Tobias Sjösten

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Tobias Sjösten

Hi! My name’s Tobias and I’m the founder of Athlegan.

I’ve been a vegan since 2014 and a vegetarian some years before I made that switch. For me it began as a moral obligation but I’ve come to learn about all the health and environmental benefits of a plant based diet too.

Needless to say veganism is something I feel very strongly about.

When I’m not eating salad and releasing minks (isn’t that what vegans do?) I lift heavy weights and try to choke my friends.

I’m a competitive grappler with a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. On top of that I train powerlifting to build my strength, with the occasional kettlebell and odd equipment thrown in for variety.

CrossFit is another sport I really enjoy (even got the L1 Trainer cert) but sadly I can’t find the time for doing much of it nowadays.

I hope you’ll enjoy all the work we’re putting into Athlegan and that it’ll help you become the strongest and fittest version of your vegan self!

Articles by Tobias Sjösten

Vegans, let's get checked

Vegan athlete: Nick Squires

Vegan athlete: Satish Sundarrajan

Vegan athlete: Lisa Gawthorne

Vegan athlete: Henry Shi

Vegan athlete: Hulda Benediktsdóttir Waage

How many calories should you eat?

How to find all the time you need to get fit

Vegan athlete: Sonya Looney

Vegan athlete: Fiona Oakes

Why clever vegans supplement vitamin B12

One year of vegan fitness

35 effective holiday tactics for vegan athletes

Carbs vs. fat – which is the real devil?

The ultimate guide to Starting Strength

Easy vegan dinner recipes

The one boring thing that'll make you strong and fit

10,000 kettlebell swings that will make you stronger

The training programs you absolutely need to know

Vegan athlete: Claire "Fury" Foreman

How to live with (and even love) a meat eater

Calculate your One Rep Max (1RM)

What vegan protein powder is the best?

Why track your CrossFit progress (and how to do it)

What CrossFit doesn't want you to know

Vegan athlete: Simone Collins

The 5 simple steps you need to fit your macros

Dead easy vegan lunch ideas

What is BMI and why should you not worry?

How and why you should take a nap (every day)

CrossFit beginner? Here''s what you need to know

The only fitness apps you actually need

Why creatine supplement makes you a stronger vegan

5 strength sports for actually enjoying training

Rest more to grow bigger and stronger

Healthy vegan breakfast recipes for athletes

The 8 worst beginner mistakes (and how to fix them)

A new year, a new … nothing

CrossFit sucks and people love it

Why sweating actually keeps you fat

What you need to know about vegan protein

Be a strong vegan and smash the stereotype