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Thomas Kronsteiner / Staff / Getty
Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most deified bodybuilders of all time. His physique during his reign in Olympia and the following films was and is a look that countless men around the world strive for.
However, the Austrian oak tree has sparked controversy late in the bodybuilding community. First, it was his attitude to steroid use that made people talk. Now it's his attitude to plant-based eating.
Schwarzenegger, a vociferous environmental lawyer, is executive producer of an upcoming documentary film, Game Changers which documents the rise of plant nutrition in the US athletic world. Schwarzenegger has in the past emphasized the importance of reducing meat to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Game Changers scheduled for release in September, will "end outdated myths about protein, strength, and performance," Schwarzenegger wrote in an Instagram post with a trailer to the movie. In the video, he revealed that the idea that "real men eat meat" is just marketing, even though he ate a lot of meat in his bodybuilding days.
View Post on InstagramJames Cameron and I got back together. This time to end outdated myths about protein, power and performance. Get your tickets to @gamechangersmovie before they are sold out. Do it. Do it now! #thegamechangers #changeyourgame
The documentary features athletes such as Olympic weightlifter Kendrick Farris, bodybuilder and former M & F titlist Nimai Delgado, and strong Patrik Baboumian, all vegans. While the vegan fitness community has shown serious support in the comments, there has been some backlash since this is the Internet.
Some of the strongest opponents came from bodybuilder and strongman Stan Efferding. He went on Instagram to hear a reaction from Dr. To re-post Shawn Baker, an advocate of the carnivore diet.
View Post on InstagramToday I have already received DM 100 for this post from @schwarzenegger. , I simply copy the answer from Dr. Shawn Bakers and paste it below or link his post. , I have vegan customers. I eat vegetables. I recommend vegetables in the vertical diet. , Nevertheless, it is not the rule to be optimistic as a vegan for competitive sports. I have seen more failures than successes. It almost always overtakes her. , With many supplements and PEDs it can be effective for some, but that's hardly an ideal scenario. , , #Repost @ shawnbaker1967 with @get_repost · · · You've replaced @schwarzenegger with a brain-dead robot to exaggerate their vegan bullshit propaganda. @Schwarzenegger would never have been Mr. Olympia as a vegan. One of the athletes who was originally in the film, Tim Schieff, had to stop veganism because it ruined his health. Olympic lifter Kendrick Farris spearheaded a carnivorous diet and bombarded veganism with the worst performance in his career. The strong Patrick Baboumian, who beefs up his muscles as a meat eater, takes a range of steroids as a vegan and is By no means the strongest man in the world, as vegans claim, bodybuilder Nimai Delgado has built his muscles as vegetarian food, milk, eggs and whey protein, and is best just a medium-bodied competitor who does not even get on stage with real meaty bodybuilders would come! This underlines that you can be an athlete with good genetics, +/- drugs, hard work, but in no case can reach your true potential as a vegan! @schwarzenegger, we NEVER give up meat – the nonsense of saving the planet is utter garbage! A monoculture landscape filled with soy is a damned disaster and will only lead to a sick population and a devastated soil and ecosystem – if you do not want to be a hypocrite, step behind regenerative agriculture and stop teaching young people about the bullshit vegan Misleading the Agenda His wife is turning into skeletal spirits and it is a big mistake to give voice to his message of friendship or money! #goveganandshortchangeyourself # yes2meat # no2fakefoo
Both Baker and Efferding claim that veganism and optimal athletic performance do not go hand in hand. For Efferding, success as a top athlete is the exception and not the rule. Baker expressed his opinion in rather crude terms: "They replaced @schwarzenegger with a brain-dead robot to exaggerate their vegan bullshit propaganda," and that Oak would never have gone vegan on Mr. Olympia.
] It can not be denied that Schwarzenegger built his body during a more traditional bodybuilding diet, but you must do him the honor of starting a discussion on a topic that was certainly controversial. In a community where nutritional strategies are a constant issue, there will always be disagreements.
If you would like to know more about Game Changers – featuring executive producers Jackie Chan, James Cameron, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, tennis player Novak Djokovic and NBA player Chris Paul celebrate its world premiere in addition to Schwarzenegger on 16 September 2019.No