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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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