Becky Hackett

unnamedName:  Becky Hackett

Division you will compete in: CF

Age: 31

Height: 5’7.5

Weight: 160

City: Omaha NE

Years as a vegan: 12 years

Why you became a vegan: I turned vegetarian when I was 18 because I received a fake email about putting kittens in jars.  I asked myself how can I be so upset by seeing this and still eat meat.  The next day I quit eating meat.  Later that year I went to college and learned of this weird thing called “veganism” and did research on it and realized that even though I wasn’t eating meat I was still supporting “the system” and the animal cruelty that comes with it.  I went vegan that following summer and have never turned back.

History competing:

Nov 2013-scaled team

Feb 2014-scaled team

April 2014- team RX placed 1st

June 2014- Quad City CF urban street games team of 4 placed 2nd place

Sept 2014-Individual RX 8th place

Sept 2104-team Battle of the Belles placed 1st

Nov 2014- 515 Ultimate Athlete Competition Individual Rx 10th place

What drives you to compete: I love to compete to see how I have improved in my training and also to see what weaknesses I need to work on.  You never know how good you are until you compete.  You have to put yourself in that uncomfortable place and give it your all.  I also love competing and being known as the vegan CF athlete.  People know my passion for helping animals and why I’m vegan.

What do you see as the biggest advantages of being a vegan athlete: I recover quickly compared to my fellow athletes.  I also like to educate people on what helps with recovery using food.  People don’t realize the power of a plant based diet.

What types of supplements if any do you use?: I use vega protein and plantfusion, vega recovery, vegan creatine, vegan d-ribose

How would you describe your diet while preparing for a competition: I usually eat clean-ish all the time but when a competition is coming up I make sure to drink plenty of water and eat lots of food

Favorite food in your prep diet: My favorite food in my prep diet is probably tempeh because i can do so much with it, my go to is throwing it in a pan with coconut oil, curry, salt and pepper.

How would you describe your training for a competition: I generally workout 4-5 times a week. My gym usually programs 2 lifts or 1 lift and 1 skill and then a WOD.  Twice a week I workout with the competitors group and that is a more intense and heavier WOD.

Favorite exercises: Power Cleans, kettlebell swings, HSPU and box jumps, DU

Strongest skills: power cleans, DU, KB Swings, rowing

How many hours a week do you spend training?:  8 hours

Today I am most proud of:  I’m proud of how much I have achieved in the past year.  I have to thank the combination of my gym’s programming and being vegan for my accomplishments in CF.  I have become stronger by learning more about nutrition and listening to what my body needs, sometimes that is Chicago Diner cake 🙂 I have proven to my fellow non-vegan athletes that I can keep up them.

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