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Squash Lasagna

by Crystal Moulton INGREDIENTS 9 no-boil lasagna noodles (or boil some regular lasagna noodles if the others aren’t available) Squash Bechamel: ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1½ cups squash (or pumpkin puree) 2 cups nondairy milk like soy or almond, unsweetened 2 tsp olive oil Creamed Spinach: 4 tsp olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped […]

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Carbs | Crystal Moulton | Food | Lasagna | Noodles | nutrition | Recipe | squash

Principles of Dieting

by Justin Morgan Dieting can be stressful, confusing, and a general pain.  Especially if you are an athlete that also needs to preserve as much muscle, strength, and overall performance as possible while dieting to lose weight. This article will hopefully help to give you some guidelines that will make dieting easier and less confusing.  […]

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Cutting | dieting | Fat Loss | How To | Justin Morgan | macros | nutrition

Protein Toasties

by Holly Noll 1/2 c Vital Wheat Gluten Flour 2 TBS Chickpea Flour 2 TBS Flax Meal 1 TBS Baking Powder 1/2 tea Cinnamon 1/4 tea Nutmeg 1 TBS Creamy Nut Butter (I used Maple Brown Sugar Whipped Jif) 2 TBS Liquid Sweetener (I used Sugar Free Torani Vanilla) 1/2 c Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk […]

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bread | Food | gluten | Holly Noll | macros | Protein | Recipes | toast

V-log update: Powerlifting accessory work

by Justin Morgan

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My story of wrestling and being vegan

by Zackery Bickford I didn’t even know about wrestling until my younger brother did one school season of wrestling. After I saw my brother wrestle I told my parents I wanted to try as well so I started wrestling in the spring of 2004. Freestyle wrestling was the style I started with, and for anyone […]

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Basic Raw Powerlifting Equipment for Women (and everyone)

by Courtney Eastman   I’ve noticed a lot of questions online from people, particularly women, who want to try their first powerlifting meet but don’t know which equipment is vegan or what exactly they they will need for meet day. There have been a couple other blog posts outlining what to expect on meet day so […]

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Courtney Eastman | Equipment | FAQS | Knee Sleeves | Lifting Belt | powerlifting | Singlet

The Weaker Sex?

by guest Samira Menezes, Vegetarianos Magazine Original Interview: I don´t know in US, but in Brazil a lot of people still thinks that the only way to gain muscles is eating meat. Why this is not true, Sara? How do you do to maintain your muscles being a vegan? Muscle is rebuilt using specific amino acids. […]

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Powerlifting | Sara Russert | Team Members

Breaking Gender Stereotypes in Sports

by Kelly Colobella I’ve never been gravitated towards the things “they” say girls are supposed to like. I played with matchbox cars when I was young, hated wearing dresses (because it hindered my tree climbing), and despised the color pink. I’ve always been aggressive, competitive, and athletic. Fortunately, being raised by a very tough Mom, […]

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Female Strength Athlete | Feminism | Gender | Kelly Colobella | Stereotypes

My First Powerlifting Meet

by Kelly Colobella The week before my first powerlifting meet I scoured the internet for articles about prepping. Reading about how I should be training, what I should eat, bring with me, etc. I read articles from my awesome Plantbuilt teammates, and tried to sort through all the advice and information and digest it all. […]

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Back to the Basics: the Foundations of Training and Nutrition

by Scott Shetler “Before I had studied Zen for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and waters as waters. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains, and waters are not waters. But now that I have got its very substance […]

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4/9/14

by Crystal Moulon I have lifted with many people throughout my life from old to young and one thing I have seen come up again and again from my older weightlifting friends is comparing their current abilities to their younger selves, always with a negative effect. I’ve seen this in powerlifters, strongmen, arm wrestlers and […]

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Aging Gracefully | Crystal Moulon | powerlifting

Chocolate Cherry Power Balls

by Kelly Colobella I own a bakery and make sweet treats all day. It’s really difficult to keep eating clean while baking cupcakes so sometimes I like to make a different kind of sweet treats for myself. These look like tiny meatballs but they are delicious, fatty, protein packed balls of wonder! A great way […]

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Diet | Food | Kelly Colobella | Recipe | Sweets

Methods of Change

by Jason Morris Thus far my favorite lifting program has been the classical 5×5 protocol that get’s touted by Pavel of Strong First, and RKC. I have also spent some time using Dan John’s mass made simple program, which if you eat all the Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches and hit all of your squats, […]

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Dealing With Injury

by Crystal Hammer Weightlifters can be stubborn, honestly that is what makes most of us keep going. When people tell us “no” or that we cannot do something, it only motivates us to push harder. But when it comes to injuries, we need to put these hard-headed attitudes aside and heal. Injuries can take many […]

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Learning to Pull

by Jason Morris Over the last year I have transferred my deadlifting technique to a conventional stance. Before that I pulled from a sumo stance because it felt better. So why the change? Two reasons: First, I’m a coach and I need to be able to coach various movements and secondly, because I don’t want […]

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Weightlifting, how do I get started?

by Kelly Colobella I had a friend mention to me the other day that she wanted to start lifting weights and that she wasn’t really sure where to start. I remember that feeling all too well… walking into the gym and looking at all these machines, weights, treadmills and starting to panic. Seeing the large, […]

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Gym Etiquette | How To | Kelly Colobella | tips | Weightlifting

Jamaican Red Bean Stew

by Crystal Hammer Rest and calories are just as important in gaining strength as time in the gym, but if you’re like me, you’re starving the instant you get home and need calories NOW! Enter the crockpot. I can throw stuff together in the morning and come home at night to a hot meal that […]

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Crystal Hammer | Diet | Jamaican Red Bean Soup | Recipes | Soup

Lessons Learned The Hard Way

by Kelly Colobella Right now the year is turning over, people are making resolutions… getting healthier, losing weight, going vegan (hopefully), and doing things they want to do to better themselves and the world around them. I was never a big resolution setter… I figure, if you want to change something enough you will just […]

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acceptance | Diet | fitness | inspiration | Kelly Colobella | nutrition | strength | training

I hit like a Vegan

Arnold Schwarzenegger. That name means different things to different people. Terminator. Governator. Regardless if you agree or disagree with his political agenda or his acting ability, one thing is for certain-the dude can move some weight. When it comes to fitness and exercise, everybody can agree, he is an expert. The proof is in the […]

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Mike Wolf | Team Members

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Arnold Schwarzenegger | Governator | health | Mike Wolf | nutrition | nutrition myths | Terminator

Vegan Power Muffins

by Jill Jarvis Ingredients: 1 cup oats 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1 cup Plant Fusion chocolate protein powder (May use other vegan protein powder of choice). ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. baking soda ½ cup peanut butter ¼ cup agave 1/3 cup apple sauce 1 tsp. vanilla 3 smashed bananas 1 cup coconut ½ cup […]

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What to expect at your first Powerlifting meet

by Mike Greaves No matter what sport you participate in, a first competition can be both thrilling and nerve wracking. This is amplified in a sport like powerlifting because even though you might be on a team, you are alone on the platform (not counting spotters of course) with everyone watching you. For someone with […]

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1/10/2014

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How to Prepare for Your First Powerlifting Meet!

by Crystal Hammer Watching a powerlifting meet before competing in your first one can be of great benefit and you will learn tons, but if you are too eager and don’t want to wait there are a few things you can do to prepare. Choosing a weight class can seem daunting. You do have to […]

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