Meet Derek Tresize and Marcella Torres. They're busy parents, plant-based personal trainers and authors, and two of the best examples I know of the power of plant-based diet to build muscle in a healthy, sustainable way.
I've had the pleasure of speaking on a few plant-based fitness panels with Derek and Marcella, and their knowledge and credentials are incredible. Derek is a four-time natural bodybuilding champion, a WNBF pro bodybuilder, and a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, and is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition. Marcella, in addition to amateur bodybuilding, is a dancer and a PhD candidate in mathematical biology, researching the effects of diet and exercise strategies on obesity and the dietary causes of inflammation in the body.
It should be no surprise that one of the first things Derek and Marcella drill into their clients' heads is this:
You don’t need animal protein or protein supplements to build lean mass.
For some, that's unbelievable. But Derek and Marcella are proof. And they're here to help you do it too.
No, they don't have a secret formula. No "hacks" to shortcut the process. But Derek and Marcella have decades of experience at building muscle on plant-based diets—for themselves and for their clients—and a scientific, proven approach to doing it in a way that's realistic and sustainable...