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PTP320 - The Game Changers James Wilks
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In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with James Wilks, a mixed martial artist best known for winning Season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter and one of the producers of The Game Changers. He also serves as a combative trainer for government agencies including the US Marshals, US Marines, US Army Rangers, and US Navy SEALs.

James is an intense, but friendly guy and is very knowledgeable in plant-based eating for athletes. We talked about the eating cultures and the need to focus more on nutrition and of course, we cover the topic of protein. You’ll be interested to hear what he has to say about Roman Gladiators as well. As we get into talking about The Game Changers we talk about the amazing cast, why there are more males than females and the overall message for the movie. Expect to hear about some of the surprises you’ll see if you go to The Game Changers live September 16 in theaters and some of the online hype afterward. 

Please share with anyone who is into sports, loves being plant-based or is still on the fence!


In this episode we discuss:

  • Plant-based kids 
  • Martial arts 
  • Nutrition in the UFC
  • Roman gladiators 
  • Martial arts and diet
  • Team community and junk food 
  • Liking healthy 
  • Protein 
  • Protein powder 
  • Nutrition and the military 
  • The Game Changers 
  • Surprises 
  • Why there are fewer women 


Links to things we mentioned:

ENERGYBits – use “planttrainers” at checkout for a discount!

Vegan Podcast Academy

Host your own podcast with Libsyn – use promo code “plants” and get a month free!

The Game Changers – WebsiteFacebook, Instagram, Twitter

James Wilks – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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A Forefather of Plant-Based Nutrition, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn – PTP208

The Big Picture and Changing The Game with Dr. James Loomis – PTP246

Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases with Dean Ornigh M.D. – PTP295

Impacting The World Through The Greenprint with Marco Borges – PTP306

Stress, Abuse, and Relationships with Dean Ornish, M.D. – PTP307

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2 thoughts on “The Game Changers, Meat, Protein and Strength with James Wilks – PTP320”
  1. Avatar Adam Beallor

    I really enjoyed the podcast. I loved hearing Wilks’s insights and perspective on veganism, meat, sources of protein, and the significance of proper nutrition in sports.

    • Avatar Adam Chaim

      Thanks for listening to this episode!

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