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u/BegorraOfTheCross · 3 pointsr/veganfitness

Personal trainers don't need to know what they are talking about.
>A number of certifications are available in the U.S., although a number are not accredited. Most require a high school diploma, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification, and some type of examination.[6]
A 2002 investigation evaluated a random sample of 115 personal trainers using the Fitness Instructors Knowledge Assessment (FIKA) (which measures knowledge in nutrition, health screening, testing protocols, exercise prescription, and special populations). The study described that:[14][15]
70% of those surveyed did not have a degree in any field related to exercise science.
Those who did not have a bachelor's degree in an exercise science-related field scored 31% less on average than those with a bachelor's degree or higher in the field.
Those holding one of two specific certifications (the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification) scored 83% of the questions correctly on average. Those holding any certification other than ACSM or NSCA answered only 38% of the questions correctly.
Years of experience was not found to be predictive of personal trainer knowledge.

With that said - if I were a personal trainer I would discourage people from doing barbell work, to at least emphasize they need some study. Probably some liability if someone hurts themselves, and some people are morons. At any rate take what trainers say with a lot of salt.

I gained about 15 pounds in a year doing a simple beginner program 3 times a week. This was not at all the center of my life - working and going to school for CS at the same time. I did spend quite a bit of time studying how to do the exercises correctly. With a beginner program, you will start with very low weight (which increases fast) in order to get to practice the exercises.

Focusing on learning how to do the exercises, and going regularly is probably the most important thing to build strength. Plan for the long-term, this is extremely extremely important. Your purpose at first is:

1) to go to learn how to do the exercises well,

2) to go religiously.

Doing these two things are what you reward yourself with the sense of "job well done" for. You will lose strength depressingly fast by not going regularly. 3 times a week for 30 min to an hour is not a big deal.

You can build significant strength without bulking/bodybuilding. Having a lot of strength will make bodybuilding/bulking easier. This is mostly to keep in mind for later, when it is time to shift to an intermediate program.

Stronglifts 5x5 is listed on here.

Stronglifts has been very successful for a lot of people, and gets a lot good credit. The program is extremely simple so you do not have to waste time thinking of what to do. The phone apps by the author are exceptional. Negative things about the program are generally complaints that it is a beginner program. There will come a point stronglifts will stop producing gains, and it is time to shift programs. When that time comes it will make quite a bit of sense in your body why. Stronglifts is a great beginner program.

I still do it, with some minor alteration, even though I know I need to shift, because it's good enough for now for me. Easy & meditative and the gains still come. Well lifting heavy weights is hard, but easy in the "flowing like water" sense.

Here's an easy to-do list for you which will work:

>1) Go to, watch his vides on how to do the exercises, and how to do the program.
2) Study the exercises!
3) Download phone app
4) Do your first session at the gym
5) Begin reading Starting Strength. Ignore a lot of the dietary advice.
6) Watch videos on youtube & continue improving your form.
7) Continue going to workouts religiously.
8) Start eating for muscle growth.

I have diet listed last here, because in one sense it is the least important. In order to gain weight, you will have to eat a lot. And a couple months into the program you will need to eat well to make noticeable strength gains. But do not worry about this at first. As you go regularly & get good at the lifts (because that is the goal that matters), after a period of time you will see how not eating/sleeping enough makes you weaker.

It will be quite visceral when you get to higher weights, and after months of (going religiously!) experiencing the difference of days when you eat/rest well vs. not, and the iron will grace you with a powerful visceral drive to change your diet. It's like free motivation at that point. When you have been going regularly for months, then the diet becomes extremely important. Don't worry about it much at first. You will make fast gains even with a crappy diet at the start. But damn sure go to the gym when you are feeling weak, that is what will push your understanding of what to eat.

And again - you can gain a lot strength without bulking much, and that strength will help you bulk. So even if you don't bulk for a few months, it is not a loss. Just keep going.

I will add, for a pre/post workout shake, I get pea protein from . Pea protein has had some studies place it competitively with whey. I mix it with water & juice, and I will add creatine. My perspective is that not eating animal products slows bulking, though that tends to be hearsay here. Who cares when it's the right thing to do though.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I'm just starting my own fitness journey (trying to build muscle and lose fat), so I am no expert (yet!). My target is 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat, so I have been watching all of those closely.

I have found this Black Bean pasta to be awesome. 2 grams of fat, 25 grams of protein per serving. I added some cubed seitan and diced tomatoes, some cayenne, salt and pepper.

The whole meal breaks down as:

  • 330 calories
  • 40g of carbs
  • 4g of fat
  • 47g protein

    If you have a carb craving and can get this black bean pasta locally, definitely do so. I like it better than the brown rice pastas I've tried. You could easily sub pasta sauce for the diced tomatoes.

    When looking at the nutrition for some things, I've just found the protein content to not be worth the fat/calories. Clif Builder Bars are something I'll only eat in a pinch. So far, seitan seems great because you can heat it up quickly and add some healthy sauce/condiment and have a huge amount of protein for very little fat/calories.

    I like the Sun Warrior Protein Powder. They've made it taste better recently, and I don't notice the stevia aftertaste, anymore. I'll drink it with soy milk in a smoothie or sometimes just with water and a couple tablespoons of coconut milk creamer.

    Good luck and stick with it! It's not that hard to find the right things, you just have to keep at it.
u/charmanderboy · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I've been cussed out of a few fitness communities for saying this, but I can't not say it: you don't need to supplement with protein powder. Your body is better at synthesizing non-isolated protein, and the RDA for protein is easy to meet. The majority of the research regarding protein use in athletes show that endurance athletes actually need the most protein; however, numerous studies have shown that lifters can benefit (with regards to muscle repair) from 20 grams of protein post-workout, but it must be combined with 80 grams of carbs to be used efficiently for muscle repair. I can find you the studies if you are curious to check my citations.

If you are eating a varied diet of vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds you are getting all of the amino acids you need, which I'm sure you are since you are eating a vegetarian diet. I can also link you sources for amino acid research if you are curious.

Protein powder is unnecessary and people should spend the money they would use on powder on whole foods instead. If you feel safer supplementing, I would say use a high-fiber/protein supplement, like

u/r0botdevil · 6 pointsr/veganfitness

If you're trying to build some muscle, it definitely is important to get enough calories. So if you've calculated your goal intake at 1515/day and you want to add a swim, you should increase your intake to account for that.

As for learning the lifts, I'd start with very basic stuff like bench press, squat, deadlift, and maybe shoulder press. There should be loads of video tutorials on YouTube for this, but proper form is extremely important to minimize risk of injury so don't be too shy about asking someone to check your form in the gym. Most good lifters will be happy to help out with spotting and/or form-checking once in a while, just try not to ask the same guy for stuff all the time or it might get annoying. The biggest single piece of advice I can give to new lifters on form is this: If your muscles are sore the next day, you're probably doing it right. If your bones or joints are sore the next day, you're probably doing something wrong.

As for getting adequate protein as a vegan, that may be your biggest challenge. This stuff is awesome, this stuff isn't bad, and this is a good recipe for a high-protein seitan.

Good luck!

u/dreiter · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

It totally depends on the product. The flavored options are the priciest but are usually your best bet for flavor and texture. Something like Plant Fusion goes on sale often and has a pretty decent flavor/texture profile. If you just get a plain pea/rice blend then the flavor and texture are....quite challenging. Out of laziness and frugalness I usually buy a Plantfusion tub on sale and then mix it with an unflavored rice protein to help reduce the sweetness and cost. It's not a perfect solution but it works well enough I think.

u/litteroddity · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

I'm definitely happy that we have so many options nowadays and that there are so many companies that are creating Vegan products.

Really depends on what you're looking for though. Customization is certainly great, but Vega really shines when it comes to creating high-quality innovative products that are formulated with performance, flavor, and whole food ingredients in mind that I actually trust to put into my body. For the most part their products are not supplements, but whole food powders (no synthesized vitamins and mineral blends that come from a lab, amino acid blends, enzyme derivatives etc. but rather non-GMO powdered food ingredients like greens, spirulina, marine algae calcium, acacia gum, real fruits and veggies, etc.). Price-wise there is really a range now too, Protein & Greens is available on Amazon for about $17/lb, and has 20g of protein and 3 servings of greens in a scoop.

u/jerbs24 · 1 pointr/veganfitness

Most on here will tell you True Nutrition. Which, I can agree on some points. However, most of their products are sweetened by Sucralose (secret word for Splenda). I usually like close to 2lbs of powder. Which, could put you around $20 but in the US shipping and handling can run you to around $27.

I like this one:

with PRIME shipping is free. It tastes very good and it's sweetened by stevia which is a better alternative than sucralose.

u/team_pancakes · 3 pointsr/veganfitness

Cool, that sounds reasonable.

  • beans (soy are highest, then I eat pinto/black beans and lentils)

  • nuts/seeds like hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, peanuts, almonds, walnuts

  • grains like quinoa, buckwheat, wheat, oats

  • vegetables like spinach, broccoli, kale. veggies are surprisingly high in protein though it's hard to eat a ton to get a good amount of protein, but it helps.

    Also chlorella and spirulina are pretty high in protein. Nutritional yeast is about 50% protein. Then processed foods like tempeh, tofu, setan (wheat gluten). Organic Asia bean pastas are really high in protein, too. I think they filter out some of the carbs to make the pasta

    I usually use a scoop or two of protein powder or powdered peanut butter (like pb2) each day, too
u/weezerluva369 · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

MRM veggie elite is a high protein powder, and it comes in chocolate mocha flavor. It's like 24 grams for 120 calories.

I do 4 oz ice and 4 oz water, with 1/2 a banana. I usually don't like mocha flavor but it's very subtle, and ever with using water it comes out tasting like a chocolate milkshake. It goes down so easily and I'd honestly prefer it to a chocolate milkshake even if I wasn't vegan. The texture is nice too, it doesn't separate and it's not too grainy.

It would probably be even creamier with almond or coconut milk. And it's super cheap:

u/happyFelix · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

On the routine you can go to /r/bodybuilding. Just don't tell them you're vegan. :o)

Get 1g per pound of bodyweight of protein (protein powder seems to be the easiest way to do this on a vegan diet) daily.
Get 3-500 kcal above daily maintenance levels to fuel growth.

Use Starting Strength.

Ideally you stay in the 8-12 rep range per set (2-3 sets).
Don't train all muscles on all days. Split it up. One day chest, one day legs, one day shoulders and back, something like that.
You can push yourself more and each muscle group has more time to recover and grow.

You may also find further help on

Have patience. This project will realistically take about 3 years to completion if done right (which is no time really and you'll see continuous improvement from the first months on). You will get more of those gains in the beginning, which should soothe some of that impatience.

u/roboisgod · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

I've been vegan 7 years and have tried all sorts of stuff. If money wasn't a problem I'd use the Vega Sport Performance protein.

To be honest, though, at this point I mostly find protein powders unnecessary. You can definitely meet your protein needs through diet and maybe only in extreme situations (body builders) would you need to supplement. This is my opinion/experience as someone who is a competitive cyclist, training 15-20+ hours a week.

That being said, what I have found to be the best bang for your buck option is pea protein. The amino profile is good and it can be had for cheap. This is what I have used in the past:
100% pure pea protein and nothing else. It mixes well with just about everything, doesn't really taste like anything and doesn't have a weird texture. To give you an idea, I used to mix it into a bowl of cereal, it's that mild in texture/flavor.

u/the_good_time_mouse · 10 pointsr/veganfitness

Perhaps you could quantify what you mean by 'a lot of muscle'.

IME, the most effective (and, sadly overlooked) way to gain control of one's weight is to become stronger. And, for most people, this means a lot stronger - modern sedentary life has made them vastly weaker than their bodies are meant to work.

And the most effective way to do that is through weight training. So, when you say 'a lot' stronger, what does that mean? Can you do regular sets (ie 5-8 reps) of bench/squat/deadlifts approaching (75-100%) of your own (lean) body weight? is a good start for beginner weight lifters, as is the Rippetoe's Starting Strength, on which it is based.

And no, this won't turn you into the incredible bulk. Anyone who suggests that to you knows as much about fitness as a meat eater asking you where your protein comes from :)

And no, running a lot and cutting calories without getting strong first is an slow, painful, grueling and ultimately grossly inefficient way of losing weight, when it works at all. Most people give up, or try on and off for years and years, without seeing much of an effect. My wife trained for a half marathon, in the hopes of losing weight, and lost nothing. You really have to be strong first.

u/SeafoodDuder · 4 pointsr/veganfitness

I just bought this Orgain Protein Powder in chocolate. I mixed almond milk + tablespoon of peanut butter + two cups of this protein powder. Tastes pretty good and it's pretty cheap. :)

u/Animum_Rege · 0 pointsr/veganfitness

Protein isolate and [cereal]( like Frosted Flakes). It's probably good to throw in some antioxidants like eating a handful of berries, spinach, or a cap of ALA.

If that's still too complicated, then just down a mix of maltodextrin and wazy maize. Also good to include some BCAAs, creatine, and antioxidants (e.g. ALA) into the mix as well.

u/Twofinches · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

I'd just go with straight up plain pea protein, this brand is the best I've found and its taste is also very neutral (I've had some very gross pea proteins). Hopefully it still tastes the same as it did when I bought 44 lbs. I have gotten gassy from other types of proteins (I think its the sweeteners they put in them). I have no response from plain pea protein.

My advice is to just eat a scoop or two with plain water like its medicine. That's what I do every day. Then you can have a great peanut butter or fruit smoothie that is not ruined by the protein taste.

u/lespaul134 · 1 pointr/veganfitness

There ya go! Same exact one I buy. I'll caution though, it tastes kinda bad. However, if you mix a teaspoon of cinnamon (not cinnamon sugar) in with each scoop it tastes pretty good. I'll even use it to make pudding.

A scoop of this, two cups of defrosted berries, 1.5-2teaspoon of cinnamon, and 12 dates chopped up. Generous scoop of coco powder. Mix in just enough water to make it like a pudding. Boom.

u/vegan_warren · 1 pointr/veganfitness

The flavor is amazing with Vega. I like Bodylogix. It is cheaper and you can do the subscribe and save through Amazon.

u/showmethestudy · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

Vitamin D supplements are readily absorbed. Greger recommends 2000 IU for everyone. I’ve been taking it for years and my levels are perfect.

This is a really good one.

u/Pachu27 · 1 pointr/veganfitness

This is the one that I️ just recently bought. Works great with vanilla almond milk and is such a good deal

NOW Sports Pea Protein Natural Unflavored Powder,7-Pound

u/TheMuff1nMon · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

I use this! Its soy free and absolutely delicious! Prefer the chocolate but the vanilla is good too.

u/RedLotusVenom · 14 pointsr/veganfitness

24g of protein in a scoop of NowSports Pea Protein. A scoop or two a day with some PB thrown in to cut the foaminess and add flavor will help you hit your goal easily. It's also the cheapest protein powder I've ever seen. 2lb for $16, 7lb for $45. 120 calories, no saturated fats, and lots of iron. It doesn't taste good alone (unflavored, hence my PB suggestion), but it goes great in smoothies and shakes.

I have turned "bacon tho" carnist friends onto this based on the price alone.

Also, maybe think about replacing whatever vegan milk you might use with Silk Protein NutMilk. 10g of pea protein in an 8oz serving, with basically no fat.

u/ZenThundr · 1 pointr/veganfitness

This is the press I have & it works great. Usually I press for about 30 minutes. I eat tofu 3-4 times a week. Once it's pressed it picks up other flavors easily. Dice & saute it with garlic, braggs aminos, onion, & leafy greens. Saute it with just salt & pepper, let it chill, use in a salad. Cut it into slabs & bake it with bbq sauce. Good stuff.

u/RobotDrZaius · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

While you should always focus on whole foods, buying a protein powder may help ease your concerns about that aspect of your diet - and it's quite cheap 'per calorie', although it feels like a big purchase. I use this pea protein personally.

Buy beans and lentils in bulk and learn how to prepare them. Buy gluten and learn how to make seitan or high-protein baked goods. The key to cheap vegan protein is doing a lot of the work yourself - though you can also snag very cheap tofu from big chain stores like Walmart/Target.

Edit: I realized you're asking for recipes, not just tips. Lentil/Gluten steaks (you can ignore the mushroom gravy part if you're extra frugal), and Cuban Black Beans and Rice are two of my staples.

u/Dudliii · 1 pointr/veganfitness

NOW Sports Pea Protein Natural Unflavored Powder,7-Pound

This is the cheapest per pound you'll find. Also, you probably don't need a protein powder. Fill in your diet with legumes and broccoli and you'll see on cronometer that you're definitely not lacking in protein. Eating high in protein right after a workout will be most efficient. Protein powder might help in some way maybe? I think that it's bioavailability goes up when you consume it like this, but I wouldn't consider it necessary.

u/pm079 · 3 pointsr/veganfitness

You want cheap? Here ya go:

I mix in cocoa powder, peanut butter powder, stevia, and bananas along with some supplemental creatine and beta-alanine in almond milk and coffee. I love it, have it every single day and have yet to tire of it.

u/J-Dragon007 · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

salted caramel was the first I've tried. Honestly, it probably is the best out of like 8 different protein powder brands/flavors I've tried, but if you don't have the money, this is probably a lot better.

It's unavailable atm, but it costs less than half of vivolife and tastes about the same (granted it's different flavors).

And the answer to your question: not as good as I expected, but still one of if not the best I've tried.

u/anikinfartsnacks · -1 pointsr/veganfitness

PlantFusion Complete Plant Based Protein Powder, Chocolate, 2 Lb Tub, 30 Servings, 1 Count, Gluten Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Packaging May Vary

Clean Machine Cell Block 80 Supplement, Natural Testosterone Booster, Estrogen Blocker, DHT Blocker, Cortisol Blocker, Non-GMNO - 56 Vegan Capsules

EFX Sports Kre-Alkalyn EFX, 240 Capsules

Scivation Xtend BCAA Powder, Branched Chain Amino Acids, BCAAs, Blue Raspberry, 30 Servings

u/dak0tah · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

I use this to make protein bars, they have seeds, nuts, dried fruit, and agave syrup, I could post the recipe if you're interested. They're delicious, have about half the protein of a mainstream gainz bar, and are totally vegan.

u/TheColdPolarBear · 7 pointsr/veganfitness

See if you can order this from amazon, it’s the one I get and make some great Seitan with it.

Vital wheat gluten

u/eclecticxcarbon · 0 pointsr/veganfitness

This one by vega is amazing and not that pricey (as compared to the sport line).

u/Underoath2981 · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

Try reading this book

I have it, and it's excellent. It's written by dieticians, not just random vegans.

u/the_pirou · 3 pointsr/veganfitness

In addition to what you get from Truenutrition, I also pick up Now Sports Pea Protein and MLO Brown Rice Protein (sweeter than a lot of powders, thus more carbs than the pea) so I can better mix and match my carbs/protein/sodium to whatever else I'm eating. If you use Amazon Prime, the Now Pea Protein is generally just under ~10#, and they usually offer you a credit for videos or Prime Pantry if you take slower shipping.

u/CarlsbadCO · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

you can easily eat a shitton of protein on a vegan diet if you supplement a bit:

With a little effort you can gain LMM as fast vegan as you can eating animal flesh.

Saying you cannot get enough protein on a vegan diet carries no weight = you just need to learn more.

Source, me:

I have faced no challenges other than letting people know you don't need to be anal about macro anything as long as you eat mainly non processed whole grain whole foods low in oils/fats w/ a protein shake or two per day to perform however you want athletically or looks wise

u/JayElectricity · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

this one is the one I use because it's pretty affordable.

u/lostinvelourian · 19 pointsr/veganfitness

If you have access to Trader Joe's I suggest checking out their high protein tofu. It looks like this. It doesn't need to be pressed. It's very firm. It might be the best tofu I've used. I won't use anything else unless silken is required because you don't need to press that, either.

I'd otherwise suggest getting a tofu press because the taste and texture of your tofu will be night and day. I've pressed tofu with a towel and plates which works texturally if done for 3-5 hours but I've noticed the tofu still won't absorb flavor properly. This is the press I own and used to swear by.

u/DaMeteor · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

How much money per day do you spend on food? Personally I created Vegan Keto diet plan (for bulking) at around $4/day average with about 130 grams of protein and 2700 calories (Getting that to 4,000 calories should only add maybe 60 cents per day to it). Don't buy protein powders labelled "Vegan". Here's some protein powders that are fairly cheap per gram of protein (significantly cheaper than whey, infact). Also you really do not need 192 grams of protein at those macros. If you really needed 192 grams of protein, you'd be losing a SIGNIFICANT amount of muscle and would be essentially in starvation mode on those macros, most of that protein wouldn't even be used for protein synthesis/muscle building and repair, but would be broken down by glycolisis to get energy. I'm pretty sure getting more than half your calories from protein is dangerous anyways? But either way:

Pea protein

Soy protein

u/vegRN · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I get NOW Foods soy protein powder. It's unflavored and has 20 grams protein per scoop with 37 servings per container. Only $20 for 2 lbs which is extremely affordable in my book compared to other brands. I get mine from Amazon. NOW Foods Soy Protein, 2 Pounds by Now Foods

u/itsly · 1 pointr/veganfitness

The vitamin D i use is from the brand Deva on amazon.

u/mr_bacon_pants · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

> I'm a 30yo female 5'4'' 135lbs looking to replace fat with lean muscle.

The best advice would be to lift weights while eating in a caloric deficit. Tweaking your macros, without impacting your overall calories, will likely make little/no difference unless your current macros are goofy.

I just make sure I hit my protein goals (~0.6-0.8g/lb bodyweight, so 120-140g), then try to get at least 30-50g fat a day, and make up the rest in carbs, ~200-300g.

For protein, I like to get from whole foods. Beans, nuts, and seeds are my main sources. Soybeans are really high. If you still can't meet your macro goals, you might reconsider the amount of protein you're consuming, or get some processed foods. I only use protein powder for one shake a day because it's convenient, but there is also seitan/gluten, tofu, nutritional yeast (> 50% protein), soybeans, explore asia products, tempeh, TVP...

u/Hyperspacekittyxx · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I found this tub and it looks like a great deal.

But is there something you mean about an incomplete amino acid profile? I'd hate to buy 7 lbs of pea protein and find out it was missing something.

u/atheoncrutch · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I’ve been rocking Naked Pea from Amazon lately. The chocolate flavour is much more bearable than the unflavoured kind.

u/CubicleCunt · 1 pointr/veganfitness

This is what I buy. I don't go through enough to justify buying a 20kg bag.

u/FormulaKimi · 3 pointsr/veganfitness

Now Sports Pea Protein... get the unflavored version (no sweeteners) and if you can't stand the taste mix it with some peanut butter powder (like PB2) or cocoa... about 30g of protein.

u/Teppiedoo87 · 3 pointsr/veganfitness


Check it out on Amazon! It has 20g protein and 2 servings of greens. I don't like it straight, I always add it to smoothies.

u/crod242 · 1 pointr/veganfitness

Here it is. They also failed to mention that it's Prime exclusive.

u/ChuChuBoogaloo · 3 pointsr/veganfitness

I feel your pain so bad! I've been in the macro-tracking world for 4 weeks or so now and it has been eye-opening how difficult it is to get over 100g of protein a day as a vegan!

I've been supplementing with soy protein isolate and Vega One I do the Vega One + SPI in the morning for breakfast (it is shockingly filling) and just the SPI post-workout on my lifting days.

For food protein, Tofurkey meat subs and Boca vegan burgers have been life savers. Also Nugo Slim crunchy peanut butter bars pre-gym (17g protein and 180 calories).

Keep playing with your numbers. You'll get where you want to! And also good luck with your transition to vegan!