Bill McCarthy, vegan powerlifter

Powerlifting competitor, Bill McCarthy, attempts an impressive squat

Bill McCarthy is an American powerlifter. He competes at national level and has qualified for international competition including the Arnold Sports festival three times. He’s 120kg in weight and his personal best lifts are 501 lb (227.5kg) bench press, 750 lbs (340kg) squat and 622 lb (282.5kg) deadlift.

Vegan power!

He has finished in the top five at the US Nationals on six occasions, and has been USAPL American Open Champion three times.  He has been invited to compete at the Arnold Sports Festival, finishing in the top five on 5 occasions, and was Champion in 2013.

He has he New Jersey and Maryland State record holder in Bench and Squat.

The Strength and Conditioning Coach also runs a Powerlifting Team.  He is currently building this and add lifters and sponsors to his team, while expanding his coaching responsibilities.

Finding veganism

Bill has been a vegan since he tried the Engine 2 Diet 28 day Challenge. He eats a good diet and therefore feels there is little need for supplements, taking only B12. As an elite competitor in a sport where many people are preoccupied with a belief in animal protein, Bill has surprised people.

“They can’t believe that I am as big and strong as I am, the reactions are always fun!... I have had a couple of my clients try it because of the results I had and all of them have never went back.”

 

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Author: 
Cris Iles-Wright

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