Austin Barbisch

Austin Barbisch- PLANTBUILT.COM

Austin Barbisch- PLANTBUILT.COM

Division you will compete in: open and masters bodybuilding. Open physique.

Age:44

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 190lbs off season. 172 lbs in contest condition

City: Austin

Years as a vegan: 8 months

Why you became a Vegan: For ethical reasons

History Competing: 12 Natural bodybuilding shows since 1996

What drives you to compete: I just want to see what my body can do

What do you see as the biggest advantages of being a vegan athlete: My recovery after ultra-marathons and strength increase with body building

What types of supplements if any do you use?: Creatine, Arginine,and PlantFusion.

How would you describe your diet while preparing for a competition: Six weightlifting workouts (45min -1.25 hrs) and six cardio sessions (1-1.5 hours) a week

Favorite food in your prep diet: Salads and smoothies

How would you describe your training for a competition: Very focused and intense at the gym, but relatively relaxed at home.

Favorite exercises: Dumbell pullovers, close grip pull down and the squat machine.

How many hours a week do you spend training?: about 7 hours off season and 13 + hours during contest preparation.

Today I am most proud of: Breaking my flat dumbbell fly record (55lbs for 12 reps). Being a vegan, so that I don’t create harm to animals while getting in the best physical condition of my life.

Personal website or blog: www.solidpt.com