My name is Alex Arnstrom (I know weird name right), and I hope you're having a great day.
Here's the (long'ish) story of how this blog came to be:
A couple of years ago I first encountered the concept of a vegan diet, and I have to admit it felt very foreign to me.
I mean all my life I had been told I was dependent on animal products for my survival and for optimal health... and especially for building muscle mass.
As I was somewhat interested in the whole fitness thing and looking good naked, and had been so for a couple of years, I heeded the advice of getting in tons of animal protein and stuck to a diet of mostly lean chicken breast and rice.
Truthfully I can hardly ever remember having a meal without an animal or animal product on my plate, I was quite the carnivore.
Anyways as it turned out a seed had actually been planted in my mind...
Due to a couple unfortunate reasons I had been struggling with ill health for more than a year (probably compounded by my horribly nutrient devoid diet):
Crippling fatigue and weakness, severe mucus buildup which made it hard to breathe, persistent deep coughing, case of pneumonia which had to be dealt with and other not-so-fun symptoms.
All of which made walking up a set of stairs immensely challenging and working out quite impossible.
And it would just go on and on like this. If I felt better I would try my luck and do some light training but it just made the whole thing much worse.
Back to lying position and passing the time with Netflix and ice-cream.
I had grown weak, skinny and was pretty depressed about my situation.
My several doctors' appointments lead nowhere - so I figured I would have to take the matter into my own hands.
Remembering having read something about the health benefits of a vegan diet I started researching the matter.
As the ethical argument also seemed really compelling I thought 'What the hell it can't get any worse' and decided to give it a go.
Fast forward to the present, more than two years now, and I can say that this decision has been absolutely life-changing for me.
I simply feel great (not only physically but also because I know I'm not contributing to unnecessary pain, suffering and death).
Now this website of mine, Vegan Liftz, was conceived out of scratching my own itch.
After I had gone vegan I was looking around for science-backed information on how to fuel my body with a plant-based diet, lift weights, look better naked, become healthier...
...all at the same time.
As I couldn't find this, and seeing as others were probably in a similiar situation, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
My mission here is to:
That you need animal products for making gains or to be healthy is nonsense.
The reality is that tons of people have built amazing physiques on a vegan diet, and so can you (with the right information regarding diet, training and recovery).
With my sub-par genetics I've managed to put on roughly 24 pounds of vegan muscle, and I plan to put on many more.
Feel free to peruse the various articles on this website, I hope you find something useful!
P.S. Do make sure to check out the free guide to vegan bodybuilding - a step-by-step blueprint on how to build a lean and muscular body on a plant-based diet.
If you've any other questions or inquiries, send me an e-mail at email@example.com