Athletes

Study shows nutrition NOT exercise plays a larger role in healthy metabolic rate. Nutrition text books warn: “Numerous studies have shown poor exercise performance on low carbohydrate diets. Athletes especially experience fatigue, ketosis, dehydration, and hypoglycemia.”

Plant protein builds muscle as well as flesh study finds. But nutrition book states the protein myths for athletes abound.

Vegetarian diets yield cardiorespiratory & oxygen efficiency for athletic activity, provides advantages over nonveg diets

 While a “running” site, has good info for all athletes nomeatathlete.com

Arm Wrestling

Rob Bigwood’s blog is here and interview with Mercy for Animals is here

Basketball

John Salley                    Wilson Chandler (Plant Based not vegan)  Jahlil Okafor & Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler; Kyrie Irving

Antoine Knighton, Atlanta, GA – officiates college and semi professional basketball.

Body Building

Robert Cheeke-vegan body builder- website here & podcast interview here (show #98)            Joe Coleman interview

Kimberly Carlson-website here

Boxing

David Haye here Cam. F. Awesome here and Omowale Adewale here

Tennis

Novak Djokovic and Serena and Venus Williams, the #1 mens & women’s players, are all vegan!

Really great article about Jermain Defoe and why athletes go vegan for the performance/recovery boost.

Biking

Blog on vegan distance biking  and cycling across Europe EASIER as a vegan

Skating, skiing and running-vegan Olympic medal winners here

podcast on how Nitric Acid in foods like beets, kale and collard greens helps runner performance (see Oct 2012)

Several articles on plant based athletics on Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s site 

Food-how it powers athletes here

Plant based athletes can show you how to be plantbuilt

Football (American)

Chicago Bears defensive lineman David Carter

TN Titans happens to be full of players on a primarily plant-based diet.     Dolphins WR Griff Whalen

Hockey

Georges Laraque (Canadian)

Push ups

Vegan breaks world record in push-ups

Running/Marathons/Triathlons

Fiona Oakes-Triple Guinness World Record Holder

Brendan Brazier– plant based Ironman triathlete champion –web site or video and Podcast interview that discuss recovery between workouts (see May 2010 here)

Scott Jurek-vegan who is fastest person to finish Appalachian Trail hike (2,189-miles)

Soccer

Baggio Hudisic, MLS soccer player

Strongmen (competitive)

Patrik Baboumian-his story of strength in compassion. He explains now vegan, he recovers faster, has less inflammation. His low iron levels came up, heart burn went away,

Surfing

Tia Blanco –multiple golds with the International Surfing Association & will compete in sport newly admitted to 2020 Olympics

UFC Fighters

Abel Trujillo and his MSN interview
Nate Diaz

Wrestling

Bonebreaker finds recovery faster and more strength after going vegan

Daniel Bryan -wants to end animal cruelty

Austin Ariesathletes look for a competitive advantage & ask him questions since they saw the vegan diet was working for Austin.