When many people think of vegetarians, they certainly don't imagine a person with a lot of muscles. After all, don't we need meat to become strong? The myth of vegetarians not being able to be bodybuilders is linked to the myths that vegetarians can't gain weight and that vegetarians don't need exercise. The right amount of vegetarian meals plus the disciplined amount of exercise equals a strong and healthy vegetarian bodybuilder.
Believe this or not, but Mr. Universe 1971 (Bill Pearl) is a vegetarian! Yes, steroids were used back in those days, however, Pearl had stopped using steroids since 1961, which means that the body he won Mr. Universe with is the result of vegetarianism combined with intense fitness training.
Bill Pearl. circa 1971.
"So vegetarians can be bodybuilders, but a vegan could never accomplish this!", may assume an omnivore. To their surprise though, there are MANY vegan bodybuilders; more than I ever thought there'd be as well! Here's just to name a few:
Kenneth G. Williams
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Stay positive and work those muscles!