★★★★ 166 real customer reviews average rating: 4 stars
5 Stars By A Kindle Reader on 2017-03-28
Robert for President!
Robert for President! Absolutely love everything in this book. Robert explains his story as an inspiration and a motivation to those wanting to succeed as a vegan bodybuilder. His tips, recipes and advice are really helpful. I recommend his other book "Shred It" for fat loss. Excellent reads.
1 Stars By Troy Davis on 2017-01-15
It's not that great. I don't know why I got it.
2 Stars By Kathryn Landis on 2015-02-18
Helpful although many of the suggested meals are comprised of highly processed foods.
2 Stars By Lyndie De Young on 2017-07-03
Not what I hoped it would be. Suggested unhealthy ...
Not what I hoped it would be. Suggested unhealthy eating styles. Such as wasting whole packages of soy dogs.
4 Stars By mbear on 2011-03-17
Good, but not Great
considering there is nothing on the market for vegan bodybuilding, I thought this book might be really great to get started. Lots of wisdom and guidance, but not alot of visuals. I am a vegan who needs to build some muscles so I can trim down and look good. All the background info is great, but I was hoping for something easier to navigate. Why do authors assume we want every little detail about fitness? Give me the guide lines, put in some pictures for a workout, show me how to get the protien as a vegan and go, right? Wrong. Don't get me wrong, the book is good, but its not easy to find what I need easily or great for showing me what I need to build the body I want. Robert Cheeke, if you are listening, next time us the KISS principle.
4 Stars By Juanita Lewis, D.Div, PhD. on 2014-01-01
Vegan Body Building & Fitness
I have been vegan and vegetarian for many years. I would like to be @ least 95% vegan daily. This book has many pointers. Many of them I did not know.
2014 I will begin training to be a vegan body builder belly dancer. Knowing calorie intake for 115 pounds vegan style is what I am seeking and hope the book provides this. So far loving it :-)
3 Stars By Ed on 2012-08-15
Not quite the detail I was looking for.
I bought this book because I find it quite difficult to maintain weight, let along put on mass, while on a vegan diet. I was hoping for some insight into this with Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness, but essentially the author just reveals that he ate a lot of soy to maintain protein levels for bodybuilding. There have been several issues with soy that have come up over the past years (estrogen mimic, gmo, ...), so I was hoping to find some nutrition advice that didn't just encompass eating lots of soy. As for the fitness aspects of the book, there are some workout suggestions, but for the most part I found this book to be about the journey of the author working out as a vegan. No big insights.
4 Stars By Shelly Teaters on 2017-09-03
A lot of good information.
2 Stars By Aaron Billingsley on 2013-01-27
answers.com is not a good citation
Why would you cite answers.com as your source for basic info on how to perform every exercise described in this book? Cheeke does this. If you just took the bodybuilding and vegan information in this book and left out the narritives (which arent even very interesting and come off more as bragging) you would have a pretty short book. In that book you would have only basic bodybuilding info which is more an overview of topics then fully developed chapters. In fact, it seems like the information contained in this book is what you would find if you did a little internet browseing - not impressive and I didnt learn anything from it. This book seemed like it was padded with summeries of already cursory information just to make it longer. The athlete section in the book "Becoming Vegan" by Brenda Davis has much more information then this book does on vegan athletic nutrition. Any book about bodybuilding in general will have much more information about the weight training aspect. I suppose if you are not vegan and have never lifted weights you will learn alot and gain a little inspiration just knowing these two can go together but for anyone that knows a little about both topics this book is very very basic.
5 Stars By David Jones on 2013-05-31
This book is more then just a health fitness book that gives you some workout routines and tells you what to eat. It not only reaffirms my beliefs about why I went vegetarian but also motivated me to become more proactive about wanting to be a good role model, not just for vegans but for animals. Roberts story really makes you feel like you are part of a larger community of compassionate people. Especially when you get involved with his website and follow him on twitter. Robert is quick to re-tweet and respond to you and his group genuinely makes you feel welcome.
The food and workout portion are a must for those who are vegan and want to lift weights. He clearly demostrates that it is possible to be strong and vegan.
It's a book I'll refer to over and over.