Name: Torre Washington AKA “ThaVeganDread”
Division you will compete in: Bodybuilding of course
Years as a vegan: 15+yrs
Why you became a Vegan: Was a “vegetarian” and decided to just take it to the next level, but I did not know that there was a name or label to eat this way. As a Rasta “Ital” = natural was a way of life, and I wanted to live it to the fullest.
2009 SNBF – 3rd
2009 SNBF – 1st place/overall winner Pro Card
2011 SNBF Pro show – 3rd
2011 Musclemania Miami – 3rd
2011 SNBF – 5th
2012 IFPA Pro Show – 3rd
2012 SNBF Pro Show – 2nd
2012 Musclemania Miami – 2nd
What drives you to compete: The drive to compete is to be better than I was the previous year and to always improve upon any weaknesses and the enjoyment of being on stage putting on a show!, for the crowd.
What do you see as the biggest advantages of being a vegan athlete: Recovery, food variety, ease of getting sliced and diced(shredded). Breaking the norm.
How would you describe your diet while preparing for a competition: Simple it is not a “diet” it is the same way that I eat year round, and the only changes if any are that I do less beans and fruit. The key is to make it a lifestyle.
Favorite food in your prep diet: Baked Tofu
How would you describe your training for a competition: Heavy, High volume with drop sets and supersets.
Favorite exercises: Squats to the ground, Heavy Shrugs, Bent Over Rows, and Stiff Legged Deadlifts.
How many hours a week do you spend training?: 5hrs
Today I am most proud of: Squat to the floor “Tom Platz” style with a Heavy weight.
Personal website or blog: