Division you will compete in: 10 minute Longcycle
Weight/Competition Weight: 85kg
City: Los Angeles
Years as a vegan: 13
Why you became a Vegan: I was exposed to veganism through punk and hardcore. I chose a straightedge lifestyle at 14, so I was drawn to straightedge bands and then vegan straightedge bands. I went vegetarian my first year of college, but at the time thought veganism was extreme. 3 years later, I realized that my diet consisted of mostly cheese and chocolate and I dove deeper in learning about animal agriculture. It was only logical that I took the next step to not support murder, torture, and rape. I then saw the correlations in other struggles, and ever since, I believe in and fight for Animal, Earth, Human, And Self Liberation. All struggles are one.
2013 OKC Bay Area Kettlebell Competition – 1st place
2013 IKFF New Orleans Kettlebell Sport Championship- 2nd Place
2013 OKC California Open Championship – 1st Place
What drives you to compete: I’m actually not a very competitive person. For me competition is always against myself. That is one of the reasons that I was drawn to kettlebell sport. In kettlebell sport, you have to dig deep to fight the voices in your head that tell you to drop the bells. It’s more mental strength than physical. By setting goals for competition, it’s the difference between just working out and training. You train with purpose to reach a specific goal. It creates the drive to push yourself further. The process is what drives me more than the competition itself. I always strive to better myself and become more than what I was yesterday.
What do you see as the biggest advantages of being a vegan athlete: That’s a little hard for me to say. When I competed in Kung Fu as well as kettlebell sport, I was already vegan, so I can’t really compare my athleticism to being non-vegan. I will say that it gives me a sense of peace to know that my performances are not fueled by murder.
What types of supplements if any do you use: I mostly just use various protein powders (Vega sport, Warrior Force, Sunwarrior, Plantfusion, and Ojio). I like to rotate what I use. I also take Mahler’s Restorezyme to reduce inflammation.
How would you describe your diet while preparing for a competition: I pretty much eat the same year round, except I will limit sweets and dark chocolate. I’ve always had a bit of a sweet tooth.
Favorite food in your prep diet: Chocolate almond butter banana protein shakes
How would you describe your training for a competition:
I train 5-6 days a week. The beginning of each training session is 10-30 minutes warmup and the end is 10-20 minutes of stretching and cool down. Tues, Thurs, and Sat are cardio days. Cardio days are a mix of running, kung fu, and animal based bodyweight movements. M, W , F are strength days. When I’m several months out from a competition, 1 of the strength days will be longcycle, while the other 2 are Gpp(general physical preperation). When I’m 1.5-2 months out, M,F longcycle, W gpp. When I’m 1 month out, M, W, F Longcycle.
Favorite exercises: Longcycle, deadlift, squat, swings, bodyweight movements, bulgarian bag work, mace work, other kettlebell work…I like a lot of exercises.
How many hours a week do you spend training: 9-12
Today I am most proud of: Improvements in the clients that I train, both mentally and physically. Especially my student Eduard that ranked Candidate Master of Sport at his last competition.
Personal website or blog: https://www.facebook.com/scott.green.522