Bodybuilding

Cheezy Crispy Chick’n

by Ashlee Harrison Ingredients: 2 pieces of Gardein Chick’n Scallopini. 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast. Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning to taste(optional). Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to taste (optional). Slightly thaw scallopinis until they can be easily pulled apart into pieces (about one hour). Pour nutritional yeast on top. Add Mrs. Dash (optional) and toss […]

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Beginner’s Mistakes

by Erin Fergus I said in my Plantbuilt application video that I made all my beginner’s mistakes during my first competition season of summer 2013. The night before the first competition, I posted on Facebook all the other times that I made beginner’s mistakes (during running races and triathlons) and how I was going to […]

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Strike a Pose

by Dani Taylor Torre never breaks for even a second when on stage. Although flexing every muscle in his body, he is always graceful. How you hold yourself on stage is everything. You have spent months (maybe years?) building up a foundation of solid muscle to create a certain frame, and then dieting down and […]

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Let’s Get Real

by Paola Deocampo Jackson I am often told that I look great, that I’m so fit and tiny, that I’m skinny and one to be envied.  These comments are all made in reference to my social media pictures.  Pictures from prior competitions and bikini photoshoots.  Shoots that were very carefully timed during intense training and […]

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FACE IT

by Mindy Collette •Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Their Lip Tar is like nothing I’ve experienced in the past. Yes, it’s THAT good. This stuff stays on, doesn’t feel tacky, and is 100% cruelty-free and vegan! If you’re in the NYC area they have a store front in the lower east side. The only down side to […]

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Have a Heart in February

by Jennifer Moore February is heart month. Focusing on our hearts should direct our attention to the vegan lifestyle for several reasons. First, a vegan diet has been shown not only to prevent heart disease but to actually REVERSE coronary artery disease, the main cause of heart attack. Check out Caldwell Esselstyn’s research and angiograms […]

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Just D it!

by Elana Priesman A lot of people unDerestimate the importance of this essential hormone that we call Vitamin D. Sunshine is the optimal way of getting it, but sometimes we can be “D-ficient “ for many reasons. It is very important to know where your levels are, so you can have the optimal immunity, bone […]

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Vegan Since Birth

by Jehina Malik My older sister Kishema Pendu Malik is also vegan since birth! She goes by Pendu! She has been dancing since was 5 years old! Kishema has taken all dance styles and choreographs mainly afro jazz but does it all! She danced for Cirque du Soleil “Beatles Love” for 5 in a half […]

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No excuses!

by Emily Zukle We’ve all heard the typical “reasons” people don’t go to the gym to workout. Time is the most common one I hear. But really? We all have the same time in a day and we tend to make time for whatever matters to us whether it’s television viewing or social networking or […]

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Injuries Suck!

by Christian Garcia As humans, we’re able to endure a lot of things; we’re a resilient species. However, just because we can endure those things, it doesn’t mean we come out just fine. As an athlete, I am more than familiar with people call injuries. I’ve had my fair share of injuries ranging from thoracic […]

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Goals

by Chris Piontek Its that time of year again where people scream and shout, “NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!!” I truly applaud the zeal with which they proclaim the new directions and motivations for their life. However, its no secret that by the end of February or beginning of March the fire starts to dwindle. By […]

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Vegan Banana Ice Cream

by Chad Byers Want a healthy, delicious, low fat, non-dairy, non-soy alternative to ice cream? Give this banana ice cream recipe a try. Ingredients: 5 bananas (brown spotted) 1-2 dates 1 scoop PlantFusion Chocolate Protein Powder 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup Almond or Rice milk (less if thicker consistency is desired) Directions: Slice bananas, place […]

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More than me

by Austin Barbisch paragraph I feel something  very special when I think of this PlantBuilt team. I have been competing in bodybuilding shows since 1996, with 13 shows under my belt (thong). Up until meeting this awesome group of people, my goals in competition were purely for a love for competing, and to  get the […]

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Spaghetti Squash Casserole

by Elana Priesman The Sauce: 1 box of POM strained tomatoes new Frontiers pizza seasoning to taste The Vegeliciousness Roast a halved spaghetti squash in a shallow pan of water open face down for 45minat 400-450 depending on your oven Use a silpat or parchment paper for the rest and watch carefully because they will […]

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Perspective

by Mindy Collette As a full-time employee, living over an hour away from the city now, it can be very difficult to get to the gym. To make time to lift weights, pack protein shakes, L-Glutamine, and BCAA’s. But, where there’s a will there’s a way, and it’s been going well so far. Actually, really […]

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Cardio

by Athena Iglesias So. Let’s talk about cardio, shall we? I struggle just like anyone else might with “enjoying’ cardio. I have tried many different styles of cardio/fat burning workouts, some are more effective than others and some really make me want to break things out of boredom and frustration! Luckily, I had an opportunity […]

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Strong Girl VS HIIT

by Jonna Edwinson So as we all know, the dreaded word “cardio” can be frightening for us bodybuilders. Muscle is a precious thing for drug-free bodybuilders, so I am often asked if cardio is truly all that necessary. The answer is YES… but of course with a measured program. I find that if competitors don’t […]

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Childhood Obesity

by Korin Sutton “The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.” -Albert Einstein. Today in America we have a huge epidemic problem and that is childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is growing and it is growing fast, […]

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