Yes, for most of his training career (about eight years), he hasn’t been vegan and yes, he built most of his strength while consuming meat.
Is Clarence Kennedy a vegan?
Kennedy is an Olympic Irish weightlifter and YouTube personality who follows a vegan diet.
When did Clarence Kennedy go vegan?
First, Kennedy is insanely strong — his best lifts are a 185kg snatch and a 220kg clean & jerk at about 100kg bodyweight. “The second reason is that he’s a vegan. (He made those lifts both before and after his transition to veganism in 2016.)
Does Clarence Kennedy use creatine?
Clarence doesn’t eat meat or creatine, 2016 is still hitting us with shockers.
What happened to Clarence Kennedy?
It turns out he was suffering from some serious knee tendinopathy which eventually resulted in surgery to both knees. The whole process of his injury, rehab and comeback to high level Olympic weightlifting is detailed in the interview that he did with All Things Gym (another great site).
Why did Clarence Kennedy go vegan?
Put ’em together, and you’ve got an amino acid profile that’s comparable to animal products. Judging from the video, it sounds like cost is a pretty significant factor in Kennedy’s decision to go vegan: kidney beans, he emphasizes, provide one gram of protein per cent in the Irish town in which he lives.
Does Clarence Kennedy use a belt?
His field acrobatics are incredible: he can corkscrew his body three rotations before landing; this is Olympic gymnast floor routine stuff. Jump ahead to age 17 and Clarence Kennedy has three years of training under his belt, has added 30-pounds of muscle and snatches 310!
Why is Clarence Kennedy not in Olympics?
Because his government doesn’t support state sponsored doping and doesn’t give out money bags on day of competition to buy clean piss. Neither does the US (for weightlifting) and talented lifters still choose to compete. He could have lifted at every euros/worlds for the last five years if he wanted to.
How old is clarence0?
Clarence Kennedy is 28 years old.
Is Clarence Kennedy an Olympian?
Clarence is an Olympic lifter based out of Tralee, Ireland, who has achieved internet fame due to his superhuman strength (I discovered him years ago when I googled ‘triple bodyweight squat’). He doesn’t work with a coach or have any regular training partners. …
Why does Clarence Kennedy squat so deep?
Let’s not forget that Clarence is the only one out of these guys who blew out both his knees. He said at a seminar that I attended that he squats high because it’s more pressure on his joints in general to squat extremely deep.
What is the world record clean and jerk?
The current world record clean & jerk is 264 kilograms, held by Talakhdze. On that same day, he posted a video of him snatching 225 kilograms, which is also the heaviest snatch caught on film.
Are Olympic weightlifters natural?
Are Olympic weightlifters natural? In an ideal world then certainly yes the ones that compete are or at least should be natural – they are drug tested by WADA randomly throughout the year and also at competition. Quite often though, lifters are caught out with a sample on the banned substance list.
What lifting shoes does Clarence Kennedy wear?
The power perfects seem to also be a great shoe. I don’t know much about them, but I see them in the Olympics and I think Clarence Kennedy wears (or has worn) them. The powerlifts are not made for weightlifting as they have a smaller heel. Clarence definitely wears them.