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 Alicante Vegan Festival 2018

Intro...

Talk...

Contest...

Sponsors...

Female contest...

Male contest...

Wrap-up...

Intro

flight

This was our first adventure to Alicante. So we were looking forward to seeing how veganism was developing in Spain and how that differed from the UK and the rest of Europe we had already visited.

Benidorm

We first went to visit our good friend Carlos Barbon, Spanish Strongman in Benidorm for a visit and a get in a little training before the event itself.
Carlos and Nathan
Carlos and Nathan guarding Benidorm at night :-)

On the Friday before the event we moved to an apartment in Alicante as on the Friday evening we attended a demonstration against animal cruelty

Vegan Bodybuilding at a demonstration

It was interesting to go on a demonstration in a different country.

demonstration

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We stayed overnight in an apartment in Alicante and then the next day it was time for the Alicante Vegan Festival.
Stall

Although not the biggest event we have been to, it still had plenty going on with dancing, music and stalls.

festival 1

band

stall

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Talk

Nathan

Nathan Loughton did a fascinating talk (which unfortunately we didn't record) about diet and exercise. It went down really well with the audience despite having to be translated into Spanish.

Contest


For our first time in Alicante we decided to do a shoulder press contest with the men doing 15Kg and the women doing 7Kg. There was a bit of a blunder as we overloaded the male bar and it felt nearer 17Kg than 15Kg, so the guys did really well getting the reps they did. It was certainly the heaviest we have used in a contest before.

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Sponsors

We need to support our sponsors. They allow everyone to get a prize even if they do not win. Remember if you can support them they help support our contests (plus you get a discount on every purchase using the codes provided).

Veganicity
Veganicity - Top supplements for health & maximum performance. Get 35% off using the code VEGANBODY2018

Vegetology

Vegetology - Makers of Vitamin D3, DHA/EPA omega-3 oil, multi vitamins, and Joint pain products 15% off using code VEGANHEALTH

Strong Duck
Strong Duck - Workout supplements (use code vegfest18 for 15% off of your first order)
veggie style
Veggie Style - Get 10% off using code VBB

good heavens it's Jeavons
Good heavens, It's Jeavons - best choccy treats available
 
Gorilla gym
Gorilla gym- online personal training plans & nutrition programmes
for those wishing to move towards plant-based eating

Viridian
Viridian vitamins sells great supplements & sponsors of our Vegan bodybuilding competitions!

pulsin
Pulsin  - Protein powders, bars and snacks

Vegan Health and fitness Magazine
Vegan Health & fitness magazine - Helping you achieve your best without harming animals


Chip butty Vegan
Don't forget Maz, buy his book and learn to make "English food" that will fool a meat eater!

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Female contest



Male contest


Wrap-up

We learnt a few things during our time on Spain. Siestas where a thing we constantly forgot about and missed food places and other activities because things stopped for a few hours every afternoon. The people were amazing and I recommend a visit. It may not be the easiest place to find food (outside of the festival), but the food we did discover was fantastic and worth the effort, so consider a visit next year.

I will end with a few pictures of the contest entrants getting prizes from the sponsors, so remember to support them if you can.

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