Yes, more Phelps

I know I said I wasn’t going to comment on the Olympics.  So I’m not.  I’m just commenting on Michael Phelps’ diet.  I’m sure you’ve all seen by now the fact that Phelps eats around 12,000 calories a day and that some British dude tried to finish off what Phelps eats in a typical hard training/racing day.  But what I really found amusing about the blog article was the quote by Janice Thompson:

“I’m not surprised, dear,” says Professor Janice Thompson, head of Bristol University’s department of exercise, nutrition and health sciences, when, belching quietly, I return to my desk. “There’s no way you should be able to eat what Michael Phelps eats. This is not even a normal athlete. I would not recommend this kind of diet for even a fit and serious competitor in, say, a 10km road race. This man is in a very, very different place to the rest of us. He’s 6ft 4in and 192lb of pure joy. From a female perspective, obviously. Though I probably shouldn’t say that.

6ft 4in and 192lb of pure joy.  Damn straight.

Advertisements

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 )

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: