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#1 Old 06-26-2015, 12:58 PM
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Gonna show my self defense class I can be Vegan and strong!

Yesterday at Krav Magra training, we were doing some of our usual work outs. Some of the class noticed I had brought a vegan protein shake with me for a post work out recovery. They started judging me. One said "I tried to go vegan for a while and almost died." another said "Yea me too I was vegan for like a week and I was starving." and I said "Well I've been vegan for a year now and I feel great." They glared at me and interrupted me and said "Well you need your protein and B12" and I said "It's in the plants" and they said "Well we Like to cut open a steak and see the blood flow out." I just grimaced and said "OOOK that's you're problem then" and I walked outside to meet with my trainer. I later found out that their personal trainers all suggested they go vegan but they refuse to do it. Huh... Well I'm gonna rise to the top of the class and get fit in the process. I'd like to show them you can be vegan and strong. They're not one to judge. We did Hyper Intensive Training the other day and one of the ones that judged me passed out because of some nutritional deficiency and heat exhaustion combined. I guess that bloody steak didn't help... Anyone here a vegan athlete?
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No, but good luck and give 'em heck.

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YEAH!!! XD Thanks
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Yesterday at Krav Magra training, we were doing some of our usual work outs. Some of the class noticed I had brought a vegan protein shake with me for a post work out recovery. They started judging me. One said "I tried to go vegan for a while and almost died." another said "Yea me too I was vegan for like a week and I was starving." and I said "Well I've been vegan for a year now and I feel great." They glared at me and interrupted me and said "Well you need your protein and B12" and I said "It's in the plants" and they said "Well we Like to cut open a steak and see the blood flow out." I just grimaced and said "OOOK that's you're problem then" and I walked outside to meet with my trainer. I later found out that their personal trainers all suggested they go vegan but they refuse to do it. Huh... Well I'm gonna rise to the top of the class and get fit in the process. I'd like to show them you can be vegan and strong. They're not one to judge. We did Hyper Intensive Training the other day and one of the ones that judged me passed out because of some nutritional deficiency and heat exhaustion combined. I guess that bloody steak didn't help... Anyone here a vegan athlete?
My 22-year old son is a vegan martial artist, too. ( traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu karate).

He went veg at 10, vegan around 12 years old. He kicks ass (pun intended) in class, is very strong despite not lifting heavy, and his body recovers quickly from workout soreness. No one in his dojo gives him any trouble about his veganism.
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Lol that person who said he went vegan and almost died
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My 22-year old son is a vegan martial artist, too. ( traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu karate).

He went veg at 10, vegan around 12 years old. He kicks ass (pun intended) in class, is very strong despite not lifting heavy, and his body recovers quickly from workout soreness. No one in his dojo gives him any trouble about his veganism.
Lucky him for nobody giving him trouble
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Lol that person who said he went vegan and almost died


Ironically was the same person who passed out.
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Clearly that person doesn't know what a healthy diet looks like, vegan or omni. Good luck in your class!
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Yesterday at Krav Magra training, we were doing some of our usual work outs. Some of the class noticed I had brought a vegan protein shake with me for a post work out recovery. They started judging me. One said "I tried to go vegan for a while and almost died." another said "Yea me too I was vegan for like a week and I was starving." and I said "Well I've been vegan for a year now and I feel great." They glared at me and interrupted me and said "Well you need your protein and B12" and I said "It's in the plants" and they said "Well we Like to cut open a steak and see the blood flow out." I just grimaced and said "OOOK that's you're problem then" and I walked outside to meet with my trainer. I later found out that their personal trainers all suggested they go vegan but they refuse to do it. Huh... Well I'm gonna rise to the top of the class and get fit in the process. I'd like to show them you can be vegan and strong. They're not one to judge. We did Hyper Intensive Training the other day and one of the ones that judged me passed out because of some nutritional deficiency and heat exhaustion combined. I guess that bloody steak didn't help... Anyone here a vegan athlete?
First, love profile pic.... You look a bit like Char from Gundam!

Second "I tried to go vegan for a while and almost died"....LOL! I shouldn't LOL....But I can't help it!

I'd like to be more athletic. I have some body goals I'd like to achieve, but..... it's cold outside and I am very lazy.

Where do you get your motivation from? Are there vegan athletes who help you keep motivated?
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First, love profile pic.... You look a bit like Char from Gundam!

Second "I tried to go vegan for a while and almost died"....LOL! I shouldn't LOL....But I can't help it!

I'd like to be more athletic. I have some body goals I'd like to achieve, but..... it's cold outside and I am very lazy.

Where do you get your motivation from? Are there vegan athletes who help you keep motivated?
Thanks!! I'm a cosplayer actually Thanks for the complement. Honestly my dad keeps me motivated, he wanted to start me out in self defense, and as the training went on I got more and more into fitness until I started working out every day. Also..... its ok to LOL at them XD I did.
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The people in your class have a poor awareness of the martial arts world. The following successful martial artists are either vegetarian or vegan:

Jan Muller, Muay Thai World Champion http://www.vegan-fighter.com/vegan-f...an-muller.html

Jake Shields, UFC Fighter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Shields

Mac Danzig, UFC Fighter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Danzig

Nick Diaz, UFC Fighter: http://www.fuelforthefighter.com/the-fighter/

Also, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes vegetarian and vegan diets:
http://www.bjjee.com/articles/benefi...-bjj-athletes/
http://www.thediscerningbrute.com/tag/bjj/
http://www.graciemag.com/2012/02/6-e...for-jiu-jitsu/
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Thanks!! I'm a cosplayer actually Thanks for the complement. Honestly my dad keeps me motivated, he wanted to start me out in self defense, and as the training went on I got more and more into fitness until I started working out every day. Also..... its ok to LOL at them XD I did.
How cool!

I'm doing my first serious cosplay soon.....Is Cosplay a verb? I'll use it as a verb That's the reason I'm looking to be a bit more athletic. I don't want to be a scrawny villain!

Oh and I was thinking, you sound like you have everything sorted, but I really liked the Sun Warrior protein powder. It's vegan and tastes okay. I used to sweeten it with a date or two when I was running. I didn't die, so I assume it helped
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If there's one thing you learn about being vegan it's that people are rude, I'm sorry about all that! but don't worry I'm sure you'll kick ass in the class ^_^ I'd love to do a self defence class but unfortunately there are none around here...sigh...nevertheless it's so nice to see fellow vegans doing it !
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I'm a vegetarian/vegan and I play football 3 times a week, gym 4/5 times a week.

I want to spread the message that eating meat products is not necessary to be athletic and strong!
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