Vegetarian bodybuilding, could it be the next big thing in the fitness world? That it may be -- there's professional bodybuilders like Torre Washington, bikini competitors like Samantha Shorkey, and professional athletes like David Carter  (defensive lineman – Oakland Raiders). They're giving us a glimpse of what the future of fitness could be. 

“I watched a TV documentary about how animals are farmed, killed and prepared for us to eat. I saw all those cows and pigs and realized I couldn’t be a part of it any more. It was horrible. I did some research to make sure I could still obtain enough protein and once satisfied that I could, I stopped. I’ll never go back.” —David Haye (former heavyweight boxing champion)

Professional vegetarian athletes are gaining more notoriety on the world's stage -- I just named three top athletes. It's evident that anyone can pack on the muscle and build the strength from a veggie.

To gain muscle mass or lose fat, the meal plan for a vegetarian and a meat-eater are essentially the same when it comes to the macros and caloric number. You should know by now that building muscle means ingesting more calories than what you burn metabolically and put out via exericse. But when we're talking vegetarian, we want whole food sources like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts -- that's how you get the protein. Bulking up as a vegetarian can be tricky but it's completely doable. I always get asked how I get my protein, my response that's coupled with a funny look, "Food."

Complete article...BUILD MUSCLE WITH WHOLE FOOD, PLANT-BASED DIET (Muscle & Fitness).

Author: BY CHRIS WILLITTS (Muscle & Fitness) | Created: Tue Apr 05 17:26:43 UTC 2016 | Last Updated: Tue Apr 05 17:30:48 UTC 2016