You don’t need animal products to set all-time US weightlifting records: Kendrick Farris, Vegan Quote of the Week #2

Welcome, or welcome back to my new Vegan Quote of the Week series! This week, we’ll take a look at something that was said by Kendrick Farris, American Olympic Weightlifter. Kendrick Farris has been on a vegan diet since 2014, and he has set all-time U.S. records since then, including a snatch and clean and jerk total of 831 lbs (377 kg). Here is this week’s Vegan Quote of the Week!

If you’re interested, you can watch this week’s Vegan Quote of the Week on YouTube 🙂

 

American Olympic Weightlifter, Kendrick Farris, has said,

“I don’t agree with the way the animals are mass-slaughtered… I don’t necessarily trust the way the food is being processed.”

I love this thinking instead of blind acceptance, this questioning of what the societal norm is, and the realization that you can align your actions with your beliefs. In addition to his brilliant thinking and bold decisions, these feats are being done by an Olympic level athlete. His past records before he became vegan were in the 85 kg weight class. Since going vegan in 2014, he has gone up a weight class, and he’s now set new records in the 94 kg weight class, adding over 30 lbs to his Olympic lifts.

The old myth that you need meat to grow muscle and get strong is long dead. Not only that, but we saw in last week’s Vegan Quote of the Week that it might not be healthy for us to be eating meat: if you haven’t seen it already, take a look at what Dr. Kim Williams, former president of the American College of Cardiology, has to say on the topic.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by, and take care!

More on Kendrick Farris and his records here:

Records: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Resources/American-Records/

“America’s Strongest Weightlifter, Kendrick Farris, Is 100% Vegan”: https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/americas-strongest-weightlifter-kendrick-farris-100-vegan/

https://www.teamusa.org/usa-weightlifting/athletes/kendrick-farris

https://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/vegan-diet-american-olympic-weightlifter-kendrick-farris/

 

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