In this week’s episode of Empowered by Plants, Emily reveals some key tips to take away today on how to gain muscle on a vegan plant-based diet. Emily breaks down a weekly workout routine and what a workout routine should look like for everyone who wants to build muscle, not just vegans. She goes over muscle sculpting, resistance training, and when the best time to workout is. Emily then explains how to prioritize protein and incorporate carbohydrates in your vegan diet plan, how to calculate how much plant-based protein you should consume, and goes over some pre-workout and post-workout guidelines to increase protein synthesis. Finally, Emily explains how to utilize recovery and sleep to optimize muscle sculpting.

Who this Episode is Great For

This episode is not only helpful for vegans that want to build muscle and optimize their workout and diet routines but also provides key takeaways that ANYONE wanting to build muscle should incorporate into their routines. Whether you are vegan or not, you should be prioritizing protein regardless if it is plant-based or not, incorporating my fitness pal to keep track of what's going into your body, and how to optimize recovery time to improve muscle sculpting. 

Links and Resources

Click Here to see Emily's Favorite Whole-Food Plant-Based Protein SourcesClick here to get Emily's Plant-Based High Protein Vegan Waffle Recipe

Like what you hear?  Leave a review and give us a follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or any of your other favorite platforms!Related episodes:How to Maximize Your Performance on a Vegan Diet - In this episode, we go over all the ways you can maximize your athletic performance on a vegan diet. Tune in to find out all the tips I give that have helped me and my clients with our input and output in the gym. Being a Vegan Athlete with Candace Cyrus -In this episode, Emily sits down with Candace Cyrus, who is celebrating 6 months of veganism. They talk all about her transition to eating plant-based and how this transition has immensely improved her health and triathlon training. 

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