Arnold Schwarzenegger says you don't need meat to build muscle | Totally Vegan Buzz

Arnold Schwarzenegger has dispelled the myth that you need meat to build muscle in a new documentary which showcases the benefits of plant-based eating for elite sports stars.

The Game Changers is a ‘revolutionary documentary about meat, protein and strength’ which is set to be released this year.

The documentary features high profile sports stars including Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who are all executive producers. 

In the documentary Schwarzenegger ‘terminates outdated myths about protein, strength, and performance’. 

“I ate a lot of meat. They showed us commercials selling the idea that real men eat meat. But you’ve got to understand – that’s marketing. That’s not based on reality,” Schwarzenegger says in the trailer.  

The Game Changers features interviews with Farris Kendrick, a weightlifter who has broken two American records, alongside a wide range of sports stars including body builders, cyclists, runners, American footballers, racing drivers and boxers. 

“One of the biggest misconceptions in sports nutrition is that we have to have animal protein to perform at a high level. That’s just not true,” a narrator explains. 

The documentary also speaks to sports stars who have recovered from injury faster on plant-based diets, and teams which have performed above expectations. 

The Game Changers will premier in 1,000 cinemas globally on September 17.

The filmmakers explain: “The Game Changers is a new film executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph.

“The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet – and it’s backed by them too – with additional EPs including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul.

“Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, follows the story of James Wilks – elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Game Changers The Ultimate Fighter – as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists. Wilks’ journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.”

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