For those of you who didn’t know by now- I switched to a completely vegan diet at the end of 2011. I am very happy with the results so far. Here’s a quick list of what I have managed to achieve in strength sports as a complete HERBIVORE this year:
European champion in RAW-POWERLIFTING (GPA)
Worldrecord in the Fronthold: 1:26 minutes with 20kg
Worldrecord in Keglifting: 150kg
German Champion in the loglift for the 4th year in a row
My bodyweight is moving around a solid 123kg, so I can say that switching to a vegan diet has not effected my strength or my body-mass at all. At the same time I am feeling much healthier than I did as a vegetarian. So after all I have to say that switching to a vegan diet was the best decision I have ever made.
The HULK-TV-Series where my first encounter with that super muscular bodybuilding look , 29 years ago when I was only 3 years old and terrified by the sight of Banners transformation into the HULK when watching TV together with my parents. This is one of the few memories I’ve got of my father, who past away some months later after a car accident. The sight of the mighty muscular creature became a inspirational image I never got out of my mind until today! And now 29 years later you can see me and Lou Ferrigno in the same movie. What a great feeling! I have to thank the producer André Rößler for making this happen!
After being LW champion in 2007 and 2009 and HW vice-champion in 2010, I finally hold the German crown in strength sports in my hands. It was a very hard battle in the rain and I had to fight against my injured calf as well but at the end I was victorious! Now I have proven finally, that being vegetarian makes you a better athlete!