PlantFit PR Challenge (sign up extended to Wednesday, Nov. 18th)

PlantFit Community!

Turtle Party

 
As you all likely know, we were traveling Costa Rica during November and we expected we would be able to have access to email for questions, etc but we had little to none and were also caught up getting stoked on sloths, adventures and all things awesome over there. Apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced by a delay but we are BACK! Because of all this, we have decided to extend sign ups for the PlantFit PR Party Challenge until Wed the 18th. If you are already in it to win it, you are welcome to start/test anytime this week, including before Wednesday, we just wanted to open things up a few more days for anyone who wants to join in! Please check out the previous PR Party Post  for more info. As a Bonus, if you repost the PR Party Flyer on Instagram we will discount (or refund if you’ve already paid) you $5 on your sign ups (please remember to TAG us in the picture and hashtag #plantfitprparty so we see it too!). All proceeds will be donated to Projecto Huella which, among other social activism, saves baby turtles.
PlantFit PR Party

PlantFit PR PARTY!!! (Nov. 16th – Dec. 20th)

Join us for PlantFit’s PR Party!
(November 16th to December 20th)

Registration is $20 for either challenge and the extended cutoff date is Wednesday, November 18th.

The Challenges are for who can make the most improvement in five weeks in:

Strength – Set your (P)ersonal (R)ecord for  a 1 Rep Max Weight of Deadlift and Push Press (15 minutes to work up to your heaviest lift for Push Press, then a short break. Then 15 minutes to work up to your heaviest lift for Deadlift.)
or
Conditioning – PR for Max Reps of Back Squats at 75% Body Weight, Unbroken (can not set the bar down) and 5 minute AMRAP (as many reps as possible) of: 500 meter Row, AMRAP Burpees to 6″ Target with remainder of time.

Register for BOTH for $30!

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You can register by sending a payment through paypal to plantfitstrength@gmail.com

In the comments section, please state which challenge you are signing up for, contact info, and which day and time is preferred for initial test which has to be between Monday, Nov. 16th and Saturday, Nov. 21st

All participants will receive discounts for 1 on 1 training as well as discounts for team group classes!

All who sign up will be assigned to one of two teams. Winning Team Donates Proceeds to Proyecto Huella: a grassroots movement towards supporting and generating vital conservation for sea turtles and social justice. Here is Tim with a baby sea turtle that P.H. saved from poachers and released. Turtle Tim

The one person with the most progress from either team wins a mystery basket of awesome goodies and, of course, bragging rights!

On Nov 18th you will receive an email introduction. This will explain details such as which group you’ll be with, instructions for adding to the team Facebook group, what times/dates are available for team group workouts and an opportunity to schedule 1 on 1 training, as well as the test for your starting point.

If you’re new to PlantFit, don’t worry! We will schedule time for you to come in and learn the movements before your test, and remember: this challenge is about how much progress you can make on either your workout times, reps or amount of weight lifted rather than who can lift the most total weight so don’t worry about where you start.

Please Note:
To participate, you must be able to come to PlantFit (606 E. 11th St., Oakland, CA, 94606) for at least your start and finish tests. Sorry far away people!

Thanks all and we look forward to smashing some personal records with you!

-Ed


The Grand Opening was a Success!

Grand Opening Group Photo

Hey guys, thank you so much for such a wonderful turnout for the Grand Opening of PlantFit Strength & Conditioning and FitQuick Cafe on January 17th, 2015. We had a great turnout! Holly and I couldn’t be more thankful for such a wonderful and supportive community. So for this event, we held a raffle fundraiser for Animal Place, and we sold 152 tickets and raised $400! So rad! It is so cool knowing we get to help animals in need just by doing what we love. This business could not exist if it wasn’t for the community of ethically minded individuals who want to feel great in their own skin. Thank you for everything you do in creating a more compassionate world for all.

-Ed Bauer

plantfitstrength@gmail.com


Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine Cover!!!

Hey guys, we made the cover!!!

VH&F Cover

Holly and I flew to Austin in 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


PlantBuilt 2014 and Why You Should Consider Veganism.

PlantBuilt Rolled Deep this year! With over 30 Athletes who follow a 100% Vegan Diet and lifestyle, we competed and won in various Athletic Competitions, from CrossFit to PowerLifting, to Bikini, Figure, Men’s Physique, and BodyBuilding. We set out to prove that consuming animals and their by-products is simply a choice. This is a choice that the cow, chicken, pig, or fish did not have any say in. They are slaves and victims to the animal agriculture industry. Every time you choose an animal product, you choose to support enslavery, isolation, depression, neglect, torture, and finally murder of an innocent creature. Every living being simply wants to live and be free from tyranny, just as all of us do. Why do you continue to think that animals (especially certain animals) are below you and do not deserve this basic consideration and the right to live? This is called Carnism by the way, and you can learn more at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vWbV9FPo_Q It is time to make a change and today is the day.

Every time you choose a plant-based alternative, you are supporting industries which grow fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, herbs, and seeds. This is the truly natural and compassionate alternative which spares all pain and suffering on innocent and beatiful creatures. I personally have lived like this for over 18 years, and there and more and more people reconsidering whether their values and ethics are supported by their lifestyle decisions. To learn more about us as a group, go to www.plantbuilt.com To learn about many more vegan athletes go to www.veganbodybuilding.com To learn more about compassionate dietary choices, go to http://www.veganoutreach.org/guide/ Here is another resourcehttp://vegankit.com/ Of course there is the Meat Your Meat Video athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32IDVdgmzKA If you need a registered Dietitian look up Matt Ruscigno at http://truelovehealth.com/about/ Here is a video he made a while back which I just so happen to be in about Vegan Health and Nutrition at http://vimeo.com/67348332 Also, to refute any nutritional arguments against a 100% Animal Free Healthy Diet, check out any video from the one and only Dr. Michael Greger athttp://nutritionfacts.org/ Oh yeah, and here are two Rad Companies who are revolutionizing how we see and comsume Meat and Eggs,http://beyondmeat.com/ and http://www.hamptoncreek.com/

Alright all, thanks for listening to my rant! Thanks so much for following, and I invite you to join me and millions of others in making the world a more peaceful place for all living beings.

 

PlantBuilt 2014


Strongest Hearts Web Series

Hey guys, I was featured on the Strongest Hearts Web Series! Check it out here.

Thanks Matt and Sasha for the opportunity!


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.


Congratulations to Caris Rodriguez!!!

A Big Congratulations goes out to Caris Rodriguez for winning the PlantFit Fall Fitness Challenge!!! During the month of September, she had the biggest change in body composition. This means she gained the most muscle and lost the most fat out of over 20 people who competed in the challenge! She dropped a total of 5.71% body fat, and 6 total pounds. During September and early October, she has been training for the Columbia Gorge Marathon which happens on October 27th. She has ran up to 16 miles in one day so far, as well as PR’d her back squat at 205 LBS and her dead lift at 255 LBS!!! She is seriously showing the power of Plant-Based Whole Foods and sheer determination! Awesome work Caris!
 
In winning the challenge, Caris won $200 cash. Also, with everyone’s participation in the challenge, another $200 has been raised. PlantFit Training Studio has already mailed that check to Out To Pasture Sanctuary in Estacada, Oregon!
 
An honorable mention goes to Alex Glover, Justin Britton, Ben Leavitt, and Russel (from Blossoming Lotus) for rounding out the top 5. Nice work everyone! I am truly honored to watch your success in fitness and health, as well as your efforts to help the animals!
 
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9.30.13 WOD

This will be my very last day coaching at the Portland Location of PlantFit Training Studio. I will coach all classes except the noon class. The brand will continue to move forward and expand as time allows. As always we will promote rock solid plant-based nutrition, a cruelty free lifestyle, and functional movements mixed in with a healthy dose of intensity. Thank you so much Portland! It has been an absolute honor to be a part of this community for the last 5 years.

-Ed Bauer

9.30.13 WOD:

“Fran”

For time:

21-15-9 of

95# Thrusters

Pull-Ups

Rest 5 minutes.

“Annie”

For time:

50-40-30-20-10 of

Double Unders (3 singles = 1 double)

Sit-Ups

studio

 


PlantFit Fall Fitness Challenge

We are a hosting the PlantFit Fall Fitness Challenge. Registration is $20. The rules are simple. Get your bodyfat measured by me (Ed Bauer) or Jason Morris today, tomorrow, Monday, or Tuesday. You then have until Monday, September 30th to get measured again. Who ever has the highest percentage of body composition change (body fat down, and lean muscle up) will win! The winner will receive 1/2 of the total registration fees by all registered contestants. The other 1/2 of the registration $ will be donated to Out To Pasture Sanctuary. http://www.outtopasturesanctuary.org/ That means, the more people who register, the higher the donation is.

So in one crisp month-long effort, you can improve your health, your strength, your flexibility, your endurance, your clothes will fit better, AND you’ll be helping all the wonderful animals at Out To Pasture. Plus if you win, you get a lump of cash to go with it. Pretty sweet deal!

Email us at plantfitpdx@gmail or call at 503.753.4279 to set up a time to get measured.

Fall Fitness Challenge