False!! Vegans and vegetarians are as capable as anyone of building strong, lean muscle. Indeed, if you are doing the vegan thing right, you will be more than likely to build muscle tissue fast, and develop great definition. The dirty little secret is no secret at all: consume plenty of protein/ amino-acid-rich fresh, raw dark leafy veggies, beans and seeds, nuts and soy. Be generous with your consumption of fruit to replace energy stores you use throughout your workouts and daily life. Exercise regularly and challenge yourself during work outs. If it feels difficult, you are telling your muscles to do a little more each time, and grow. Yep–it’s common sense, no magic here!