I’m 29 years old. (d.o.b. 05/04/74) and
have been a vegan for about five years now. Before becoming a vegan I’ve
been a vegetarian most of my life.
I currently train four to five times
weekly on a split routine and train my chest, shoulders and triceps on
Monday and Thursday and my back, biceps, legs and neck on Tuesday and
Friday. I train exclusively at home and don’t have access to heavy
weights, so most of my training uses my own body as resistance. I enjoy
the kind of training that I can do anywhere. I also include a lot of
isometric training and feel that isometrics have been invaluable in
developing my strength. In addition I have a 60lb dumbbell with a 3”
thick handle that I do hammer curls, rows and presses with, as
My best feats of strength achieved whilst a vegan are:
Shutting the C.O.C.#3 for 8 consecutive reps.
Shutting the C.O.C.#3 with 3 fingers.
(Closing a CoC #3 with 3 fingers)
Shutting the C.O.C.#2 with 2 fingers for 6 reps.
(Closing a CoC#2 with 2 fingers)
Shutting the Ivanko Supergripper on the toughest setting for 4 reps.
(Closing an Ivanko super gripper at the hardest setting)
Plate curling a 20kg plate.
Bending to parallel a 6” nail that had been cut to 4”. This was done in front of my chest unbraced. This was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done!
Bending a 6” nail cut to 5” behind my head.
Crushing a raw potato with the index and middle finger of my right hand.
(Closing the Ivanko again)
Tearing a pack of playing cards in half.
Doing push-ups using only one finger and thumb.
Doing push-ups on fingertips with no thumb support. (Not advisable! Very hard on the wrists!!)
My current goals are:
To continue developing strength and carry on promoting the vegan lifestyle.
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