Podcast #4 The Plant Powered PT – Bodybuilding With No Large Intestine

The Pursuit of Enhancement Podcast Episode 4



Welcome to Episode 4 of  The Pursuit of Enhancement Podcast.

My name is Peter Ledwidge and I am your host.

Each week I sit down to talk in-depth with guests that push the boundaries of conventional living, driven by the singular pursuit of being on an unrelenting quest to continually expand the horizons of their body, mind and spirit.

The aim is to learn more about them and from them; their story, the work they are doing, the highs, the lows, the triumphs, the heartaches and everything in between.

The hope is that these conversations might spark something within you that gives you cause for self-reflection, inspires you to embark on your own journey of self-discovery or gives you the courage to take a chance and go after your goals.

The Plant Powered PT – Vegan Bodybuilding Without A Large Intestine.

This week I’m joined by Adam Stansbury – the plant powered pt.

Award Winning Trainer and Motivational Public Speaker.

adam 4

Based in London, Adam has been working out in gyms since 1997 and professionally Training clients since 2009.

In November 2014 he adopted a plant based vegan diet, making the decision to change from his heavy meat based diet, for health and ethical reasons. Prior to that he had been held back by his stereotypical view of plant protein sources.

Luckily he came to realise the many benefits of living a plant powered life, not only to transform your body and health, but also to have an impact on the bigger issues going on around us, such as animal welfare and the environment. Through his work Adam has made it his mission to transform your body and the planet.

Severe Surgery

In 2005 Adam was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitus, 6 months later appeared on the December 2005 cover of ‘Healthy For Men’, just one month later in January 2006 he was submitted to hospital for an emergency illeostomy operation due to a severe blockage of his large intestine.

Over the next 2 years he went through 4 serious abdominal operations , using a colostomy bag then culminating in having the whole of his large intestine removed and an internal pouch constructed in place of his colon, all this whilst still training in the gym and working as a full time model.

This journey instilled in him a resilience to anything that life has to throw at him. Two years later Adam decided to follow his dream and qualified as a Personal Trainer in 2009.

Adam went on to compete in natural body building events in 2009,2010 and 2011, coming 3rd in 2009 and 2011.

Award Winning

In 2012 he was part of the team who won ‘National Gym of the Year 2012’ at the National Fitness Awards.

At the end of 2013 he was awarded ‘Gym Based Personal Trainer of the Year’ at the National Fitness Awards.

Needless to say all of this has given him massive life experience and is one of the reasons he continues to push his own development as a trainer and a well rounded human being. This shows through in how he trains his clients, with education, empowerment, intensity, focus and full support at the core of what he does.

This Week’s Episode

In our conversation we talk about

  • Adam’s journey through his surgery, how he got through it, what he learned from it and how it re-shaped him as a person.
  • Moving to a plant based diet and veganism
  • Finding your why, seeing things through to the end
  • Mindset and How he goes about helping clients transform their mindset
  • Achieving goals, simplification, achievement through focussing on the emotions associated with the outcome rather than just the outcome itself and breaking your goals into daily behavioural habits.
  • Not comparing yourself to anyone and being the best version of you
  • Entrepreneurship; his struggles, the highs and lows
  • Conscious capitalism and making a difference

As you can see, we covered a diverse range of topics. I enjoyed this conversation immensely and I hope you do too.

adam 6

Connect with Adam

Instagram @theplantpoweredpt

Via his website www.theplantpoweredpt.com

Twitter @theplantpowerpt

Hear him speak Click HERE

Resources mentioned

Tim Shieff – The 5 Tibetan Rites

Hear Adam Speak Funzing


adam 7

So that’s it for episode 4 I hope you got something out of it. Let me know in the comments your thoughts and take aways.

I am so so grateful to everyone that tuned in today. There and so many things you could be doing with your time so that fact that you choose to give it to me is such an honour. Thank you.

Be sure to follow or subscribe to your favourite source so you can keep up to date with future episodes, share it with your friends in person or on social media.

If you’d like to support the show you can do so on patreon.

I’m Peter Ledwidge, this is the Pursuit of Enhancement podcast and I will catch you next week for episode 5.

In the mean time remember to

Be kind

Work hard

Stay humble

And smile often.

If you want to connect with me further you can find me on twitter, facebook and instagram via the icon links below.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s