Elite Powerlifting Vegetarian is three words that usually don’t go together, but Ashley Contorno makes it happen seamlessly. As a matter of fact, let’s add Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of South Bay Strength Co….and things just got more unbelievable.
With an energy that is contagious, Ashley seems to challenge many stereotypes head-on. She defies not only how society thinks a woman of physical therapy “should” be training, but also a vegetarian. Living her life plant-based for the better part of a decade, Ashley shares how she eats to perform at an elite level as well as staying jacked year around.
In this episode, Ashely discusses what motivated her and her husband to open their gym. Listen as we go over:
- Negative sides of soy-based vegetarian products
- Cutting for a weight class
- Starting a business
- Physical therapy for Powerlifters
- Eating mostly plant-based as a powerlifter
Featured Guest/People Mentioned:
- Ashley Contorno (@veggie_lifter)
- South Bay Strength Co. (@southbaystrengthco
- Steven Contorno (@bum_muscle)
- Total Strength & Speed (@totalstrengthandspeed)
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