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Old 06-05-2008, 01:25 PM   #1
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Stinking genetic freaks! I know hours of training and practice have something to do with it but this is ridiculous:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shu...rn=nfl,860 31
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:42 PM   #2
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It's a well known fact that most elite athletes (football, basketball, gymnastics, etc.) do well in spite of their diets.

Just think what they could accomplish with a good diet.

BTW go redskins. lol
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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Three or four of us decided to forget all other foods and have a bacon eating contest.
Damn, I hate the Redskins.

But this guy is pretty funny (and a pretty good writer). Check out his blog for more.
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:59 PM   #4
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Um, Steven. Did you just say go Redskins? Ouch.

Gant, you're right. This guy is pretty good... checking blog now.

Oh, and elite athletes bug me. I even think about a bag of fries and my fitness plummets.
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:46 PM   #5
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It's a well known fact that most elite athletes (football, basketball, gymnastics, etc.) do well in spite of their diets.

Just think what they could accomplish with a good diet.
Yep. He even says as much. I guess 'good enough' is, well, good enough.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:35 PM   #6
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FYI.....a $1 Double cheeseburger is close to a Zone ratio (although higher fat).....and they taste sooooo good. Great quick fix if you need one on the road...although I only eat 1/2 the bun and get it without ketchup. I believe it is actually just as high in MUFA as it is in SAT fats too.

Athletes eat junk all the time...but they also burn 6000 calories a day with hours of training and practice and most are under the age of 30....now lets talk about the health of retired athletes 40 and over and we have a whole different conversation...
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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lol, forgot half you guys are from like south US. anyway, go skins.

Regardless, couple years ago I used to eat McD's like 2-3x a week (or other fast food) and well my performance levels weren't shabby or anything. But it's definitely not exactly healthy. I can still eat occasionally without any ill effects although I'm not exactly on strict anything.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:45 AM   #8
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Mike's got this right, I think.

These guys are just like the garbage incinerators that generate electricity. You put anything in 'em, and they produce power.

Oh, and Steven, a pox on the Deadskins.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:03 PM   #10
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I need one of those in my stomach.

BTW now that my stomach has come into this...if anyone ever makes it on the Singapore. Chili crabs are freaking awesome!
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