We’re burying a time capsule in the hallowed ground of the MVS “vegan slaughterhouse” gym. The capsule will contain the one year strength goals of MVS lifters and any vegan athletes from around the world who want to take part, as well as the publically humiliating punishments they must endure if they fail to meet these goals. The capsule will be buried deep underground in an empty vegan protein tub and unearthed one year later on May 10, 2015.
If you’d like to have your strength goals included in the capsule contact us with (1) your name (2) your one year strength goals and (3) your punishment if you don’t achieve those goals. If you’re in Melbourne all are welcome to come to the May 11 MVS training session to smash some iron and bury the time capsule with us.
Congratulations to Strongman Patrik Baboumian who yesterday took a ten metre walk carrying more than half a tonne on his shoulders, more than anyone has ever done before. After smashing the world record the Strongman let out a roar of ‘Vegan Power’, and later added that ‘the point is to inspire people and break stereotypes that tough guys need to eat a lot of meat’
MVS Powerlifter Noah Hannibal was recently interviewed by Joshua Katcher for the The Discerning Brute – Fashion, Food and Etiquette for the Ethically Handsome Male. In July Noah also won the gold medal in the heavyweight division of the Australian National Bench Press Championships.
“Noah Hannibal, AKA Vegan Tank, is one tough Aussie. That’s right, not every dude down-under is clogging up all their plumbing at Outback Steak House, or hunting crocks and kangaroos with boomerangs and giant knives… Competitive powerlifter, hero to animals, photographer, designer, and all-around gentleman, Vegan Tank is a true 21st century man, blazing a trail that redefines masculinity and stands proudly by conscientious machismo.” – Read the interview
Vegan Bodybuilder Joel Kirkilis is featured in the new Uproar campaign ‘Not your typical treehugger’. The campaign aims to show vegans from all walks of life, and in the process break down incorrect stereotypes about vegans. Who better to smash these stereotypes than the mighty Joel?
MVS’s Andrew Clark and Noah Hannibal lifted in the 2010 Victorian Open put on by Powerlifting Australia. Andrew squatted 160kg, benched 97.5kg and deadlifted 212.5kg for a raw comp pb total of 470kg and the silver medal in the 90kg weight division. Noah squatted 207.5kg, benched 180kg (in a bench shirt) and deadlifted 230kg for a comp pb total of 617.5kg and the silver medal in the 125kg weight division.
MVS powerlifter and bodybuilder Joel Kirkilis has taken home trophies at this years INBA and ANB Victorian Championships. Joel placed a strong third in the INBA intermediate men’s division and first in the under 80kg ANB division.
Four powerlifters from MVS competed in the Global One IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) competition last weekend. It was a hugely successful day where ignorant stereotypes about veganism, such as that you can’t build muscle and get strong without eating animal products, were well and truly smashed.