Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness Book Review – Part II

The second chapter of Robert Cheeke’s Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness book is a personal journey shared with the reader. Robert takes us through the years from when he was a child as he worked toward his goal of becoming a bodybuilder. The photos, exercise journals and media appearances help to show how his transformation occurred over the years.

“Bodybuilding didn’t come as easy as I thought it would.”

Robert talks about consistency being the cornerstone of any endeavor. He also highlights the importance of having a detailed vision.

His formula for success is:

  1. Create a detailed vision for success based around something you’re passionate about.
  2. Embrace your vision with enthusiasm and be consistent with your efforts.
  3. Allow adaptation to occur.
  4. Improve as a result of your consistent and dedicated actions.
  5. Succeed and share your success with others, inspiring other to be remarkable.

This formula is useful to everyone; not just bodybuilders. I found it very inspiring to see how dedicated he was for so many years despite the hurdles that presented themselves along the way.

“Potential counts for a lot; but heart, desire, and will can take a dream from potential to possible.”

Also in this chapter is the story of how his company; Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness began and has evolved over the years. It is now a great resource for others who are interested in being vegan bodybuilders.

What I liked the most in this chapter is Robert’s outlined methods for helping others figure out what they want to do and why they are doing it so that success is much more likely. He even includes his Top 10 Reasons to Begin Bodybuilding – something everyone who has a goal should read.

Have you read Robert’s book? I would love to hear your comments on the blog, Facebook or Twitter.


Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness Book Review – Part I

Robert Cheeke recently sent me a copy of his book Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness and requested that I review it. Even though I am not a professional bodybuilder, I was thrilled to learn more so that I could create a more muscular and healthier body of my own – all on a plant-based diet.

Since the book is 317 pages, I decided that I would do the review in sections. This post is my impression of the beginning sections of the book and Chapter 1.

Robert’s book and cover includes pictures of himself from age 10 to age 29 intermingled with pictures of animals, which are referenced throughout the text. He humbly begins the book with a dedication and acknowledgments, which I thought was a very positive beginning.

In his About the Author section he gives an overview of his life up to this point and what drives him every day to do what he is doing. I especially like his attitude as reflected in this quote:

“My vision is to be right more than wrong, happy more than sad, nice more than mean, caring more than apathetic, and to live without limits.”

The Introduction explains his professional background and how the book came into being. It is encouraging to see that although the book was delayed, Robert was not put off and followed through with his commitment to the original goal of sharing his knowledge in book form.

The first Chapter, Why Vegan?, in addition to a general overview of veganism, describes in more detail Robert’s childhood, his progression into veganism and eventually into bodybuilding. It is all very personal, heartfelt and sincere.

He is definitely a man on a mission and I am confident he will reach his many goals.

I look forward to reading Chapter 2 and reviewing it in a future post.