Shalee Denver

SHALEE_DENVER_PLANTBUILTDivision you will compete in: 10 minute doubles 12kg Long Cycle.

Age: 33

Height: 5’6″

Weight/Competition Weight: 52kg/53kg weight class.

Current personal records in the jerk, snatch, and/or long cycle: New to competing in kettlebell sport.

City: Payson, UT

Years as a vegan: 4

Why you became a Vegan:  I became vegan after watching videos and doing research online about factory farming.

History Competing: New to competing.  My first competition will be the 2017 California Open WAKSC World Championship.

What drives you to compete:  Competition goal oriented training has made exercising fun and pushes me to get to the gym.

What do you see as the biggest advantages of being a vegan athlete:  I have energy for my workouts, don’t feel weighed down, and have faster recovery time.

What types of supplements if any do you use: I like to switch it up.  I’ve used Vega Sport Protein Powder, Orgain, D’s Naturals, and Clean Machine.

How would you describe your diet while preparing for a competition:  I try to eat clean and track macros.

Favorite food in your prep diet:  I love oatmeal, sweet potatoes, tofu, seitan, and peanut butter!

How would you describe your training for a competition:  I have kettlebell training 3-4 times per week.  I will switch up doing intervals and full sets in Kettlebell Snatch, Long Cycle, and Jerks.

Favorite exercises: Deadlifts, long cycle, snatches, bicep curls, overhead presses, and hiking.

How many hours a week do you spend training: 8-10

Today I am most proud of:  How much I have changed my lifestyle over the last few years.  I eat healthier, exercise regularly, and have made positive friends and influences.

Personal website or blog:  Instagram- @veganreeree