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Thriving Plant-Based Athletes | Robert Cheeke

The Brain Health Revolution Podcast

Dear friends, we're thrilled to be back after a long pause, and bring you another episode of the Brain Health Revolution Podcast. In this episode, we discuss the revolution we have been experiencing in the world of athletics as many of the top athletes are moving towards a plant predominant or a healthy vegan lifestyle, and in the process, changing the world of sports and athletics. Our guest is Robert Cheeke, who is an athlete, best selling author and all around amazing human. Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15, weighing just 120 pounds. Today he is the author of the books, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, Shred It!, Plant-Based Muscle, and the New York Times Bestseller, The Plant-Based Athlete. He is often referred to as the “Godfather of Vegan Bodybuilding,” growing the industry from infancy in 2002, to where it is today. As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine's Most Influential Vegan Athletes. He tours around the world sharing his story of transformation from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder. Robert is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness and maintains the popular website, VeganBodybuilding.com. He is a regular contributor to No Meat Athlete, Forks Over Knives, and Vegan Strong, is a multi-sport athlete, entrepreneur, and has followed a plant-based diet for more than 25 years. Robert lives in Colorado with his wife and two rescued Chihuahuas. This episode was recorded live for the Brain Health Revolution Community, where Robert answered questions at the end and our members interacted with him. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.  Robert's Instagram: @veganbodybuildingandfitness Website: https://www.veganbodybuilding.com Follow us: IG: @SherzaiMD Facebook: Sherzai MD Join our Brain Health Revolution Community: brainhealthrevolution.co

1hr 19mins

3 Nov 2021

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Follow Your Heart with Robert Cheeke

The Vegan Gym Podcast

At our 2021 Vegan Superhero Retreat, Robert shared his inspiring transformation from a scrawny farm boy to a champion vegan bodybuilder and New York Times Best Selling author. I wasn't planning to turn this into a podcast so we only recorded it on an iPhone, but his story was too good not to share. Please excuse the audio quality. I hope you enjoy listening!Support the show (https://www.thevegangym.com/)

1hr 29mins

19 Oct 2021

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The Plant Based Athlete: A Game-Changing Approach to Peak Performance with Robert Cheeke

Talk Healthy Today

Lisa is joined by Robert Cheeke to talk about the book he co-authored with Matt Frazier, The Plant -Based Athlete: A Game-Changing Approach to Peak Performance.Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15, weighing just 120 pounds. Today he is the author of the books, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, Shred It!, Plant-Based Muscle, and the new release, The Plant-Based Athlete. He is often referred to as the "Godfather of Vegan Bodybuilding," growing the industry from infancy in 2002, to where it is today. As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine's Most Influential Vegan Athletes. He tours around the world sharing his story of transformation from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder. Robert is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness and maintains the popular website, VeganBodybuilding.com. He is a regular contributor to No Meat Athlete, Forks Over Knives, and Vegan Strong, is a multi-sport athlete, entrepreneur, and has followed a plant-based diet for more than 25 years. Robert lives in Colorado with his wife and two rescued Chihuahuas.Lisa and Robert take a deep dive into the book. Here is the book description:INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The only research-based guide for connecting a plant-based diet with peak athletic performance, featuring interviews with professional athletes who've made the switch from meat to plants.The Plant-Based Athlete by Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke reveals the incontrovertible proof that the human body does not need meat, eggs, or dairy to be strong. Instead, research shows that a consciously calibrated plant-based diet offers the greatest possible recovery times, cell oxidation, injury prevention, and restorative sleep, and allows athletes to train more effectively, with better results.However, committing to a plant-based diet as an elite athlete, first-time marathoner, or weekend warrior isn't as simple as swapping vegetables for meat. Even the slightest food adjustments can impact performance. That's why Matt Frazier, founder of No Meat Athlete, and Robert Cheeke, founder of Vegan Bodybuilding, wrote this groundbreaking book, to guide those interested in making this important shift in how to do so with the best, most transformative results.The Plant-Based Athlete offers readers: A persuasive body of evidence for adopting a plant-based lifestyle, with key information about how macronutrients, micronutrients, and calories fuel a body running on plant foods An entire chapter devoted to protein - why plant sources of protein are preferable over meat, and how plant protein can be used to increase strength, muscle mass, and power 60+ delicious and nutritious plant-based recipes, including Veggie Burger Patties, Garden Meatballs, Summer Pasta Salad, Vegan Mac & Cheese, French Toast, Acai Bowl, and a High-Energy Smoothie Insights from winning plant-based athletes in nearly every sport including champion ultrarunners Rich Roll and Scott Jurek; former NFL player David Carter; champion boxers Yuri Foreman, Unsal Arik, Cam Awesome, and Vanessa Espinoza; and Olympic-level swimmers, cyclists, figure skaters, sprinters, and more. A Day in the Life of a Plant-Based Athlete - examples of what, when, and how different athletes eat to fuel their varied workouts An instant classic and mainstay on health and fitness shelves everywhere, The Plant-Based Athlete is the ultimate invitation for joining the growing community of athletes who use plants to power their workouts and their every day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

26 Jul 2021

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407: Treat Your Body Like a Pro Athlete | Matt Frazier & Robert Cheeke

The Melissa Ambrosini Show

What foods enhance athletic performance? What’s the best source of protein to build lean muscle? And can you still perform at your peak if you’re only eating plants? To answer these questions, I’m joined by Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke — both pro athletes and bestselling authors, who aren’t afraid to smash through common misconceptions to separate fact from fiction. Whatever your fitness goals — whether it’s to compete in your first tri, crush your PB, or just feel stronger and fitter on your daily walks or on the yoga mat — this episode delivers in-depth, actionable, evidence-based nutritional strategies that will help you perform better than you ever have before.Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/407for the show notes.My newsletter: melissaambrosini.com/newsletterMy instagram: @melissaambrosini See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 54mins

20 Jul 2021

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Why athletes are going plant-based with vegan bodybuilder and bestselling author Robert Cheeke

Plant Fueled Podcast

This conversation is with Robert Cheeke, also known as the “Godfather of Vegan Bodybuilding.” Robert grew up on a farm in Oregon and adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15, weighing just 120 pounds. Fast forward to today, and Robert is a two time natural bodybuilding champion and author of several books, the latest being the New York Times bestseller, The Plant-Based Athlete. This is a fun conversation that is packed with practical information. It is for any athletes out there curious about all the hype surrounding plant-based diets these days or just for anyone passionate about health and fitness. We cover: How Robert went from a skinny farm kid to a champion vegan bodybuilder Why a plant-based diet is beneficial for athletes Why recovery is essential and how diet plays a role If an athlete can get all their protein from plants Plant protein vs animal protein for muscle building Whole foods vs protein supplements If there are nutrient deficiencies plant-based athletes should be concerned about Tips for transitioning to a plant-based diet How to deal with common issues when eating more plants What Robert learned from interviewing many elite plant-based athletes If you would like to connect with Robert, you can find him on Instagram: @robert.cheeke and be sure to check out his website, veganbodybuilding.com Resources mentioned during this episode: Book: The Plant Based Athlete Book: Shred It! Book: Plant Based Muscle Film: Forks over Knives Resource: No Meat Athlete Eur J Clin Nutr. 2020: Is a vegan diet detrimental to endurance and muscle strength? Sports Med. 2021: High-protein plant-based diet versus a protein matched omnivorous diet to support resistance training adaptations: a comparison between habitual vegans and omnivores That’s all for now! Be sure to subscribe and if you are enjoying the show, I would really appreciate it if you could leave a review! Find me here, if you want to connect on Instagram: @plant_fueled Theme music by Tyler Gaudon Special thanks to Wyatt Pavlik for the audio editing and processing! *Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*

57mins

4 Jul 2021

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Best Advice for Plant-Based Athletes | Sports Nutrition Q&A with Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke

The Exam Room by the Physicians Committee

Learn the top foods and tips for athletes to take their game to the next level without bulking up on protein from meat and dairy. It's a formula that has worked for Novak Djokovic, Lewis Hamilton, and Kyrie Irving and now it can work for you too! Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke, authors of The Plant Based Athlete, join "The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll to answer viewer questions about sports nutrition and improving athletic performance with a game changing approach. - What are the best foods for runners? - How can you gain muscle without eating meat? - Which foods help with muscle recovery? - What is a healthier version of Gatorade? - What should you eat to sustain energy during a marathon? - And many more! Plus, Chuck reports on a study that tested vegans and meat eaters head-to-head to see which group was able to build muscle mass more efficiently. The results are a game changer for sports nutrition! If you have a question you’d like to ask the experts on the show, tweet it to @ChuckCarrollWLC using #ExamRoomLive. — — — The Plant Based Athlete https://amzn.to/3qmlRn9 — — — ICNM https://pcrm.org/icnm Save $50. Promo code: examroom — — — Protein Study https://bit.ly/3xHjpda — — — Matt Frazier Twitter: @NoMeatAthlete IG: @nomeatathlete_official — — — Robert Cheeke Twitter: @RobertCheeke IG: @robert.cheeke — — — Chuck Carroll IG: @ChuckCarrollWLC Twitter: @ChuckCarrollWLC Facebook: http://wghtloss.cc/ChuckFacebook — — — Barnard Medical Center Telemedicine Schedule Appointment https://bit.ly/BMCtelemed 202-527-7500 — — — Physicians Committee Twitter: @PCRM IG: @PhysiciansCommittee Facebook: https://wghtloss.cc/PCRMFacebook YouTube: https://bit.ly/PCRMYouTube — — — Share the Show Please subscribe and give the show a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or many other podcast providers. Don’t forget to share it with a friend for inspiration!

57mins

24 Jun 2021

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Ep. 91: The Plant-Based Athlete with Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke

PLANTSTRONG

Plant-based nutrition is definitely having a moment and it's so rewarding to be a key part of the conversation. It's also rewarding to introduce two longtime plantstrong pals who,like those of us at PLANTSTRONG, have been walking the walk and talking the talk for decades. Matt Frazier is founder and creator of “The No Meat Athlete” and he’s absolutely one of the global authorities on plant-based nutrition for endurance athletes. Robert Cheeke is the founder and creator of Vegan BodyBuilding and Fitness and has often been referred to as “The Godfather of the Vegan Bodybuilding Movement.” For over 25 years now, he's been out there flexing those biceps and advocating for a vegan lifestyle. At PLANTSTRONG, we're thrilled to see Matt (“Mr. Endurance”) and Robert (“Mr. Muscle”) cross-pollinate and get together to produce this groundbreaking new book, The Plant-Based Athlete: A Game Changing Approach to Peak Performance.It is poised to be the definitive guide for any athlete looking to optimize and enhance their athletic performance. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who is just starting to dip your toe into fitness and may harbor some fear or doubt that plant-based nutrition will provide you with everything you need to succeed. Those fears will be put to rest with this book that is packed with recipes, insights, scientific research, and profiles of athletes who use plants to power their professional careers and daily lives. Key Takeaways: Macronutrient and Micronutrient Breakdowns - How much and, more importantly, what should I be eating before, during and after my training sessions? Can I really get enough protein on a plant-based diet? Why is plant protein superior to animal protein? How does a plantstrong diet help with inflammation and recovery? What are some examples of food combinations that will help sustain my performance? What foods do Robert and Matt eat? How do I even know how many calories I need on a daily basis? Who are some of the top-level athletes fueled by plants and what do they eat on a daily basis? Even though our platform at PLANTSTRONG has primarily been about preventing and reversing chronic lifestyle disease like heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, it’s so exciting to shed light on the fact that the same diet is also a performance enhancer to help athletes of all levels compete at their best. The game is changing and it is PLANTSTRONG. Episode Resources Order our New PlantStrong Dessert-Inspired Granolas! https://plantstrongfoods.com/ Black Mountain, NC PLANTSTRONG Retreat - September 25th-30th, 2021 - https://plantstrong.com/black-mountain/ PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - https://mealplanner.plantstrong.com - use code: STARTFRESH for a 14-Day Free Trial. Yes, you have to enter a credit card - but you won’t be charged if you cancel before the trial ends and that’s a click of a button. Enjoy the test drive and get cooking! Theme Music for Episode Promo Theme Music No Meat Athlete - https://www.nomeatathlete.com/ Vegan BodyBuilding Website - https://www.veganbodybuilding.com/

1hr 6mins

17 Jun 2021

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The Plant-Based Athlete with Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke

The 5 AM Miracle

Episode SummaryPlants can change the world, and they’ve been doing it for years.I went vegan over a decade ago and ran dozens of marathons in a wild pursuit to prove to myself that is was possible to ditch meat and be healthier than ever.In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I chat with Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke, authors of The Plant-Based Athlete, about numerous professional athletes who made the same decision to put plants first. Episode Show Notesjeffsanders.com/397 Learn More About The 5 AM MiracleThe 5 AM Miracle Podcast Free Productivity Resources + Email Updates!Join The 5 AM Club! The 5 AM Miracle BookAudiobook, Paperback, and Kindle Connect on Social MediaFacebook Group • Instagram • Twitter • LinkedIn • YouTube About Jeff SandersRead Jeff’s Bio © Jeff Sanders Productions, LLCSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44mins

14 Jun 2021

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A Closer Look at "The Plant-Based Athlete" by Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke

No Meat Athlete Radio

In their new book, The Plant-Based Athlete, Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke share how the world's top performers achieve optimal results on a vegan diet. In today's episode, they break down the biggest takeaways from the book and how you can apply them to your fitness goals and lifestyle. | About the book: The Plant-Based Athlete is the only research-based guide for connecting a plant-based diet with long-term strength, endurance, and peak athletic performance — featuring interviews with professional athletes who’ve made the switch from meat to plants. The Plant-Based Athlete offers a persuasive body of evidence for adopting a plant-based lifestyle to achieve endurance, flexibility, sport, training, or lifting goals. Featuring more than 60 recipes, insights from famous plant-based athletes, and explosive scientific research, it is the ultimate invitation for joining the growing community of athletes (from elites to weekend warriors) who use plants to power their workouts and their every day. Here are just a few athletes interviewed for The Plant-Based Athlete, whose stories of physical transformation began when they discovered the power of plants: SCOTT JUREK, ultrarunner, 7-time Western States 100 Champion MEAGAN DUHAMEL, 2-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist, figure skating DARCY GAECHTER, the first and only woman to kayak the Amazon River from source to sea RICH ROLL, ultra-distance triathlete DAVID CARTER, NFL defensive end JAMES WILKS, UFC champion fighter, mixed martial artist VANESSA ESPINOZA, 3-time Colorado Golden Glove State champion DOTSIE BAUSCH, Olympic silver-medalist in track cycling RIP ESSELSTYN, professional triathlete and world record holder in swimming

46mins

7 May 2021

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How Robert Cheeke Gained 100 Pounds on a Plant-Based Diet

No Meat Athlete Radio

Few people have been better ambassadors to the plant-based movement than Robert Cheeke. A legendary vegan bodybuilder and spokesperson for the movement, Robert has accomplished a lot. In today's episode, he talks about motivation, longevity, and how he gained more than 100 pounds (of mostly muscle) on a plant-based diet.

55mins

8 Apr 2021

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