Well, for the past few months I’ve been training to participate in my first ever triathlon and one of my goals is to build more muscle. I recently started working with a trainer, and I’m up against this same thing – the protein issue.
Typical non-vegan trainers tend to believe we can’t build muscle without animal or soy protein. Of course, I don’t believe in consuming a lot of soy products because research indicates that it increases estrogen levels, and consequently increases the chances of getting cancer.
So, this week I’m thrilled to introduce you to a vegan fitness professional I recently met. She is a personal trainer and owns her own fitness studio.
Cynthia Florence is the owner of Pure Energy Fitness Studio in Marietta, Ga.
Check out this video to find out more about how she builds and sustains her muscles by following a plant based diet.
After viewing the video please leave a comment. Do you believe it’s possible to build muscle on a vegan diet? I would love to hear your thoughts.