Vegan bodybuilders are taking over

A Blenheim man’s diet of brown rice flakes, beans and protein powder paid off when he came second in a national bodybuilding competition.

Brayden Green, 21, took the second spot in the junior division of the Nabba World Fitness Federation national champs, held in Auckland earlier this month. Finding the right body building product could mean a lot for those who are interested in taking up the sport. This could be their diet or even clothes from somewhere like Ryder Wear, when it comes to competition you might want to do what is right for you. This could be the case for Green.

It was the second competition Green had entered since becoming a bodybuilder about a year ago.

He became vegan when he was 18, cutting animal and animal by-products from his diet after working on the slaughter floor at the meat works in Blenheim.

It was his first job out of high school and it didn’t sit well with him, he said.

He started bodybuilding so he could debunk the myth that you couldn’t build muscle on a vegan diet. His weight jumped from 80 kilograms to 92kg.