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#43 The Truth About Being a Plant Based Athlete | Robert Cheeke

Updated: Jun 22


Robert Cheeke

Originally recorded 4-29-2021


In this video, I speak with Robert Cheeke, the founder and president of the Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness. Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at the age of 15 years old, weighing just 120 pounds. He is now the author of numerous books such as, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, Shred It!, Plant-Based Muscle, and his newest release, The Plant-Based Athlete.


Robert 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. 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.

Welcome to This Is Bananas, hosted by Tino aka Bananiac. This podcast is all about plant based nutrition, fitness, living a vegan life, and other inspirational topics regarding health and wellness. Tino has a Master's Degree in Nutrition and has been a content creator since 2013, interviewing some of the brightest and most inspiring minds of our time. More at: http://www.youtube.com/bananiac


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