Torre Washington

Torre Washington- PLANTBUILT.COM

Torre Washington- PLANTBUILT.COM

Name: Torre Washington AKA “ThaVeganDread”

Division you will compete in:  Bodybuilding of course

Age:  38

Height:  5’7”

Weight: 160lbs

City:  Moody

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.

History Competing:
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:

Twitter: @ThaVeganDread

Instagram: @torre.washington