Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 6, 2016 7:00 am
The medals are home, the punishing training schedules slightly relaxed, and we can all start picking over the details of what was a pretty exhilarating Olympic Games in Rio.
There were some was truly exceptional moments; including anytime Simone Biles was competing, and of course, Michael Phelps.
What’s On The Olympic Menu?
We won’t be the first to mention that incredible food regime that Phelps adheres to in order to become the magnificent athlete he is; but the list of food that he consumes on an average day is pretty jaw-dropping! The 12,000 calories that he puts away every day during his competitive training …
The eyes of the world were on Rio as the greatest athletes and sportspeople on the planet competed for gold. To reach that level of competition requires single-minded dedication and sacrifice. World-class athletes are incredibly body conscious, and are usually pretty clued up when it comes to what they should eat and drink.
What Keeps an Athlete on Top?
Finding out what fuels an athlete is a little like peering inside the cosmetic bag of a make up artist; they must know all the best tricks and tips, right?
Megan Kalmoe is the Olympic rower who represented America in Beijing in 2008, and who recently hit the headlines with her no-holds barred take down of the press and it’s obsession with the “toxic stew” that will soon be the battleground for the finest rowers, sailing teams and other aquatic athletes in the world.
As the hopeful Olympians begin to arrive in Rio for the 2016 competition, Kalmoe points out, “People seem more motivated than ever to portray the impending Rio Games as the biggest-ever disaster that hasn’t happened yet.”
It’s a good point, and it’s understandable that athletes want to focus on the …