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  • So recently I posted a picture on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Over 100,000 people saw it.

  • This was in January of 2015,

  • and this was a couple weeks ago.

  • So basically it caused a lot of people to get really pissed off,

  • accusing me of steroids and everything like that.

  • This before picture that I showed was completely real,

  • and here is another one a couple days later looking really really skinny,

  • and it's not that I looked like normally.

  • It's because I was depleted after a photo shoot,

  • I was cutting it at 1800 calories and

  • that's just how I looked after binging on loads of cereals and loads of carbs after restricting my carbs a lot.

  • I wasn't photo-shopped.

  • I wasn't off my cycle or something like that.

  • So after going vegan, without a doubt I put a lot of muscle mass.

  • Obviously there are still some skeptics out there

  • saying it's not possible because the plant protein is not bio-available,

  • but most of you guys know that all these myths have been debunked.

  • One of the things that I think helped a lot

  • was that when I was eating a lot of meat,

  • not even a lot,

  • just the fact that I was eating animal products at all.

  • It kind of fucked with my digestion a lot

  • and some people can tackle meat a lot better than others.

  • I just couldn't tackle it.

  • I was always constipated.

  • I couldn't take a shit.

  • Sometimes it took me two weeks to take a shit.

  • So obviously your digestion and how your gut works

  • has a lot to do a lot with energy, your metabolism.

  • And when I went vegan,

  • all of these digestive problems went away completely.

  • I put on insane amount of weight after going vegan in the first two months

  • because I was so excited that you were able to order pizza from pizza hut that was vegan

  • without the cheese and just veggies and stuff like that with barbecue sauce.

  • I was so happy with that I kept eating that over and over again,

  • and I blew up and my strength increased a lot from clean whole foods and processed garbage.

  • So either way I was consumed a lot calories and a huge amount of carbohydrate.

  • No, it's not steroids,

  • but I can't really tell you exactly the science behind it

  • because unfortunately there aren't many studies that show this,

  • so I am just speaking out of personal experience here.

  • So, I remember right before going vegan,

  • I was doing bench-press with 120kilos for six repetitions

  • and now like one and a half years later,

  • 130kilos for nine repetitions is the most that I have done.

  • And one of the reasons, I think I got a lot stronger in the gym after I went vegan

  • is because my workouts were getting a lot better as well.

  • They were filled with energy. I could give it my all.

  • Now in terms of muscle mass which is the thing I go for the most,

  • the strength is not very important for me.

  • Muscle mass is a lot more important,

  • and you know I am more about aesthetics than power lifting.

  • No, plant protein is not inferior in any way.

  • The only thing that I can say and back up by studies

  • is that that animal protein is obviously acidic,

  • but at my age with my testosterone levels,

  • the acidity in animal products shouldn't really have set my gains back,

  • so I can't really say it is because of that, so I don't know.

  • It's just a combination of being on a caloric surplus for a very long time.

  • I am getting stronger which means I can push my weight.

  • It's hard to get people to believe that

  • a vegan diet would do so much more positive.

  • A lot of people think that

  • you are going to be handicapped by going vegan that you're going to be limited,

  • but for me, it has been the exact opposite.

  • I have been making more gains than ever

  • and will continue to make gains.

  • I don't want to get massive. I am not a bodybuilder.

  • I am just going for the aesthetics and just looking as good as I can look in my personal view.

  • Even for bodybuilding, if you want to get big massive, you can still be vegan easily.

  • You just need to take loads of growth hormone, insulin, testosterone

  • all that good stuff that all those big ass bodybuilders take,

  • and it won't make a difference at all.

  • And one thing that I want to mention is that

  • when I used to eat a lot of meat,

  • I wasn't getting a huge caloric surplus

  • apart from when I was eating junk foods

  • like Ben & Jerry's ice-cream and fast foods and stuff like that,

  • and the reason is a lot of people when they are eating meat, they are obsessed with protein,

  • "Oh, I am going to get 200 grams of protein, 250 grams of protein."

  • I have been making way way way more gains with 0.6 grams per lb. of body weight,

  • so in that sense,

  • I was able to fit in a lot more carbohydrates and fill up my calories from healthy sources

  • without worrying too much about the protein

  • because protein is over-rated,

  • and yes, a vegan diet has a bunch of protein if you choose to,

  • you can eat 200 grams of protein on a vegan diet as well.

  • It doesn't matter. It might be a little bit trickier,

  • but you don't even need to,

  • and you are going to make more gains having a higher percentage of carbohydrate anyway,

  • so why even overdose on protein? There is absolutely no point.

  • My diet and a diet that is recommended that I recommend to all my clients is high protein,

  • but people think that high protein is 300 grams.

  • The recommended daily protein level for guys is about 60 grams of protein,

  • and if you are doing bodybuilding,

  • maybe you will need twice as much or a little bit more than that,

  • and even that is like 120 grams

  • and I am getting about 140 to 150 grams of protein,

  • so that's a lot and I don't even need that amount

  • so that's just my personal preference because I eat a lot of tofu and tempeh and stuff like that

  • because I enjoy those foods and

  • automatically I get a lot more protein than I actually need.

  • So in terms of training and nutrition,

  • I kept my macros at about 60/20/20

  • loads of whole food grains, legumes big on beans and lentils tofu tempeh,

  • and in terms of training,

  • I have been doing the same as I did before switching.

  • I was just doing really high volume training push/pull/leg splits

  • rather than doing bro-splits.

  • I am not a big fan of full body workouts

  • although it does work if you are only going to train about 3 times a week

  • but I train about 6.

  • So I just prefer splitting up like that.

  • Heavy weights combined with high repetition training as well.

  • I really try to change it up as much as I can.

  • And of course the most important thing of all

  • is being consistent with your diet and your training.

  • You can't just cut out the meat products and go vegan

  • and expect to build a huge amount of muscle.

  • It takes a long time,

  • but within a year of very consistent training and eating the right foods,

  • you can see a huge huge change.

  • But don't even focus on the end result.

  • Focus on the journey,

  • focus on bettering yourself day by day.

  • Make it lifestyle not a goal,

  • and before you know it you will have made a big change.

  • So guys I think a lot of people know now

  • that the vegan diet is not inferior to build muscle.

  • And I'm just reminding you that

  • we do provide online training for people who are willing to try the vegan diet out.

  • Link in the description box below jonvenus.com.

  • So, if you are not sure

  • what to do and how to go about it and you need some guidance,

  • we are always here to help you guys.

  • Anyway thank you so much for watching

  • and I will see you very soon. Peace Out.

So recently I posted a picture on Instagram and Facebook.

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WHY I GOT BIGGER & STRONGER GOING VEGAN

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