Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness
From All Creatures Book and Video Review Guide: The Complete Guide to Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet

Author: Robert Cheeke

Reviewed by Frank and Mary Hoffman



Healthy Living Publications
An imprint of Book Publishing Company
415 Farm Road PO Box 99
Summertown, TN 38483
ISBN: 978-0-9843916-0-8
2010 by Robert Cheeke
$19.95 USA


In our more than seventy years of life, we have never been into bodybuilding, but had heard a lot about the benefits a vegan diet afforded athletes, giving them more energy and stamina. Then we received a copy of Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness by Robert Cheeke, and had our eyes opened to how this training on a plant-based diet really works, without jeopardizing the health of the bodybuilder.

The book contains step by step guides to various exercises to build the different parts of the body along with suggestions for six to eight meals a day ranging from 3,000 to 8,000 calories a day to provide the proper body building nutrition needed for the degree of training the individual is interested.

Throughout Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness there are numerous references to nutritional and training information,

Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness is an excellent training guide, and must buy, for anyone interested in building the muscle mass of their body, whether or not they are specifically interested in competition or body building.

About the Author:

Robert Cheeke grew up on a farm in Corvallis, OR and at age 15 decided to give up meat for good. Months later he became a full vegan and began organizing Animal Rights events at Corvallis High School and was very active in the community working on a variety of environmental issues. He helped start recycling programs, protested the clear cutting of forests, and was heavily involved in Food Not Bombs, feeding vegan meals to the public.

As an athlete Robert ran cross country for Oregon State University in 1999 and then picked up an interest in lifting weights and became a competitive bodybuilder the following year.

In 2002 Robert started Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, a company dedicated to promoting the vegan fitness lifestyle, empowering vegan athletes, and living by the words, "healthy food defines you."

In the spring of 2005 Robert became a champion bodybuilder winning a contest in Portland, OR and competed at the Natural Bodybuilding World Championships held in California in 2006.

Also in 2006 Robert released a documentary he produced called Vegan Fitness Built Naturally and was selected as one of VegNews Magazine's 15 most influential vegan athletes, and he is considered one of the most recognized vegan athletes in the world. Robert has appeared in more than two million magazine issues, featured in more than 20 magazines from the US, Canada, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom. Robert has also appeared in TV commercials for VegSeattle and PETA, and has been on a number of television news shows, radio interviews, and is featured on over 300 websites and in over 300 videos on the internet, including hosting his own show, The Robert Cheeke Show.

Robert is the co-founder of C-VEG, a Corvallis-based Vegan group, a former Board Member for non-profit groups OrganicAthlete and Northwest VEG in Portland, and the Founder and President of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness.

Robert lives in Portland and continues to spread the vegan way of life leading by example as an accomplished vegan athlete.

As a touring speaker, the Presentation Robert gives across North America is titled, "Thrive on a Plant-Based Diet - Whole-Food Nourishment for Whole-Body Health" as part of Robert Cheeke's "Take Action and Make it Happen Tour."

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