The one and only, Arnold Schwarzenegger!
I ate a lot of meat.
They show those commercials…
Steak, that’s what a man eats.
…selling that idea that
real men eat meat.
Serious man food.
But you gotta understand,
That’s not based on reality.
I’ve been teaching fighting techniques to
government agencies for more than 15 years.
Then, I got injured.
Unable to teach for at least six months,
I spent more than 1,000 hours
studying science on
recovery and nutrition,
and stumbled across a study
about the Roman gladiators.
The gladiators were predominantly
How could the original professional fighters
be so powerful eating only plants?
When I made the switch to a plant-based diet,
I qualified for my third Olympic team,
I broke two American records.
I was like, man, I should have
done this a long while ago.
When I went plant-based,
I wasn’t sure if I was gonna survive.
And I actually became like a machine.
One of the biggest misconceptions in
sports nutrition is that we have to have
animal protein to perform at a high level.
That’s just not true.
Sometimes you have to do things that you
know your competitors aren’t doing.
Today’s blood and yesterday’s blood.
I think this is going to wake
a lot of people up.
I was recovering better,
and not getting as sore.
This was our best season
in the last 15 years
and we had 14 guys
on plant-based diets.
We all wanna feel great, have more energy.
Cholesterol was 276, today 169.
Whoa! Now you’re talking.
Most guys my age
can’t keep up with their grandchildren,
my grandchildren can’t keep up with me.
It’s not one set of dietary guidelines for
improving your performance as an athlete,
another one for reversing heart disease,
it’s the same for all of them.
Someone asked me, “How could you get as
strong as an ox without eating any meat?”
And my answer was,
“Have you ever seen an ox eating meat?”