Starting a "10 lb Muscle Gain" challenge on a vegan diet using Calisthenics- Who is interested?

Hello There,

I would like to bulk up on a plant based diet. I am shooting for 10 lb of muscle gain starting now (Aug 4th 2019) and I have until the end of the year to accomplish it.

Would love to have some buddies on this journey.

Cheers,

Paul

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  • @polo336

    I was part of a documentary where someone did this (it hasn't been released yet)! I'm really interested in your journey so keep us posted.

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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  • @Susan_RD_101

    Cool... I am curious about this documentary now lol.

    I will! Thank you!

  • UPDATE: I am at +16 lbs in 10 weeks! And yes I am still lean lol. It is TOTALLY possible to build muscle on a plant based diet.

  • @polo336

    Thankfully "The Game Changers" is helping to show people that you can be strong and powerful and still eat plants! :)

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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  • Exactly! Loved this documentary.

  • @polo336

    Very interested!! I have seen the documentary (very compelling) and have been steadily replacing meat protein with plant based. Still trying to keep my protein at 1 gram per pound of body weight. I have been integrating more calisthenics with traditional weight lifting. Are you open to sharing the program you've been following? Caloric intake, exercises, times per week, etc.

    Thanks in advance.

  • @Acaste

    Hi there!

    Good for you for progressively switching to PB! You won't regret it!

    I keep my protein between 1 to 1.5 gr per kg, I don't track my calorie intake very often but I think it's around 2,200 and 2,500.

    I also do Cali and weight lifting everyday for at least an hour.
    At the beginning I was just doing mostly 10 reps and 3 sets of each exercise but I change the routine every 2 weeks trying to focus more on strength right now (lower reps heavier weights).

    I'll be sharing more on my youtube channel if you are interested.

    I am curious about your routine too if you don't mind sharing.
    my email: [email protected]

    Good luck with your journey!

  • @polo336

    Thanks for the info. What is your YouTube channel?

    I try to change my routine up as well; sometimes 2 weeks sometimes a month depending on how I feel my progress is going. I do a light cycle; 3 sets of 10 at about 65% of my estimated max.

    Then a heavy cycle; 4 to 5 sets pyramided up to close to my max. I'm trying to add muscle now. On legs day I'll add "box jumps". On shoulder day I try to add compound movements with kettle bells. Push ups on chest day etc.

    What caught my attention about your post was the calisthenics; that was going to be my next cycle. Probably 2 weeks.

    I used to do exclusively whole body workouts outs 3 times a week. I might work that back into the routine.

    I have been ramping my protein up; .6 grams per lbs of body weight, then to .85 grams, and in the last week it's been close to 1 gram per lbs of body weight.

    I guess we'll see how it goes!

    Thanks again for sharing!!

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