Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine Cover!!!

Hey guys, we made the cover!!!

VH&F Cover

My partner Holly and I flew to Austin last July for the 2014 PlantBuilt Team Competition and we had the chance to do a photo shoot with the kind folks over at www.veganhealthandfitnessmag.com It was a wonderful experience and we are honored to say we made the cover! This magazine now has distribution all over the world and can be found in nationwide stores such as Target, Whole Foods, Safeway, Barnes & Noble, and many other natural food stores. Thank you so much for following and be sure to pick up a copy next time you are out.

In Fitness and for the Animals,

Ed Bauer


My 2014 CrossFit Open Experience

Hey all, go check out my full article and all of my CrossFit Open video links over at http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/?page=article_ed_008 Read up on how the CrossFit Open went for me. This year, I was aiming at making it to Regionals. That however did not happen. I did use this year as another learning experience and right now, I am working on my weaknesses, which are primarily in the strength and next level gymnastics departments. With a 435 lb deadlift, a 355 lb full depth back squat, a 200 lb snatch, and 40 unbroken pull-ups, I still have a long way to go to get to the top of the CrossFit athlete heap. Thanks for following along everyone. Keep pushing forward and redefine who you choose to be in this world!


1.18.14 WOD Saturday

Hey all, sorry for the blog post hiatus I was on. This last week was a deload week simply doing lesser percentages of all the previous 3 weeks. So to get back on track, another round of Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 Program starts this Monday. I have been following this program for basic strength for the last 2 months, and my best lifts so far are:

Deadlift 375 for 11 reps

Bench Press 245 for 7 reps

Strict Shoulder Press 150 for 2 reps

Weighted Ring Pull-Up 75lbs added for 4 reps

High Bar Back Squat 270 for 9

Weighted Dip 105lbs added for 8 reps

The numbers I am focused on are a 455lb deadlift (current PR is 420), a 405lb back squat (current PR is 355), and a 315lb bench press (current PR is 280). This program takes time, but with focus and determination, I think this is the way to those higher numbers. You can read up on it at http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/how_to_build_pure_strength The weekly breakdown for the movements I am working on are:

Monday: Dead Lift and Bench

Wednesday: Strict Press and Weighted Pull-Ups

Friday: Back Squats and Weighted Dips

For those that want to get stronger, men and women, I recommend you follow along. So the next cycle starts this coming Monday. So now to figure out what your current 1 rep max weights are. Well lucky for you, the fine folks at GrassRoots CrossFit have programmed tomorrow’s WOD.

1.18.14 WOD

“CrossFit Total”

3 attempts for each movement of:

1 rep max Back Squat

1 rep max Strict Shoulder Press

1 rep max Dead Lift

The total of the three 1 rep max lifts completed is your CrossFit Total. Here is an article by Mark Rippetoe to see if this is right for you.

Click to access 52-2006_CFTotal.pdf

Thanks guys, I’ll post my numbers once I complete it. PS. the CrossFit Open is live. Go register here.

PR from over 5 months ago. Let’s see what tomorrow holds.


Veganizing the Meat and Nut Breakfast and Why You Should Too

Hey guys, I recently wrote an article for http://www.veganbodybuilding.com on veganizing a meat and nut breakfast. Check it out and let me know what you think! http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/?page=article_ed_003

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