The food of Champions: the secrets of power 10 famous athletesPictolic
No wonder they say: you are what you eat. Successful training and achievements in sports is directly dependent on the diet of the athlete. This versatile diet does not exist: one of the Champions is getting a vegan, someone chooses a sandwich, and someone prefers their national cuisine.
In this issue we will tell you about the preferences of ten well-known Champions, which, thanks to his diet not only saves power, but also achieve new heights in sports.
Viktor Ahn (real name Ahn Hyun-soo) is a Russian short-tremist of Korean descent, 6‑time Olympic champion. By nature he is a night owl, so he prefers to have Breakfast later. Usually the main meal Victor chooses simple products like cereal with milk, toast with cheese and meat and tea. A full-blooded Korean, born in Seoul, But indulges in the dishes of his native cuisine and traditional dishes of Russian has little respect for the soup and pancakes.
Serious exercise for triathlonists Miranda Carfrae business as usual: the day she swims 4 kilometers, runs 11 kilometers and almost 90 kilometres rides a bike. It is not surprising that an athlete like tasty and healthy food, but prefers the dishes, the preparation of which does not require more than 20 minutes. According to Miranda, the perfect food for a triathlete — this quinoa salad with steak: this dish is not only delicious, but also rich in protein and is gluten free.
In 2008, 20-year-old Spaniard Kilian Gorne won one of the toughest marathons in the world of long-distance — 167-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc. This was followed by a series of victories. On training Kilian takes on average 6 hours a day. To refresh and rejuvenate, it prefers cold gazpacho tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.
18 years ago, in 2002, world-renowned climber Steph Davis decided to become a strict vegetarian. More than a year it took her to pick out the optimal diet, which would have reduced its sporting performance. Since then, American climber has achieved considerable success in base jumping and wingsuit. Today daily schedule Stef includes yoga, running and 3 hours of climbing. After a tiring day of training her choice — sauteed tofu with ginger.
Olympian skier Andy Newell loves oven pancakes by an old recipe of his grandfather. Rich in carbohydrates baking gives him the energy needed for two to three hours of intense training. In the dish was a little more protein, the athlete drives the dough a few eggs and adds Greek yogurt.
Once the climber Ueli of the Stack because of its incredible speed was nicknamed the Swiss Machine. In order for the athlete successfully conducted daily 4‑hour training, his diet was designed to simultaneously be high, but it does not make the climber more sluggish. Pre-workout Stack usually eat sandwiches with butter and honey, fruit, and drank a couple of cups of coffee, and after a workout preferred risotto with mushrooms. Unfortunately, in the spring of 2017, the famous climber from Switzerland died during an attempt to conquer Everest.
Snowboarders usually do not bother much in the choice of food and you can eat a lot of cheeseburgers. But the Olympian Louie Vito decided that in order to be the best of the best, he needs proper nutrition. Now its lunch usually consists of salmon pasta and broccoli.
Scientists have shown that swimmers spend a lot more calories than many other athletes. This is especially true of swim long distances. 45-year-old Lewis PU from South Africa is known that swam 140 miles of the Maldives, and took part in the race in 1 km from the foot of Everest. This swimmer-extreme is the most important in the diet of nutritious Breakfast. After the warm-up swim in the Atlantic ocean for half an hour he prefers scrambled eggs with cheese and salmon, yogurt and strawberries.
American swimmer Dana Vollmer, 4‑time Olympic champion and multiple world champion, suffers from gluten intolerance. But athletes need to consume more calories. Their main source is the carbohydrates in cereals, most of which contain gluten. However, the American found the best dish — special gluten-free pizza.
Aksel Svindal is a Norwegian skier, so it would be logical to assume that he eats a lot of salmon. But all is not as predictable — Olympic champion and two-time world champion prefers classic big sandwich with lots of veggies and Turkey. All of this, he drinks a glass of one percent milk.