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Issue #6: Mortal Kombat's Ultra-Ripped Ludi Lin Is Vegan

Issue #6: Mortal Kombat's Ultra-Ripped Ludi Lin Is Vegan

Welcome to the sixth issue. Today we're covering a variety of interesting news from the vegan fitness world plus the usual inspiring how-to resources.

In today's issue:

  • Mortal Kombat's Ripped Ludi Lin Explains His All-Vegan Diet
  • How a Vegan Diet Helped This Duathlete Make Huge Improvements to Her Performance
  • Vegan Athlete of the Week: Steph Davis
  • Video of the Week: Steph Davis's CHOICES
  • 11 Vegan Olympians Show Off Their Training
  • Watch Vegan Actor Ludi Lin's "Fireball" Workout
  • The Vegan Revolution–How Plant-Based Foods Are Set to Dominate the Economy

Mortal Kombat's Ripped Ludi Lin Explains His All-Vegan Diet

Ludi Lin, an actor with an impeccable physique, starring in 2021 movie Mortal Kombat, shared his vegan diet in a video for Men's Health.

The video is well worth watching, not just to learn about Ludi's diet and get inspired by his ultra-shredded physique but also for entertainment value as Ludi has some quirky eating habits.


How a Vegan Diet Helped This Duathlete Make Huge Improvements to Her Performance

In an article for Veganuary, vegan duathlete Lisa Gawthorne shares four ways how her vegan diet improves her performance. She's ranked 8th in the world and 6th in Europe for her age group in sprint duathlon.

How a Vegan Diet Improved Lisa Gawthorne’s Performance
Lisa Gawthorne shares how she feels a vegan diet has played a huge part in her athletic achievements

Vegetarian since the age of 6, vegan for 18 years and caffeine-free for 14, she shows that athletes can thrive both without animal products as well as without stimulants.


Vegan Athlete of the Week: Steph Davis

Steph Davis is one of the world's leading climbers as well as a BASE jumper and a wingsuit flyer. Vegan for 18 years, a plant-based lifestyle fuels her adventures in Moab, Utah. She shares her recipes and thoughts on vegan athleticism on her blog.

Steph Davis - High Places
Climber. Flyer. Speaker. Writer. Vegan. Friend.

As she beautifully explains her life philosophy on her website:

From climbing I understand the difference between essential and excess, and I have an abiding suspicion of luxury. Light is right, and the secret to wealth is living not within your means, but beneath them and liking it! Most of my essentials are luxuries in today's world and they can't be found in a store: quietness, cleanliness, open space, sunrises and sunsets and time to watch them, firewood. At the octabin, my second home, there's no water, no electricity, eight windows to watch sunrises from, and acres of dead pinyon pine I can walk around and chop up for the wood stove, which means I am rich :)

Follow Steph's adventures on her Instagram.


Video of the Week: Steph Davis's CHOICES

Learn more about Steph Davis in CHOICES, a 20-minute movie portraying her life story, including the hardest period of her life when she lost her husband in a wingsuit flying accident.


11 Vegan Olympians Show Off Their Training

VegNews created a list of videos and photos of 11 vegan athletes preparing for Tokyo 2021.

11 Vegan Athletes Show Off Their Training
Find out how plant-based Olympians stay fit when they’ve got their eyes on the gold.

Among the covered athletes you'll find sportspeople practicing such diverse disciplines as fencing, track and field, surfing, tennis, volleyball, skateboarding, soccer, figure skating, and marathon—everyone plant-powered!


Watch Vegan Actor Ludi Lin's "Fireball" Workout

Check out another video with Ludi Lin, this time demonstrating his "Liu Kang Fireball" workout with some stability training, breath work, and power training. His physique when doing push-ups at 2:59 is just crazy. And it's all plant-fueled gains. "Inspiring" is a grand understatement.


The Vegan Revolution–How Plant-Based Foods Are Set to Dominate the Economy

The Vegworld Magazine article isn't strictly related to vegan fitness but it's relevant for every vegan rooting for a plant-based world.

The Vegan Revolution - How Plant-Based Foods are set to dominate the economy - Veg World Magazine
Once considered a fringe dietary pursuit, veganism is now a global movement that is growing at warp speed. In fact, the last ten years have seen global numbers multiply by more than seven times, especially among the under 35’s. With one in eight Brits – or almost 13% of the population –now vegetar…

The vegan market is projected to more than double in just five years. This means more delicious plant-based alternatives, more animals saved, a healthier world, a cleaner planet, and of course more awesome vegan athletes!


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Martin

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