Derek Tresize 1 of 3 | How He Built Insane Muscle Mass On A Vegan Diet

Derek Tresize is a 2 time vegan bodybuilding champion, co-owner of Root Force Personal Training in Richmond, VA, and the co-founder of He is an ACE certified personal trainer and holds a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. He is also known for being one of the most muscular vegans to achieve his physique on a 100% plant-based diet.

In this 3 part series, Derek will share his personal nutrition and workout routine that helped him build over 20 pounds of muscle on a vegan diet.

Nothing is left out in these interviews. We drill down meal by meal, food by food, exercise by exercise, set by set, and rep by rep, to get the full picture of how this amazing vegan athlete achieved his show-winning physique.

To contact Derek visit the following pages:


L-Glutamine Is Vegan And Supports Digestion

Is it possible for a supplement used to build muscle to also support and improve your digestive health? After all, if your digestion is compromised, then your ability to receive nutrients will be too, which means your muscles can’t grow as big, and your health will suffer. Also, is it possible that L-Glutamine is also 100% vegan?

In this episode, I answer all of these questions as well as give you an update on my Metabolic Mastery seminar at Extreme Health, some new programs that’s coming up, and the list of the next 6 athletes who will be making guest appearances on the Vegan Body Revolution Show.



Delicious lean down recipes with Bikini Competitor and Vegan Chef Christy Morgan.

How To Get VEGAN SHREDDED by Masters Overall Winner Will Tucker

Torre Washington | Vegan Wins IFPA Pro Show

IFPA vegan pro bodybuilder, Torre Washington, wins his first pro show. After being vegan for more than a decade, Torre shares his secrets for how he added more muscle mass on a vegan diet that led him to winning his first pro bodybuilding contest.

In this episode you will learn:
*What Torre learned from lengendary vegan bodybuilder, Jim Morris, that helped him put on more muscle mass than ever to win his first pro show.

Find Torre on facebook by searching for “Tha Vegan Dread.”

To support Torre, visit him at one of his shows. Here is his schedule:

June 8, Alabama, SNBF Show
June 28-29, Miami, Muscle Mania Universe Weekend
July 27th, Austin, INBF Show
August 24th, Alabama, NPC Show
Fall 2013, Arizona, Yorton Cup


Which Fitness Programs Work And Which Ones Don’t?

I received an email from a student who enrolled in one of my 3 week transformation programs. She asked if I could tell her where she could buy a week worth of workouts.

I was puzzled? I thought, “huh?” My 3 week program includes a laser-targeted workout for 21 straight days. Why would she be asking me for more?

What she revealed to me is the single biggest reason why many many people who invest in fitness programs, including P90X, Insanity, Turbo-fire, etc., don’t get the results they want.

In this episode I reveal exactly what that is and what to do about it. If you’re struggling to achieve the results you want, there’s a very high probability that you’re suffering from the same thing.


28 Day Vegan Muscle Project


Introducing the 28 Day Vegan Muscle Building project,
led by IFPA Pro Vegan Body Builder, Torre Washington,
and Master Trainer Thomas Tadlock.

We are looking for 20 participants, guys and gals, to participate in the first ever
28 day vegan muscle building program.


  • Must be vegan or willing to go 100% vegan for 28 days (no exceptions)
  • Must have access to a health club or equivalent
  • Must be willing to eat a lot of vegan protein
  • Must be willing to perform intense, resistance training workouts 4 times per week
  • Must be willing to be very sore
  • Must be willing to follow a nutrition program to the letter
  • May not use any steroids, hormones, or physique cheating substances besides Creatine and L-Glutamine.
  • Must be willing to allow us to publish your before and after pictures, name, and measurements.

What You Get:

  • Weekly video muscle building workouts
  • 28 day vegan muscle building nutrition plan
  • 24/7 support
  • Access to our private facebook page

Tuition: $98



What Does A Vegan Eat On An Airplane?

I just flew into LAX from Austin, TX. I got up at 4:30am to get ready (I didn’t pack the night before). Then I ate breakfast at 5am and didn’t get to eat again until I was on the airplane, which was almost 5 hours later. My blood sugar was low, my body was shaking, and I was in need of vegan options. What do you do if you are in that situation?

In this episode, I share my easy tips for making sure you aren’t starving on an airplane. I’ll show you how to get some vegan options on the plane for free, and I’ll tell you what food to pack so you can make it through security and still have your nutrition with you.


How To Make Tons Of Local Vegan Fitness Friends Fast

Does your choice to live a vegan lifestyle of fitness and health make you sometimes feel alone and alienated from the rest of the animal-eating population?

Do not worry, I have a simple solution for you that will help you make tons of new Vegan friends fast.

In this episode, I show you how to use to find like-minded, compassionate, health conscious, vegan friends like you.


How To Get Back Into Vegan Fitness Shape After A LONG Lay Off

In a previous episode “3 Tips For Getting Back On The Vegan Fitness Wagon” I shared 3 of my favorite tips for getting back into your workout and nutrition routine if you’ve fallen off the wagon for a little while.

In this episode, I share 5 tips for anyone who hasn’t worked out for a really long time. Months, maybe years!

If it’s been a while since you’ve been in great shape, this episode may be for you.


Vegan Fitness On The Road

Thomas shares his best vegan fitness tips from his experience driving half way across the country through the middle of nowhere.

In this episode, you will learn:
*What to vegan foods to eat when there is nothing around
*What must-have vegan things you should pack when going on a long road trip
*The most important piece of workout equipment you can’t live without in order to stay in top shape on the road