Hey there,

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).

I'm also thrilled that tofu scramble entered into my life.

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:

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    Cut through the bullshit, lies and quasi-science that permeates the fitness industry (and also some vegan groups online).
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    Provide you with the best possible evidence-based and actionable advice so that you can start making those vegan muscle and strength gains and optimize your health.
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    Finally, I would like to prove that it is indeed possible to build a great physique on a vegan diet.

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 alex@veganliftz.com