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In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the opportunity to chat with Pro Vegan Bodybuilder Mark Chapman.
Mark is a 51-year-old pro vegan bodybuilder. He has been vegan for 11 years and was vegetarian for 10 years prior. Mark is also a retired police Sergeant from Southern California and now lives in Central Oregon. He originally went vegan because of the inhumane conditions of animal agriculture. After seeing the enormous health benefits of a plant-based diet he decided that he could never go back. Mark is an athlete ambassador for Switch4Good and sponsored by Gains in Bulk.
One of the major questions that I have often wondered about is, if a bodybuilder eating a typical bodybuilders' diet consisting of animal protein, decides to go plant-based and wants to compete as a vegan bodybuilder, how long do you think they should wait before they can actually call themselves a vegan bodybuilder? Do they wait? And is there an element of false advertising? Mark tackles these questions and more while he shares his secrets to looking and feeling his best over 50.
In this episode Mark and I chat about:
➤How the plant-based lifestyle helps to reduce inflammation within the body.
➤Feeling your best over 50.
➤The truth about testosterone in the bodybuilding industry.
➤Problems with the typical bodybuilder’s diet and what happens when a bodybuilder goes plant-based?
➤How the average, out of shape, over 45 year-old guy can turn it around and get into the best shape of his life.
➤How being plant-based is giving bodybuilder’s an edge on the competition!
Follow Mark on Instagram: @markthemightyvegan
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