Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon, where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15. Today he is the best-selling author of the books, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, Shred It!, and the new release, Plant-Based Muscle.
As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine's Most Influential Vegan Athletes. He tours around the world, sharing his story of transformation from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder.
Robert is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. He writes books, gives lectures, and maintains the popular website, VeganBodybuilding.com. He is a regular contributor to Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine, Naked Food Magazine, Forks Over Knives, and The Dr. T. Colin Campbell Center For Nutrition Studies, is a multi-sport athlete, entrepreneur, and has followed a plant-based diet for more than 20 years.
About the All Star Vegan Bodybuilding Panel
Wondering how vegan athletes build muscle, reach protein goals, win bodybuilding competitions, and thrive on a plant-based diet? Get your questions answered by a panel of professional, champion, and elite vegan athletes, including an IFBB Pro who has never eaten meat, a former butcher turned vegan bodybuilder, a 3-time Colorado state boxing champion, an NPC heavyweight bodybuilding champion, and an NPC bikini competitor and personal trainer.
Nimai Delgado – Vegan Advocate and IFBB Pro,
Vanessa Espinoza – 3X Colorado Golden Glove Champion and Elite Powerlifter
Fraser Bayley – Vegan Bodybuilder and Nutritionist, Former Butcher
Ryan Nelson – Champion NPC Bodybuilder, Personal Trainer
Lilian Aguilar – NPC Bikini Competitor, Vegan for 16 years