The guys sure knows how to eat!
Ice cream, chips, candy, ice pops. All the major food groups.
Nowhere in any sport will you find worse nutrition than at a collegiate football program.
I couldn’t believe what I saw at PSU. A whole private dining hall with steak, chicken, lobster, omelettes, salmon and everything else, and guys are eating freakin’ fruit loops and french fries.
It didn’t help that our “nutritionists” advice for gaining muscle was “to eat lots of applesauce, or have an extra slice of pie at dinner”…[/quote]
With that much lean body mass and that level of activity, I really don’t think it is so much “what” you eat but simply how much. I knew a lot of guys in college that were big, fairly lean and muscular who ate pure crap all of the time but in very large amounts (waffles, eggs, hamburgers, pizza, beer was an average daily diet).
I also saw a few of them 5 years or less after they quit training and they were fat as hell. Some of these guys only lift because they play ball. take that away and they lose the motivation to workout.
That shows two things. One, if you have the genetics AND the drive to train regularly, you probably don’t need to be that strict with your food intake. Two, that training hard is the largest determinant for how much you can get away with.
If “intensity” for you means barely breaking a sweat in the gym and doing super slow curls with a 35lbs dumbbell is what you consider “balls to the wall”, you probably don’t need to be eating that cheeseburger.