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Plant Built

PlantBuilt's Pioneering Strength Movement

In 2012, Giacomo Marchese and Dani Taylor envisioned a team of vegan bodybuilders not just competing alongside their non-vegan counterparts but triumphing over them. This idea transcended mere athletic prowess; it was a powerful statement to shatter stereotypes and showcase the capabilities of a cruelty-free lifestyle.

Fueled by this vision, Giacomo and Dani reached out to their community, seeking those who shared their passion. The response was overwhelming, and the first Vegan Strong PlantBuilt Team was born. Their debut at the Naturally Fit Games in Austin, Texas, was nothing short of extraordinary – they dominated the bodybuilding stage, firmly establishing their presence in the world of strength sports.

Over the years, PlantBuilt has continued to grow, diversifying its athlete base across various strength-based disciplines while consistently spreading the message of compassionate strength. Now known as the Vegan Strong PlantBuilt Team, their influence and impact have only intensified.

2023 marks a significant milestone in PlantBuilt's journey. This year, while competing for the sixth time, the team is setting a record with more than 40 athletes competing in six different sports – powerlifting, bodybuilding, CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting, strongman, and kettlebell sport – at the prestigious Mr. America All American Sports Festival & Expo. Their international roster, boasting athletes from Australia, Norway, France, and Canada, reflects the global reach of their movement.

PlantBuilt's mission transcends mere competition. They aim to influence the mainstream fitness industry, challenging long-held assumptions and highlighting the power and potential of a vegan lifestyle. Their presence at such a high-profile event is a testament to their unwavering commitment to this goal.

As they celebrate their 11th year of activism, PlantBuilt invites you to join them on this remarkable journey. Stay tuned for updates about the team, their athletes, and the competition, as they continue to change hearts, minds, and the very face of strength sports.

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