pm

It's quite an open question... I have been a vegetarian for 33 years and vegan for 1. I have been weight training for hypertrophy for 4 years now and since going vegan, I can't say I have noticed any difference in my body. I have generally always felt very good in terms of conditioning, vascular, strength and size. I continue to make great progress every week with weight on the bar increasing however I do supplement with vegan protein powder.
The aim is to look like Chris Hemsworth from Thor within a few more years :P


 


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