Thriving Plant-Based Athletes (with Robert Cheeke)

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-round 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 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, 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.

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