With celebrities like NFL running back Adrian Foster and former President Bill Clinton embracing a vegan lifestyle, more and more health-conscious individuals are shifting towards a plant-based. Plant-based nutrition is known to improve long-term health and benefit animals and the environment, but many weight-trainers hesitate to make this healthy lifestyle change due to one question: is it possible to build muscle?
The answer is: absolutely. (See my picture to the right.) Many athletes have already made the transition with outstanding success, and a quick glance at some powerful herbivorous animals such as horses, oxen, and gorillas also demonstrates that meat is not essential for building strength and muscle mass.
To put together a mass-gaining meal plan based on plant foods the objectives are no different than they are on any diet.
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