The Michael Phelps Breakfast vs. Ryan Lochte’s Tire-Flipping
I think it’s safe to say that I’ve given you enough time to watch the Olympic events over the weekend, so here goes: U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte totally owned Michael Phelps in the 400 IM and goes for gold again today in the 200 free. Keep reading to learn more…and perhaps Phelps needs to up his game, not placing in the 400 at all…while he has been eating Subway, Lochte has been flipping tires in his training…
So what exactly does the most-decorated Olympian eat for breakfast?
Here are some of the facts about Mr. Phelps:
Needless to say, Phelps likes ‘em. He can down three fried egg sandwiches and a five-egg omelet without so much as blinking. I’m not sure I could eat for a day after that!
He likes his in threes, with chocolate chips.
Give him three of these, as well.
Coffee…and an energy drink
Long story short, Phelps is consuming as much as 4,000 calories before most of us are awake. His dinners aren’t too shabby, either: loads of carbs from both pasta and an entire pizza for one.
We all know that Phelps appears in advertisements for Subway, so let’s assume he is sneaking a few hoagies into his diet. While he has been at that, however, fellow U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte has been hard at work training his body…
Bejing was a disappointment for Lochte, and although he hasn’t completely changed his ways (he stopped skateboarding for 4 months but then broke down, purchasing a new skateboard a few weeks back despite the possibility of an injury—”I can’t stop being myself”, he said), he has certainly made the most of his time away from the Olympic pool. His training includes flipping a 850 lb. tire and lifting chains: stuff that not only intimidates the competition, but also made his body harder and stronger.
He switched up his diet, too, favoring scrambled eggs and fruit over a Mickey D’s platter of McMuffins and hash browns.
So who are you rooting for? Both guys swim for USA, but who is your pick to come out on top overall during London 2012? Let me know in the COMMENTS!
Until next time, keep watching and supporting TEAM USA!
Photo courtesy of USA Today