The Veg Effect

The-Veg-Effect-Documentary

My friend and fellow fitness enthusiast Stic, of the hip hop duo Dead Prez, was recently featured in a documentary called “The Veg Effect”. To watch this series visit http://vegeffect.com This documentary follows 5 different individuals who have adopted, on various levels, a vegetarian diet and lifestyle. Stic is 100% veg and recently challenged himself […]

Introduction to Qigong Part 2: Applications and Styles.

qigong

Now that we understand what qigong and qi actually are (if you have not read part one, do so HERE), we can begin to explore the various applications and styles of qigong. There are three primary reasons people practise qigong; medical, health, and to enhance martial arts training. Medical qigong is one of the four main […]

Introduction to Qigong Part 1: What is Qigong?

qigong

While I truly love lifting weights and physical training, I believe it is crucial to adopt and internal practice that focuses on health and restoration as well. I am going to present a series of blogs over the next few weeks or months about the practice of qigong. I believe in a holistic approach to […]

Breathe from your abdomen for optimal health and relaxation.

Learning-to-Breathe

“Breathing is something we shouldn’t have to think about, we are born knowing how to do it. Unfortunately, as we grow older and enter into our professional lives, we encounter more and more stress and sacrifice our health for our livelihood.” Look at the way a newborn baby breathes. Watch as the baby lays there, […]

Blend Your Breakfast for Fast and Simple Nutrition!

Smoothie-vegan-breakfast

Simple solution for starting your day off with a blast of nutrition! If you are like me and start your day long before the sun comes up chances are that you hit the snooze alarm 3 or 12 times then never have enough time to get everything done before heading out the door and dealing […]

A Quick, Easy Vegan Recipe For Pre-Training Calories

Pre-Workout-Calories

Fueling your body with healthy, nutrient dense, plant-based calories before an intense training session helps me get the most out of my workout… One thing I am not however, is a gourmet chef! I don’t spend all day in the kitchen experimenting with food. I like things quick and easy. However, one cannot live on peanut […]

Fine! I’ll tell you where I get my protein from!

Popeye-for-Protein

The “How do you get your protein?” question is easily the most frequently asked question I get asked when someone finds out I’m a vegan.  We’ve all heard it. Immediately everyone becomes a protein expert. Sometimes I want to answer them the way Batman answers Robin…   Protein is so overrated it’s not even funny. […]

Five Easy Steps to go Vegan in 2015!

5-Steps-for-Going-Vegan

Learning how to take small, easy steps to go vegan, looking at it as a day-by-day transition, is the way to making the transition a success. Since switching to a vegan diet plan I’d have to say that aside from the obvious “where do you get your protein from” question, what I hear the most […]

My Vegan Journey Part 2: Regaining My Strength

Vegan Fitness Journey 2

“Being part of Team Plantbuilt is a huge honor as it allows me to be part of a much larger group of athletes who share a common goal, to show that you can be strong, athletic and build muscle on a vegan diet plan and most importantly to support animal welfare.” In my last blog […]