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NFL Diet Plans : To Build Strength & Muscle

If your goal is to be like an NFL athlete : To be muscular and strong. Then you need to eat like an NFL athlete.

WebMd a Mens Health website have an article titled Eat to lose weight and Build muscle ; How NFL does it.

According to the article there’s really no big secret to eating like an NFL pro. It’s all about balance.

If your goal is to be the size of an NFL athlete Your plate should look like this:

  1. One-third lean protein (eggs, chicken, turkey, red meat)
  2. One-third fruits and vegetables
  3. One-third healthy carbs (whole-grain rice, pasta, or bread)

The article has some fantastic ideas on NFL Athlete breakfast, NFL athlete lunch & NFL athlete dinner.

2010 Pittsburgh Half & Full Marathon Photos : Pictures

2010 Pittsburgh half and full marathon happened last sunday. I found some great photos of the race at flickr.

There was drama at the event when a suspicious devices was mistaken to be a bomb device, the bomb squad was called in but it turned out to be a microwave oven filled with spaghetti and pasta.

See photos of 2010 Pittsiburgh marathon @ Roblarson flickr page

Marathon Nutrition Tips By Deena Kastor

I just found this marathon nutrition tips by Marathoner Deena Kastor.

It’s a good idea to know which foods provide the biggest carbohydrate bang per serving, but you don’t necessarily have to approach each meal with a fork and a calculator. Marathoner Deena Kastor, who won bronze at the 2004 Olympics, believes that once you understand how your body processes different carbohydrates — that is, which foods provide lasting energy for you — you can approach your meals with an intuitive sense of what you need.

“I focus on adding another heaping spoonful of pasta or a few more potatoes,” she says. “Before the Athens marathon, I also ate a lot of dense fruits with high sugar content: pears, bananas, grapes. They replaced a lot of electrolytes and minerals I knew I was sweating out.”

Read original article calculating carbs for endurance athletes

Ryan Hall Pre Race Meal : Diet

Just before 2009 NYC Marathon, American marathon runner, Ryan Hall was interviewed by a Chicago paper. Ryan was asked the following question;

What’s your go-to, night-before-the-race meal?

Ryan Hall : Pasta, olive oil and Cytomax Muscle Milk Protein Shake.

Another interesting question from the interview was his answer on his strategy for Boston Marathon

What’s your strategy for those Boston hills–and downhills?

Ryan Hall : My strategy for the hills in Boston are to run the same effort level whether I am going up, down or flat, which means I will obviously slow down going up the hills and fly down the back of them. I think that energy management is one of the keys to running a good marathon. The better I can keep it locked in at the right effort level, despite the terrain, the better I will run.